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The smell of terroir

Our nose abilities are greater than we expected. In fact, our olfactory system allows us to distinguish two wines differing for grape variety and, even, for production geographical area, a feature defined terroir by experts. This is the evidence emerged from a new research, published in the journal Food quality and preference, carried out at SISSA by Francesco Foroni, now at the Australian Catholic University, together with other scientists led by SISSA neuroscientist Raffaella Rumiati and the collaboration of the University of Padua.

Symposium on "Physico-Mathematical Methods for Complex Data"

 10-01-2017 “Physico-mathematical methods for complex data”: this is the title of the symposium that will be held at SISSA on 13 January 2017. Riccardo Zecchina of the Politecnico di Torino will open the meeting with a talk on neural networks architectures. Antonietta Mira of the Università della Svizzera Italiana will discuss a methodology for statistical inference in complex models. The symposium will be closed by Yonatan Loewenstein of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with a talk on the computational modeling of operant learning.