November  7, 2013

Dieter Imboden visits IST Austria

Yesterday afternoon, Dieter Imboden, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Austrian Agency for Funding Science FWF, paid a visit to the Institute of Science and Technology Austria. President Thomas Henzinger welcomed him and took him on an extensive tour across the campus including the Raiffeisen Lecture Hall, the...

October  8, 2013

Preparing for the future

From left: Roshan Prizak, Kristóf Zoltán Huszár, Dámaris Ketinó Rangel Guerrero, Ximena Contreras, Isabella Tomanek, Alexander Zimin This fall, 29 new students enrolled at IST Austria’s Graduate School, bringing the total number of students at IST Austria to 81. The students of...

October  3, 2013

Seat reservations in the developmental stage

For a head to become a head, and a tail a tail, cells in a developing embryo need to make decisions and adopt proper fates depending on where in the embryo they are located. How precisely cells can “find out” which position...

October  1, 2013

Michael Sixt promoted to Professor at IST Austria

As of October 1, 2013, Michael Sixt will be promoted to Professor at IST Austria. This is the result of the tenure evaluation which took place in summer 2013. The cell biologist is the first Assistant Professor at IST Austria to have...

September 17, 2013

Modulating growth patterns

Unlike in animals, postembryonic development in plants is highly flexible and allows them to modulate their growth patterns in response to external signals or as part of endogenous developmental programs. IST Austria professor Jiři Friml together with other colleagues has identified a...

August 13, 2013

Secret, safe and succinct

Krzysztof Pietrzak, Assistant Professor at IST Austria, together with Eike Kitz and Mario Szegedy presents a new scheme for the design of provably secure digital signatures that are shorter and therefore more compact than previously possible. The team of scientists presents their...

July 22, 2013

Simulations in Tinseltown

In this liquid simulation, commonly used models for animation dissolve in splashes and waves. (© Ryoichi Ando) Disneyland seems an unlikely venue for a scientific conference but the home of Mickey, Donald and Captain Jack Sparrow is where IST Austria professor Chris...

June 27, 2013

New donor for IST Austria scholarship program

Today, President Thomas Henzinger announced a new donor of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria). Steven Heinz, Austrian co-founder of the investment company Lansdowne Partners and Managing Director of Lansdowne Partners Austria GmbH, will donate € 120’000 over a...

June 25, 2013

Mathematical medicine

Johannes Reiter, PhD student in the group of IST Austria Professor Krishnendu Chatterjee, is co-first author of a publication with Krishnendu Chatterjee, Martin Nowak and Bert Vogelstein appearing today in eLife, a new open access journal in the life sciences established as...

June 20, 2013

IST Austria inaugurates Miba Machine Shop

Thomas Henzinger, President of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), today presented a new donor of the institute as part of a ceremony on campus: the technology company Miba AG supports research at IST Austria with 350’000 Euro. To...