The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) is a young international institute dedicated to basic research and graduate education in the natural and mathematical sciences, located in Klosterneuburg on the outskirts of Vienna.

IST Austria is committed to conducting world-class research. By 2026, up to 90 research groups will perform research in an international state-of-the-art environment.

February 14, 2019

New mechanism for lateral inhibition of cells discovered

Study published in Cell

February 11, 2019

Famous “sandpile model” shown to move like a traveling sand dune

Results published in PNAS

February 1, 2019

Cells find their identity using a mathematically optimal strategy

Study published in Cell

March 6, 2019

IST Lecture: Helga Nowotny

A humble view from inside evolution: imagining our digital future