April  5, 2013

IST Austria Assistant Professor named as HFSP grantee

Tobias Bollenbach, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) since 2010, has been awarded a Program Grant of the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP). This grant supports new collaborations among...

March 28, 2013

“Yes, MADM”

According to Gregor Mendel, we can thank our mother and father equally for the way we turn out, as their genes contribute to our genetic make-up in an equal manner. This is, however, not so for a specific set of genes which display “genomic...

March 21, 2013

Mapping blank spots in the cheeseboard maze

During learning, novel information is transformed into memory through the processing and encoding of information in neural circuits. In a recent publication in Neuron, IST Austria Professor Jozsef Csicsvari, together with his collaborator David Dupret...

March 19, 2013

German ambassador visits IST Austria

The German ambassador to Austria, Detlev Rünger, together with the counsellor for economic affairs, Wolfgang Wendl, today visited IST Austria. President Thomas Henzinger informed them about the status and the perspectives of the institute. This was followed by a meeting with German...

March 16, 2013

IST Austria congratulates Zeilinger on ÖAW Presidency

IST Austria congratulates Anton Zeilinger, vice-chair of the Board of Trustees of IST Austria, for his election to President of the OeAW.  President Thomas A. Henzinger: "As President of IST Austria and  member of the Academy, I congratulate Anton warmly, thank him for accepting this important task and wish him...

March 14, 2013

“When the moon hits the eye…”

Not only beauty but also reality lies in the eye of the beholder – according to two recent papers by Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) professor Gašper Tkačik with his collaborators. Two quite similar visual scenes can...

March  5, 2013

French ambassador tours IST Austria

On March 4, 2013, the French ambassador to Austria, Stéphane Gompertz, paid a visit to IST Austria. President Thomas Henzinger gave a presentation outlining the current status and future developments of the research institute. Accompanied by science attaché Jean Luc Stephan,...

February 28, 2013

Next generation of scientists meets with peers in Vienna

“Birds of a feather flock together”, as the adage goes. This could well be the theme of the event organised jointly by the European Research Council (ERC), the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST), the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research, and the Representation of the European Commission...

January 31, 2013

Life-long learning for visual scene understanding

Christoph Lampert’s project “Life-long learning for visual scene understanding”, funded by the European Commission through an ERC Starting Independent Researchers Grant, has now begun. This project at the interface of computer vision and machine learning aims to give computers the ability to understand visual...

January 29, 2013

Recognizing rice roots

In a publication in yesterday’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a team of researchers including Herbert Edelsbrunner, Professor at IST Austria, newly identify two forms of communication important for plant root development....