October  8, 2013

Preparing for the future

From left: Roshan Prizak, Kristóf Zoltán Huszár, Dámaris Ketinó Rangel Guerrero, Ximena Contreras, Isabella Tomanek, Alexander Zimin This fall, 29 new students enrolled at IST Austria’s Graduate School, bringing the total number of students at IST Austria to 81. The students of...

October  3, 2013

Seat reservations in the developmental stage

For a head to become a head, and a tail a tail, cells in a developing embryo need to make decisions and adopt proper fates depending on where in the embryo they are located. How precisely cells can “find out” which position...

October  1, 2013

Michael Sixt promoted to Professor at IST Austria

As of October 1, 2013, Michael Sixt will be promoted to Professor at IST Austria. This is the result of the tenure evaluation which took place in summer 2013. The cell biologist is the first Assistant Professor at IST Austria to have...

September 17, 2013

Modulating growth patterns

Unlike in animals, postembryonic development in plants is highly flexible and allows them to modulate their growth patterns in response to external signals or as part of endogenous developmental programs. IST Austria professor Jiři Friml together with other colleagues has identified a...

September 17, 2013

Series of prizes for postdocs at IST Austria

The postdocs at Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) are as varied as the questions they pursue in their work, the approaches they take and the countries they come from. But one of the things that unite them is that...

September  9, 2013

Walther Arndt Award to ant researcher Sylvia Cremer

Sylvia Cremer, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), receives this year’s Walther Arndt Prize of the German Zoological Society (Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft, DZG). The award will be presented at the 106th annual meeting of the DZG,...

September  4, 2013

Mendel Medal to IST Austria Professor Nick Barton

The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina awards the Mendel Medal to Nicholas H. Barton. The Academy thus honors the researcher’s preeminent scientific work in the field of population genetics. The Mendel Medal will be awarded as part of the opening ceremony...

August 19, 2013

ERC Grant for IST Austria mathematician

The Institute of Science and Technology  Austria (IST Austria) has been informed by the European Research Council that Professor Laszlo Erdös has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant. The grant for Erdös who works on the mathematics of disordered quantum systems and...

August 13, 2013

Secret, safe and succinct

Krzysztof Pietrzak, Assistant Professor at IST Austria, together with Eike Kitz and Mario Szegedy presents a new scheme for the design of provably secure digital signatures that are shorter and therefore more compact than previously possible. The team of scientists presents their...

July 22, 2013

Simulations in Tinseltown

In this liquid simulation, commonly used models for animation dissolve in splashes and waves. (© Ryoichi Ando) Disneyland seems an unlikely venue for a scientific conference but the home of Mickey, Donald and Captain Jack Sparrow is where IST Austria professor Chris...