August 17, 2017

NOMIS to support IST Austria with € 1.4 m

Today, the NOMIS foundation and IST Austria announced the signing of a grant agreement. The grant will support the work of quantum physicists Johannes Fink and Georgios Katsaros, both professors at the research institute in Klosterneuburg (Lower Austria). The grant amount of € 1.4 m over 4 years starting in...

July 26, 2017

Significant New Researcher Award of ACM SIGGRAPH goes to Bernd Bickel

The Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (ACM SIGGRAPH) has announced IST Austria professor Bernd Bickel as the 2017 recipient of the Significant New Researcher Award. Established in 2001, the SIGGRAPH Significant New...

June 19, 2017

Eva Benková elected to EMBO

With over 70 publications and thousands of citations, it is no wonder that IST Austria Professor Eva Benková has been awarded a variety of distinctions, including a prestigious ERC grant. Now, her excellent work and impressive career in...

June 12, 2017

Mathematician Zuzana Patáková receives Bolzano Prize

Zuzana Patáková received the Bolzano Prize for her paper on “Bounding Helly numbers via Betti numbers”. She is a mathematician who did her PhD studies at the Charles University in Prague, worked as a postdoc at the Hebrew University of...

May  4, 2017

Best Paper Award for IST Austria Cryptographers and their Collaborators

Postdoc Joël Alwen and Professor Krzysztof Pietrzak—together with their US collaborators—have been awarded the best paper award at the Eurocrypt ‘17 conference. Their prize-winning work proves the existence of “memory-hard” functions, cryptographic functions that are designed to be “egalitarian” in the...

April  7, 2017

ERC Advanced Grant for Jiři Friml

Two further ERC Advanced Grants have been awarded to professors at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria). In total, 33 projects at IST Austria are now funded by grants from the European Research Council. Jiři Friml, who studies...

April  7, 2017

ERC Advanced Grant for Carl-Philipp Heisenberg

With two newly awarded Advanced Grants, the total number of ERC-funded projects at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) has risen to 33. Biologist Carl-Philipp Heisenberg, who has made a name for himself with his discoveries in...

March 16, 2017

Álvaro Inglés Prieto receives Spanish Biophysical Society Prize

Álvaro Inglés Prieto was awarded this year’s AntalGenics – SBE-33 Prize. The executive council of the Spanish Biophysical Society (Sociedad de Biofísica de España, SBE) has selected him based on “his excellent work on the application of diverse biophysical methods...

January 12, 2017

10 ERC grants for IST Austria in 2016

With a total of ten ERC (European Research Council) grants awarded to its professors in the year 2016, the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) looks back on exceptional success in the European competition for research funding. ERC grants are considered to be the most prestigious science...

January  9, 2017

László Erdős receives Leonard Eisenbud Prize

In the 1950s, physicist Eugene Wigner, who would go on to win the Nobel Prize, was studying energy levels in atomic nuclei. Because it was not possible at that time to predict these energy levels based on fundamental physical principles, Wigner...

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