June  8, 2015

Bernd Bickel receives Microsoft Visual Computing Award

Bernd Bickel is the recipient of the Microsoft Visual Computing Award 2015. Microsoft Photogrammetry promotes young academics in Austria by enabling the Austrian Association for Pattern Recognition to award the Microsoft Visual Computing Award. This biannual price is endowed with 5,000...

June  1, 2015

Successful research party in Maria Gugging

Almost 2000 guests of all ages explored the campus of the Institute of Science and Technology in Maria Gugging last Sunday (May 31). Among the most popular attractions were the award ceremony of the school competition, the family lecture by...

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 22, 2015

Chris Wojtan awarded at Eurographics 2015 for liquid simulations

Chris Wojtan received two prestigious awards at last week’s Eurographics conference in Zurich. Held by the European Association for Computer Graphics, Eurographics is the major annual computer graphics conference in Europe, bringing together graphics experts from around the world to present...

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 18, 2015

IST Austria goes webcast

On Thursday, May 21, starting at 4.55 pm IST Austria will broadcast the lecture of Sir Roger Penrose titled “Before the Beginning and Beyond Eternity” live at www.ist.ac.at/webcast. Due to the huge interest in Penrose, the registration for the...

May  7, 2015

Gaia Novarino receives CURE Taking Flight Award

Gaia Novarino was granted a Taking Flight Award 2015 from the Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE). Founded by a small group of parents of children with epilepsy, CURE is the world's leading nongovernmental agency fully committed to funding research...

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...