December  1, 2015

IST Austria – “Joint Declaration” for a well-kept house

Today, Tuesday December 1, 2015, IST Austria achieved another significant milestone according to plan of the development of the Institute at the ceremonial opening of “Lab and Office Building West” which will house up to 30 additional research groups on...

October 28, 2015

IST Austria welcomes not-for-profit initiative

With the start of the review phase for the not-for-profit initiative, the Austrian federal government sets a signal for the encouragement of private initiatives for more research funding, is the conclusion of IST Austria President Thomas Henzinger. The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) counts among those research...

October 27, 2015

How sensorimotor intelligence may develop

It is fascinating to observe a robot exploring its physical possibilities and surroundings, and subsequently developing different self-taught behaviors without any instructions. In their paper (DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1508400112) published on October, 26, 2015...

October 22, 2015

Turbulences on the rise

  Turbulence not just affects our well-being during flights; it also plays a central role in nature and in technology: it influences how pollutants spread in the atmosphere, how efficiently fuel and air mix up in combustion motors, and it limits...

October 20, 2015

László Erdős and Peter Jonas new members of Academia Europaea

László Erdős has been named member of Academia Europaea (section: mathematics). The mathematician—since 2013 professor at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria—studies mathematics of disordered quantum systems and matrices. Erdős and his team focus on developing mathematical tools to rigorously...

October 16, 2015

ERC President Bourguignon visits IST Austria

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President of the European Research Council (ERC), paid a visit to IST Austria on October, 14, 2015. He was welcomed at the voestalpine Administration Building where he met Vice President Michael Sixt and Head of Grant...

October 15, 2015

Mutations driving leukemia identified

Johannes Reiter, former PhD student in the group of Krishnendu Chatterjee at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), is co-author of a Nature paper on genetic alterations that drive...

October 13, 2015

Shining light on orphan receptors

Light has been used for the first time to activate a receptor for which the compound binding and controlling it naturally is unknown, as reported in Nature Chemical Biology today. A team...

October  8, 2015

Klaus Pöttinger supports IST Austria through scholarships

This morning on October 8, 2015, Thomas Henzinger, president of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), presented Klaus Pöttinger as a further donor. The co-owner of Pöttinger Agricultural Technology (Upper Austria) will support IST Austria with € 200’000...

September 23, 2015

Novarino to receive Boehringer Ingelheim FENS Research Award

Neuroscientist Gaia Novarino has been awarded the Boehringer Ingelheim FENS Research Award 2016. This award, donated by the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim and announced by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS),...