Skip to content Skip to navigation


SISSA - official video (full length)

SISSA, the International School for Advanced Studies, was founded in 1978 and is a scientific center of excellence within the national and international academic scene. Located in Italy, in the city of Trieste, it features about 65 professors, approximately a 100 post-docs and 250 PhD students. Situated on the scenic Karst upland, the School is surrounded by a 25 acre park, and offers a stunning view of the Gulf of Trieste.

The three main research areas of SISSA are Physics, Neuroscience and Mathematics.

Mauro Giacca - Forever Young

At a public conference held at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Mauro Giacca, molecular biologist and director of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) in Trieste, has reviewed the state-of-the-art of research into the mechanisms of ageing, and discuss the ethical implications raised by extending the average life span of human beings.

Precision cosmology turns 20

Cosmology - the study of the origin, composition and evolution of the Universe -- intended as a "precise science" has turned 20. Twenty years have gone by since the launch of the COBE satellite, the first to take pictures of the "background radiation" of the Universe. Licia Verde, a cosmologist at ICREA in Barcelona, presented the huge progress made in our understanding of the cosmos, at a public conference to be held at SISSA.

PhD honoris causa to Peter Higgs

The award-giving ceremony of the honorary doctorate (PhD) in Theoretical Particle Physics to Peter Higgs, the theorist of the Boson which was named after the scientist himself, has just ended. Higgs was unable to take part in the event due to health problems.
Guido Tonelli, the recipient of the Enrico Fermi 2013 Award assigned by the Italian Physics Society (SIF), in representation of the CMS experiment, and Anna Di Ciaccio, in representation of the Atlas experiment at LHC, collected the awards on Higgs' behalf.