May 22, 2015

Sir Roger Penrose’s IST Lecture available on YouTube

Yesterday afternoon Sir Roger Penrose gave his IST Lecture on “Before the Beginning and Beyond Eternity”. Due to the huge interest in Penrose, IST Austria set up its first webcast, broadcasting his lecture live from the Raiffeisen Lecture...

May 20, 2015

Quantum rotors in a quantum bath

Rotation and angular momentum are ubiquitous concepts in physics, and play a role in such diverse areas as the reactivity of biological molecules, accuracy of atomic clocks or spectra of stars. In a paper appearing in the leading physics journal <link...

May  6, 2015

IST Austria invites the public to campus

IST Austria opens its doors to visitors from the region on Sunday, May 31. The Open Campus Day gives them the chance to explore the world of research in an interactive science exhibition. Children have fun with experiments in the...

May  5, 2015

Hitting the borders of expansion

Why does a species not adapt to an ever-wider range of conditions, gradually expanding its geographical range? In their paper published on May 4 in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of...

April 23, 2015

IST Austria researchers appointed as new members of Austrian Academy of Sciences

Laszlo Erdös has been elected Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, ÖAW). At the annual election meeting on April 17, 2015, when the ÖAW accepted 40 scientists from Austria and abroad, IST Austria Professor Laszlo Erdös...

April 13, 2015

Infectious ants become antisocial

Looking after yourself, and trying not to infect others, is a good strategy to prevent disease from spreading – not only if you are a considerate co-worker, but also if you are an ant, meerkat or other social animal, as...

April  9, 2015

Largest European grant for IST Austria so far

The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) has been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant amounting to € 4.4 mio for IST Scholars attending the doctoral school of the institute. The program will start in the fall of 2016 and...

March 25, 2015

Non-profit trusts: on the right track

The President of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), Prof. Thomas Henzinger, welcomes the initiative to introduce non-profit trusts in Austria. Henzinger: “The federal government is on the right track. The new laws on non-profit trusts can contribute to increase the willingness of the private sector...

March 24, 2015

Modelling biocontrol epidemiology in insect societies

How does group living affect disease dynamics? In an interdisciplinary project, Sebastian Novak, a PhD student in Nick Barton's group, and Professor Sylvia Cremer jointly studied this question on the example of fungal pathogens that are used for biocontrol of pest...

March 19, 2015

Rigorous Systems Engineering continues to rise and shine

The internationally recognized research network RiSE – short for Rigorous Systems Engineering – secured a second funding period of four years until 2019. The Austrian Science Fund FWF awarded a grant of...

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