A computer-based environment developed with the aim to shed light on the origins of altruism: this is the innovative approach used by a research group at SISSA in collaboration with the University of Udine. This new study - recently published in the journal Neuropsychologia – immersed participants in a virtual environment that reproduced a building on fire which they had to evacuate in a hurry, deciding whether to save their lives or interrupt their escape and help rescue an injured person.
After a brief picture of Kepler’s historical context, Anna Maria Lombardi, a historian of Physics, will focus on his second and third astronomical laws, discovered almost 80 years before the Newton classical physics. Anna Maria Lombardi will retrace the
unorthodox maps that, blended together, guided the scientist in his scientific path.
Attractive and international: SISSA is swimming against the tide. As emerged in a recent UNESCO report on trends in higher education worldwide, entitled “Towards 2030”, in Italy foreign doctoral students account for just 11% of the total. SISSA is way ahead, pulling in 34% of its PhD students from abroad. And that’s not all. The new government report on Italian academic research quality (VQR) highlights SISSA’s ability to attract internationally acclaimed researchers from the world’s most renowned universities.
Masters MHPC is proud to announce the lecture entitled "Computational Materials Science enters a New Age", hold by Professor Nicola Marzari, from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).
The Ceremony will take place at Kastle Lecture Hall, in Adriatico Guesthouse ICTP
Artificial intelligence, language, time perception, nutrition, vaccines: these are some of the themes that will be covered from the 13th to 18th of March in Trieste - and for the first time also in Gorizia - for Brain Awareness Week. The local initiative is organised by the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of SISSA in Trieste and the BRAIN Centre of the Department of Life Sciences of the University of Trieste, in collaboration with the Science Centre Immaginario Scientifico and the Municipality of Trieste.
You are all invited to a public round table on the issue of citizen science, expertise and science communication.
The meeting will be held by Brian Trench (Dublin City University), Yurij Castelfranchi (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais), Sarah Davies (University of Copenhagen) and Nico Pitrelli (SISSA).
SISSA will host the first edition of the 6 x ½ hour Telethon relay, a non-competitive fundraising event. All proceeds will be donated to Telethon Foundation.
Read details: https://www.sissa.it/news/run-telethon