June 14, 2013

New research finds new turbulence

In the paper published this week in PNAS, IST Austria professor Björn Hof and his collaborators at the Universities of Saarbrücken, Vermont, Edinburgh and the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self Organization unravel the mystery surrounding drag reduction through polymer addition,...

May 23, 2013

Heisenberg Review in this week’s edition of Cell

In this week’s edition of Cell (DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.05.008), Carl-Philipp Heisenberg, Professor at IST Austria, and Yohanns Bellaiche of the Institut Curie in Paris review most recent advances in how mechanical forces function in morphogenesis and pattern formation. The...

May 15, 2013

Austrian Academy of Sciences accepts Christoph Lampert and Michael Sixt into Junge Kurie

The Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) has elected Christoph Lampert and Michael Sixt of IST Austria into the Junge Kurie, the chapter of young scientists within the Academy. The decrees were bestowed upon them on May 15, 2013, with Federal President Heinz Fischer and Federal Minister for Science and Research...

April 25, 2013

Rising rice roots

A team of scientists including Herbert Edelsbrunner, Professor at IST Austria, and his postdoc Olga Symonova, have identified genes that control the architecture of root systems in rice. In their paper, published in the March 11 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy...

April 24, 2013

New role for salicylic acid

In a new paper published in PNAS on Tuesday, April 23, a team of researchers around Jiři Friml, now Professor at IST Austria, reports an unanticipated effect of the plant hormone salicylic acid on protein trafficking in plant cells. Their research, performed...

March 28, 2013

“Yes, MADM”

According to Gregor Mendel, we can thank our mother and father equally for the way we turn out, as their genes contribute to our genetic make-up in an equal manner. This is, however, not so for a specific set of genes which display “genomic...

March 21, 2013

Mapping blank spots in the cheeseboard maze

During learning, novel information is transformed into memory through the processing and encoding of information in neural circuits. In a recent publication in Neuron, IST Austria Professor Jozsef Csicsvari, together with his collaborator David Dupret...

March 19, 2013

German ambassador visits IST Austria

The German ambassador to Austria, Detlev Rünger, together with the counsellor for economic affairs, Wolfgang Wendl, today visited IST Austria. President Thomas Henzinger informed them about the status and the perspectives of the institute. This was followed by a meeting with German...

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...