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...

June  8, 2012

IST Austria goes electric

Today Technology Counselor for Lower Austria Petra Bohuslav and IST President Thomas Henzinger presented the first electric vehicle of IST Austria. The Renault Kangoo will be used for transportation on campus and in Klosterneuburg. The delivery truck is...

June  4, 2012

IST Austria celebrates Open Campus Day

Approx. 1500 visitors from the Klosterneuburg and Tulln regions seized the opportunity of the Open Campus Day 2012 to  enjoy the varied program provided by the top research institute for its fourth open campus day. Among the many attractions was the...