May 25, 2018

Great interest in the first Science Education Day

How can we engage and excite students for science? How can we support teachers in developing science activities? Providing a forum to exchange ideas and answer these questions and others was the primary motivation for the first-ever Science Education Day...

May 15, 2018

Explanation for puzzling quantum oscillations has been found

Recently, researchers from Harvard and MIT succeeded in trapping a record 53 atoms and individually controlling their quantum state, realizing what is called a quantum simulator. Their experiments in this system, presented in July 2017 at a conference in Trieste,...

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 11, 2018

IST Austria supports EU plans to strengthen European research

The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) warmly welcomes the EU’s financial plans for the years 2021 to 2027, presented last week by EU Budget Commissar Günther Oettinger. The expansions in the areas of research and innovation are of particular import, and represent a timely and positive signal...

May 11, 2018

Video of Moving Discs Reconstructed from Rat Retinal Neuron Signals

Reconstructing a video from the retinal activity. Left: two example stimulus frames displayed to the rat retina. Middle and right: Reconstructions obtained with two different methods (sparse linear decoding in the middle and nonlinear decoding on the right). Green circles denote...

May  9, 2018

Simon Hippenmeyer comments on technology (r)evolution in neuroscience

Neuron features IST Austria Professor Simon Hippenmeyer as one of six neuroscientists who share their perspectives on the evolution of neuroscience research and the future prospects for the field. With neuroscience embracing...

May  8, 2018

Cells change tension to make tissue barriers easier to get through

Fly cells squeeze through tissue barriers in the body better when these barriers are made less stiff. This is the result of a study by Daria Siekhaus, Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST Austria) and her team, including...

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...