April  8, 2016

Three further ERC Advanced Grants for IST Austria Professors

Three scientists at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST Austria) are to receive the prestigious Advanced Grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Neuroscientists Peter Jonas and Ryuichi Shigemoto as well as physicist Robert Seiringer secured an award each with...

April  5, 2016

Long-term response to selection predictable regardless of genetic architecture

In their latest publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Tiago Paixao, Postdoc, and Nick Barton, Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria addressed the...

March 30, 2016

Cyber-Physical Systems: the entire world is turning smart

Today computer software controls airbags in cars, the temperature of buildings and the timing of cardiac pacemakers. Software and physical components are increasingly integrated into network systems—so-called "Cyber-Physical Systems" (CPS)—for solving problems....

March  7, 2016

Gambling our way against climate change

From donating blood, building colossal bridges to social welfare – humans have mastered the art of cooperation better than any other animal species. However, many social dilemmas remain unsolved, such as overfishing of the seas, rising global green-house gas emissions or...

February 25, 2016

Peter Jonas becomes member of Neuron’s editorial board

IST Austria Professor Peter Jonas will be joining Neuron’s editorial board this spring. Neuron is one of the most influential and reputable journals in the field of neuroscience. With its editors embracing interdisciplinary strategies that integrate biophysical, cellular, developmental, and...

February 16, 2016

What does turbulence have in common with an epidemic?

Fluid flows can take one of two forms: well-ordered “laminar” or highly disordered “turbulent” motion. Although everyday experience shows that laminar motion in simple shear flows as in pipes or channels gives way to turbulence as the flow speed increases, the...

February 15, 2016

A novel canonical transformation provides insights into many-particle physics

The concepts of rotation and angular momentum play a crucial role in many areas of physics, ranging from nuclear spectroscopy to molecular collisions and precision measurements. In a paper appearing in the...

January 22, 2016

Where wood is chopped, splinters must fall

Bacteria and other prokaryotes have been around for billions of years because they managed to develop successful evolutionary strategies for survival. For instance, they possess defense mechanisms that allow them to discriminate between self and non-self DNA in the event of...

December 21, 2015

Two ERC Starting Grants and one ERC Consolidator Grant for IST Austria

Biochemist Martin Loose, Assistant Professor at IST Austria since January 2015, and developmental biologist Anna Kicheva, who joined IST Austria recently as Assistant Professor in November 2015, will be endowed with an ERC Starting Grant each. Computer scientist and cryptographer Krzysztof...

December 15, 2015

Tamás Hausel new Professor and Chris Wojtan promoted to Professor

President Thomas Henzinger announced the appointment of IST Austria’s 40th member of its faculty and a promotion to Professor. The Hungarian mathematician Tamás Hausel will join IST Austria as Professor from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2016, and...