December  3, 2018

Peter Jonas receives Erwin Schrödinger Prize of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

  Peter Jonas, Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), receives the Erwin Schrödinger Prize of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. The Erwin Schrödinger Prize 2018 goes in equal parts to Peter Jonas and Elly Tanaka, biochemist...

October 12, 2018

Johannes Reiter from IST Austria honored with Wissen schaf[f]t Zukunft Preis 2018

(c) by Raffaela Pröll, 2018 Since 2013, the Wissen schaf[f]t Zukunft Prize has been awarded once a year by the NÖ Forschungs- und Bildungsges.m.b.H. (NFB) for scientific theses (master's/diploma theses and dissertations). This year's winner is Johannes Reiter from...

October  3, 2018

Johannes Fink, IST Austria Professor, honored with Fritz Kohlrausch Award

(c) by Karl Riedling The Fritz Kohlrausch Award was established in 1955, and is given out biennially by the Austrian Physical Society (ÖPG) to young scientists for outstanding research in experimental physics. This year’s winner is Johannes Fink, a...

July 27, 2018

ERC Starting Grant for Dan Alistarh

In this round of awards, two Starting Grants of the European Research Council (ERC) go to professors at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria). One of the awardees is Dan Alistarh, a computer scientist who joined IST...

July 27, 2018

ERC Starting Grant for Mikhail Lemeshko

In this round of awards, two Starting Grants of the European Research Council (ERC) go to professors at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria). One of the awardees is Mikhail Lemeshko, a theoretical physicist who has been...

June 13, 2018

IST Austria Professor Herbert Edelsbrunner receives 2018 Wittgenstein Prize

Herbert Edelsbrunner, a professor at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) since 2009, is one of the world's leading researchers in computational geometry and topology and has played a significant role in laying the foundations of his...

May 14, 2018

Leonid Sazanov elected member of EMBO

The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) promotes excellence in the life sciences. Today it announced the election of 62 outstanding life scientists as new members who are joining a group of...

May  3, 2018

Towards sustainable blockchains

As blockchains become ever more popular and widespread, a growing concern is their sustainability: current designs, most notably the blockchain underlying the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, are secured using so-called “proofs of work”, which results in the consumption of huge amounts of computational...

April 12, 2018

HFSP Research Grant and Fellowships for scientists at IST Austria

In a crowded bar, you often can’t help but overhear your neighbors’ squabbles and lose track of your spouse’s story. But in the quiet of your living room, no such noise derails your communication. Cells face a similar problem: cells detect...

April 10, 2018

Amir Goharshady receives IBM's PhD Fellowship

The IBM PhD Fellowship is an extremely competitive awards program that was created to recognize and support outstanding graduate students. The program is open to universities worldwide, and every year, doctoral advisors nominate exceptional PhD students who have an interest...

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