October 27, 2017

Ryuichi Shigemoto becomes member of Academia Europaea

Ryuichi Shigemoto has been named member of Academia Europaea (section: physiology and neuroscience). The neuroscientist, who has been Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) since 2013, investigates the molecular basis of neuronal transmission mediated by neurotransmitter...

October  6, 2017

IST Austria Professor Carl-Philipp Heisenberg receives Lower Austria’s top annual science prize

Councilor Bohuslav, Professor Brainin, State Governor Mikl-Leitner, Professor Heisenberg, CouncilorSchwarz (from left) (c) Klaus Ranger, 2017 IST Austria Professor Carl-Philipp Heisenberg has received one of two acknowledgement prizes awarded this year by the government of Lower Austria....

September  4, 2017

Two ERC Starting Grants for IST Austria Professors

(C) IQIM/A. Lee-Rivera and IST Austria/P. Pölleritzer Johannes Fink and Maximilian Jösch, both Assistant Professors at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), have been awarded Starting Grants by the European Research Council (ERC). With the two new...

August 17, 2017

NOMIS to support IST Austria with € 1.4 m

Today, the NOMIS foundation and IST Austria announced the signing of a grant agreement. The grant will support the work of quantum physicists Johannes Fink and Georgios Katsaros, both professors at the research institute in Klosterneuburg (Lower Austria). The grant amount of € 1.4 m over 4 years starting in...

July 26, 2017

Significant New Researcher Award of ACM SIGGRAPH goes to Bernd Bickel

The Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (ACM SIGGRAPH) has announced IST Austria professor Bernd Bickel as the 2017 recipient of the Significant New Researcher Award. Established in 2001, the SIGGRAPH Significant New...

June 19, 2017

Eva Benková elected to EMBO

With over 70 publications and thousands of citations, it is no wonder that IST Austria Professor Eva Benková has been awarded a variety of distinctions, including a prestigious ERC grant. Now, her excellent work and impressive career in...

June 12, 2017

Mathematician Zuzana Patáková receives Bolzano Prize

Zuzana Patáková received the Bolzano Prize for her paper on “Bounding Helly numbers via Betti numbers”. She is a mathematician who did her PhD studies at the Charles University in Prague, worked as a postdoc at the Hebrew University of...

May  4, 2017

Best Paper Award for IST Austria Cryptographers and their Collaborators

Postdoc Joël Alwen and Professor Krzysztof Pietrzak—together with their US collaborators—have been awarded the best paper award at the Eurocrypt ‘17 conference. Their prize-winning work proves the existence of “memory-hard” functions, cryptographic functions that are designed to be “egalitarian” in the...

April  7, 2017

ERC Advanced Grant for Jiři Friml

Two further ERC Advanced Grants have been awarded to professors at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria). In total, 33 projects at IST Austria are now funded by grants from the European Research Council. Jiři Friml, who studies...

April  7, 2017

ERC Advanced Grant for Carl-Philipp Heisenberg

With two newly awarded Advanced Grants, the total number of ERC-funded projects at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) has risen to 33. Biologist Carl-Philipp Heisenberg, who has made a name for himself with his discoveries in...

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