March 16, 2013

IST Austria congratulates Zeilinger on ÖAW Presidency

IST Austria congratulates Anton Zeilinger, vice-chair of the Board of Trustees of IST Austria, for his election to President of the OeAW.  President Thomas A. Henzinger: "As President of IST Austria and  member of the Academy, I congratulate Anton warmly, thank him for accepting this important task and wish him...

March 14, 2013

“When the moon hits the eye…”

Not only beauty but also reality lies in the eye of the beholder – according to two recent papers by Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) professor Gašper Tkačik with his collaborators. Two quite similar visual scenes can...

March  5, 2013

French ambassador tours IST Austria

On March 4, 2013, the French ambassador to Austria, Stéphane Gompertz, paid a visit to IST Austria. President Thomas Henzinger gave a presentation outlining the current status and future developments of the research institute. Accompanied by science attaché Jean Luc Stephan,...

February 28, 2013

Next generation of scientists meets with peers in Vienna

“Birds of a feather flock together”, as the adage goes. This could well be the theme of the event organised jointly by the European Research Council (ERC), the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST), the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research, and the Representation of the European Commission...

January 31, 2013

Life-long learning for visual scene understanding

Christoph Lampert’s project “Life-long learning for visual scene understanding”, funded by the European Commission through an ERC Starting Independent Researchers Grant, has now begun. This project at the interface of computer vision and machine learning aims to give computers the ability to understand visual...

January 29, 2013

Recognizing rice roots

In a publication in yesterday’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a team of researchers including Herbert Edelsbrunner, Professor at IST Austria, newly identify two forms of communication important for plant root development....

January 28, 2013

IST Austria contributes to Human Brain Project

Neuroscientist and IST Austria Professor Peter Jonas is one of the three Austrian collaborators in the Human Brain Project (HBP) which was presented to the public this morning in Brussels. The Human Brain Project as one of the two flagship projects of...

January 17, 2013

Immune cells on the move are guided by touch and smell

A research paper by the group of Michael Sixt, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), published today in Science provides new insights into how immune cells find...

December 13, 2012

Protected by poison: ants disinfect the colony by using own toxin

Similar to monkeys delousing each other, ants lick the body surface of their nestmates or their brood to help keep them clean. This sanitary behavior of allo-grooming is an important mechanism to prevent disease breakouts in the colony. Grooming drastically lowers the number of...

November 29, 2012

Thomas A. Henzinger reappointed as President of IST Austria

The Board of Trustees of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), in its meeting on Wednesday, November 28, has re-appointed Prof. Thomas A. Henzinger, for a second four-year term, as President of the Institute. The Board also approved...