August  1, 2012

When a bunny rabbit turns into a donut

Chris Wojtan’s group at IST Austria, together with Hao Li of Columbia University (N.Y.), will present their paper “Tracking Surfaces with Evolving Topology” at the leading computer graphics conference SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques). Their paper is...

July 19, 2012

Minister Heinisch-Hosek visits IST Austria Campus

The Federal Minister for Woman and the Civil Service, Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek, with (from left) PhD Students Sebastian Novak and Magdalena Steinrück and Postdocs Janina Kowalski and Philipp Schönenberger Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek, the Federal Minister for Women and the Civil Service, today visited the...

July  2, 2012

Can future computers simulate our brain?

The brain is one of the most remarkable organs: more than 100 billion neurons form a communication system that enables human beings to think, feel and act. Although enormous efforts have been made, research has not yet been successful in explaining...

June 29, 2012

IST Lecture: Stefan Hell "Nanoscopy with Focused Light"

On June, 28, 2012 IST Austria had the honor to welcome Stefan Hell for his IST Lecture on “Nanoscopy with Focused Light”. Prof. Hell is Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen and Head of the Optical Nanoscopy...

June 27, 2012

EMBO Medal for IST Austria Professor

Jiří Friml has been awarded with the EMBO Gold Medal 2012. This was today announced by the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). With this distinction EMBO highlights the quality of molecular biology research being performed by young European scientists. Friml is in the...

June 27, 2012

Two exceptional awards for IST Austria scientists

Two exceptional distinctions have been awarded to the two IST Austria professors Jiří Friml and Christoph Lampert. The Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria has been informed by the European Research Council that Professor Christoph Lampert has been endowed with an ERC...

June 26, 2012

ERC Grant for IST Austria scientist

The Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria has been informed by the European Research Council that Professor Christoph Lampert has been endowed with an ERC Starting Independent Researchers Grant (aka Starting Grant). The grant for Lampert who works on Computer Vision and...

June 15, 2012

No country for young men (if you are an ant)

In a publication appearing in the open-access journal BMC Ecology on June 15, Professor Sylvia Cremer from the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria, together with researchers from the University of Regensburg, describes the rivalry between male Cardiocondyla obscurior ants.<br...

June 13, 2012

IST Student Co-author of Bert Vogelstein in Nature

Johannes Reiter, PhD Student in the group of computer scientist Krishnendu Chatterjee, is co-author of a Nature publication (appearing online June 13) by cancer scientist Prof. Bert Vogelstein, one of the world’s most highly cited scientists with currently 196,353 citations (Web...

June 12, 2012

Wittgenstein Award for Thomas Henzinger

Thomas Henzinger is one of the two Wittgenstein Award Laureates of 2012. This was announced by the Federal Minister for Science and Research, Karlheinz Töchterle, and Christoph Kratky, President of the Science Fund FWF, at noon today. The President of the...