May 24, 2012

Technology Transfer Office established at IST Austria

Egenhard Link has joined IST Austria as head of the newly established Technology Transfer Office. As of June 1, 2012, Link will manage the promotion and exploitation of Intellectual Property Rights derived from scientific discoveries made at the Institute. While dedicated...

May 14, 2012

Herbert Edelsbrunner becomes Member of Austrian Academy of Sciences

Herbert Edelsbrunner has been elected Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, ÖAW). At the annual election meeting on May, 7 2012, when the ÖAW accepted 38 scientists from Austria and aboard, IST Austria Professor Herbert Edelsbrunner...

May  4, 2012

Herbert Edelsbrunner speaks at 6th ECM

Herbert Edelsbrunner has been invited to speak at the 6th European Congress of Mathematics (ECM) held in Kraków, July 2-7, 2012. This quadrennial general mathematical meeting is organized by the European Mathematical Society (EMS) in cooperation with local universities. The general...

April 26, 2012

MP Andrea Kuntzl visits IST Austria

Today, IST Austria welcomed Mag. Kuntzl, Member of the Austrian Parliament and spokesperson for science for the SPÖ, and Dr. August Reschreiter at IST Austria.  President Thomas Henzinger, together with Arnold Schmidt, Vice-chair of the Scientific Board, and Managing Director...

April  4, 2012

Micro-infections promote social vaccination in ant societies

In their research article "Social Transfer of Pathogenic Fungus Promotes Active Immunisation in Ant Colonies", published April 3 in the online, open-access journal PLoS Biology, the research team of Prof. Sylvia Cremer at the Institute of Science and...

March  4, 2012

New insight in dendritic computation

The human brain is comprised of approx. 10 billion neurons with a vast array of different functions. Communication between neurons occurs at specialized sites of contact, so called synapses, at which electrical signals are transformed into chemical signals and transmitted from the...

February 22, 2012

Future of IST Austria secured

Today, Federal Minister of Finance, Dr. Maria Fekter, Federal Minister of Science and Research, Dr. Karlheinz Töchterle, and the Governor of Lower Austria, Dr. Erwin Pröll, announced the agreement on the further development of the top research institution Institute of Science...

February 14, 2012

French attaché tours IST Austria

Jean-Luc Steffan, attaché for science and university cooperation at the French embassy in Vienna, and his colleague Maxime Enderli, commissioner for science and technology, today visited the Institute of Science and Technology Austria. Laurenz Niel, head of academic affairs, and...

January 17, 2012

Swiss delegation visits IST Austria

On Tuesday, January 17, the Ambassador to Switzerland, Dr. Urs Breiter, and the Attache for Science, Ms. Anna Ifkovits Horner, paid a visit to the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria.  After welcoming them on the campus Dr. Laurenz...

December  2, 2011

Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam visits IST Austria

On Friday, December 2, the Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam, Prof. Nguyen Thien Nhan, and the Vietnamese Ambassador to Austria, Mr. Thiep Nguyen, visited the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria. After welcoming them on the campus Managing Director Gerald Murauer...