August 23, 2012

Tense times: cortex tension sorts cells during gastrulation

Embryos take their shape during development, forming the many different body shapes we see in the animal world. The group of Carl-Philipp Heisenberg at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria studies the forces determining development of the zebrafish embryo. In...

August 22, 2012

Two further professors open up new field of research

Today, President Thomas Henzinger announced the appointment of two further faculty members of the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria. Laszlo Erdös and Robert Seiringer join the Institute as the first mathematical physicists, adding a further research field to IST Austria....

August 10, 2012

Scientific conferences and workshops at IST Austria

In the coming months, IST Austria is the venue of a number of international scientific conferences and workshops. These events, organized by IST Austria professors together with faculty of other institutes, will bring scientists from a range of research fields to the IST Austria campus. Here is an overview: NEURON...

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...