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Cone or flask? shape detects confinement

In physics, confinement of particles is such an important phenomenon that the Clay Mathematics Institute has even pledged an award of a million dollars to anyone who can give a convincing and exhaustive scientific explanation from a mathematical point of view. For example, the quarks are confined in pairs or threes by the strong interaction- the force which holds the nuclei of the atoms together- making up neutrons and protons. A recent study at SISSA adds a new chapter to what we know about confinement.


Sala “Bobi Bazlen” al piano terra di Palazzo Gopcevich,

22 novembre alla 18

PRESENTAZIONE DEL LIBRO LIBERTÀ DI MIGRARE di Valerio Calzolaio e Telmo Pievani alla presenza di Valerio Calzolaio, Gianfranco SCHIAVONE, presidente di Consorzio Italiano di Solidarietà e Sergio Nordio ARPA FVG OSMER

In collaborazione con ACCRI Trieste, La Cappella Underground e Laboratorio Interdisciplinare per le Scienze Naturali e Umanistiche della SISSA. 

Food Knowledge is Resilient

A SISSA research study published in a special issue of the journal Brain and Cognition, completely dedicated to the cognitive neuroscience of food, analyzes the lexical-semantic deficits of the food category in patients suffering from neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's. The study shows that knowledge about food is preserved more than other categories of stimuli, even in the case of severe syndromes. Further, perception of caloric intake affects a person’s ability to remember the name of a food; the higher the calories, the more knowledge is preserved.

Cristian Michelletti’s research highlighted on Science Magazine

A recent paper published in the journal Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group) coordinated by Cristian Micheletti, Professor of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste, was highlighted in a commentary article in Science Magazine, the popular website published by AAAS and devoted to the popularization of science. The work in which Micheletti and colleagues reconstructed the 3D shape of chromosomes using a cutting-edge technique, was chosen by Science Magazine because of its high scientific value.

Workshop on "Recent Developments in Numerical Methods for Model Reduction” at IHP

In the framework of the 2016 special fall quater at Institut Henri Poincarè (IHP) "Numerical Methods for PDEs" there will be a workshop on "Recent Developments in Numerical Methods for Model Reduction" (November 7-10, 2016) co-organized by Ecole des Ponts-ParisTech (CERMICS), Politecnico di Milano (MOX) and SISSA (mathLab).