September 18, 2015

Scientific Service Units launch website to showcase research infrastructure at IST Austria

Today the Scientific Service Units launched a dedicated website to better showcase their high-quality research infrastructure. It is the Scientific Service Units at IST Austria that provide scientists with professional services and state-of-the-art equipment for performing research at an internationally...

September 17, 2015

IST Austria welcomes new PhD students

This Tuesday 36 new students from 21 countries started their PhD studies at IST Austria. They are the sixth intake of PhD students for the Graduate School Office, and were chosen from a pool of 1386 applications in a competitive...

September 11, 2015

How visual information is sent to the brain

IST Austria Professor Gaspar Tkacik is the author of a paper published in PNAS. In “Thermodynamics and signatures of criticality in a network of neurons” he and his six coauthors investigate how visual information is sent to the brain. They use...

July 30, 2015

Cell migration in the fruitfly

In a special edition of the journal Current Opinion in Cell Biology on the topic of cell adhesion and migration, Daria Siekhaus, Professor at IST Austria, as well as Postdoc Aparna Ratheesh...

July 16, 2015

IST Austria researcher presents realistic simulations of natural phenomena

Chris Wojtan, professor at the Institute of Science and Technologies (IST Austria), is going to present as many as four contributions at the most renowned conference for computer graphics and interactive techniques—the ACM SIGGRAPH—this August. The focus of his research is...

July 15, 2015

Will anyone bid more?

The competition for resources among cells, individuals or species is a fundamental characteristic of evolution. In a paper appearing in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B on July 15, 2015, Johannes Reiter and co-authors from the Institute of Science and...

July  7, 2015

Brain-shaped sculpture at IST Austria

IST Austria has a new sculpture on campus. The black aluminum and steel object erected on the lawn in front of the Raiffeisen Lecture Hall resembles the two hemispheres of the human brain. The Austrian multimedia artist Peter Kogler designed...

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...