June 26, 2012

ERC Grant for IST Austria scientist

The Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria has been informed by the European Research Council that Professor Christoph Lampert has been endowed with an ERC Starting Independent Researchers Grant (aka Starting Grant). The grant for Lampert who works on Computer Vision and...

June 15, 2012

No country for young men (if you are an ant)

In a publication appearing in the open-access journal BMC Ecology on June 15, Professor Sylvia Cremer from the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria, together with researchers from the University of Regensburg, describes the rivalry between male Cardiocondyla obscurior ants.<br...

June 13, 2012

IST Student Co-author of Bert Vogelstein in Nature

Johannes Reiter, PhD Student in the group of computer scientist Krishnendu Chatterjee, is co-author of a Nature publication (appearing online June 13) by cancer scientist Prof. Bert Vogelstein, one of the world’s most highly cited scientists with currently 196,353 citations (Web...

June 12, 2012

Wittgenstein Award for Thomas Henzinger

Thomas Henzinger is one of the two Wittgenstein Award Laureates of 2012. This was announced by the Federal Minister for Science and Research, Karlheinz Töchterle, and Christoph Kratky, President of the Science Fund FWF, at noon today. The President of the...

June  8, 2012

IST Austria goes electric

Today Technology Counselor for Lower Austria Petra Bohuslav and IST President Thomas Henzinger presented the first electric vehicle of IST Austria. The Renault Kangoo will be used for transportation on campus and in Klosterneuburg. The delivery truck is...

June  4, 2012

IST Austria celebrates Open Campus Day

Approx. 1500 visitors from the Klosterneuburg and Tulln regions seized the opportunity of the Open Campus Day 2012 to  enjoy the varied program provided by the top research institute for its fourth open campus day. Among the many attractions was the...

May 31, 2012

Two new professors to join IST Austria

Today, President Thomas Henzinger announced the appointment of two further faculty members of IST Austria. Eva Benková and Jiří Friml join the Institute as the first plant biologists, extending the scope of biological research at the Institute of Science and Technology...

May 30, 2012

Alexander Van der Bellen visits IST Austria

Today, Alexander Van der Bellen, Member of the Austrian Parliament for the Green Party and Vienna’s Commissioner for Universities and Research, visited IST Austria. President Thomas Henzinger welcomed him at IST Austria and introduced him to the organization of the research...

May 24, 2012

Top-class Science-Industry Talk at IST Austria

How to commercialize results from basic research? This is hard to answer because the disinterested study and analysis of the fundamental processes of matter are the only promising methods in basic research. But successful institutions like the Weizmann Institute (Rehovot, Israel), which earns an annual total sum of several hundred...

May 24, 2012

Technology Transfer Office established at IST Austria

Egenhard Link has joined IST Austria as head of the newly established Technology Transfer Office. As of June 1, 2012, Link will manage the promotion and exploitation of Intellectual Property Rights derived from scientific discoveries made at the Institute. While dedicated...