March 16, 2018

A certain type of neurons is more energy efficient than previously assumed

A GABAergic interneuron studied by the researchers. Color code indicates energy efficiency of the neuron. Credit: Peter Jonas Theory and reality don’t always match completely. One contradiction, about how a type of neurons generates signals, was now...

March 15, 2018

Gaia Novarino invited to speak at event in European Parliament

IST Austria Professor Gaia Novarino, born in Rome, Italy, established her research group at the Institute of Science and Technology in 2014. Before that, she conducted research at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, Germany, and the...

March  7, 2018

Economist Jeffrey D. Sachs visits IST Austria

The New York Times referred to him as “probably the most important economist in the world”, and the Time Magazine listed him twice among the 100 most influential people: Jeffrey D. Sachs, Professor of Economics at Columbia University and...

February 21, 2018

Helping in spite of risk: Ants perform risk-averse sanitary care of infectious nest mates

Garden ant workers interacting with one another. (c) Roland Ferrigato and Sina Metzler, IST Austria. Ants care for their sick nest mates in different ways, depending on their own immune status. When they themselves are susceptible to dangerous superinfections,...

February 15, 2018

First conference on “Frontiers of Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics and Optomechanics” held at IST Austria a success

  Over the past three days, the city of Klosterneuburg, near Austria’s capital Vienna, became a meeting point for quantum technology experts during the “Frontiers of Circuit QED and Optomechanics” (FCQO18) conference, which took place from February 12 to 14, 2018....

February  8, 2018

Interference as a new method for cooling quantum devices

Quantum computer parts are sensitive and need to be cooled to very low temperatures. Their tiny size makes them particularly susceptible to a temperature increase due to the thermal noise that is produced by environment and  other components nearby. Dr...

February  7, 2018

Researchers develop the first model to capture crosstalk in social dilemmas

Previous games influence decisions in other independent games through crosstalk. The idea that previous interactions can affect unrelated future decisions might seem obvious: the stranger in front of you pays for your coffee, and then you pay for the stranger...

February  5, 2018

Development for IST Park launched

After more than four years of planning has passed, the development for IST Park has now started in Klosterneuburg. The area surrounding the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) will benefit considerably from the technology center. During the first...

January 15, 2018

Faßmann and Mikl-Leitner confirm commitment to expand world-class research at IST Austria

Federal Minister Heinz Faßmann and State Governor of Lower Austria Johanna Mikl-Leitner today confirmed their commitment to support the Institute of Science and Technology (IST Austria) in Klosterneuburg. “IST Austria is a beacon project of excellence that contributes to increase Austria’s...

January  9, 2018

Deadly disinfection in ant colonies

Ants kill colony mates infected with deadly diseases when they are unable to prevent them from falling sick in the first place. In doing so, the ants protect their colony from the outbreak of an epidemic. When fighting diseases, ant colonies...