June 13, 2018

IST Austria Professor Herbert Edelsbrunner receives 2018 Wittgenstein Prize

Herbert Edelsbrunner, a professor at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) since 2009, is one of the world's leading researchers in computational geometry and topology and has played a significant role in laying the foundations of his...

June 12, 2018

IST Austria welcomes expansion of the European Research Council (ERC)

The Institute of Science and Technology (IST Austria) warmly welcomes the EU’s financial plans for research and innovation for the years 2021–2027; the numbers were presented last week by EU-Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas in Brussels. Of note is the planned...

June 11, 2018

Two bilateral French-Austrian research projects start at IST Austria

Two joint projects between labs at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria and at French research institutes, funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF and the Agence Nationale de la Recherche ANR, are kicking-off. The lab of Carl-Philipp Heisenberg at IST Austria, together with the lab of Alex MacDougall...

May 28, 2018

The logic of modesty - why it pays to be humble

Why do people make anonymous donations, and why does the public perceive this as admirable? Why do we downplay our interest in a potential partner, if we risk missing out on a relationship? A team of scientists, consisting of Christian...

May 28, 2018

Klosterneuburg celebrated its tenth research festival

Around 2000 visitors turned up at the tenth Open Campus of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) last Sunday. After the opening speech by Lower Austrian Governor Johanna Mikl-Leitner and welcoming words by IST Austria President Tom...

May 25, 2018

Great interest in the first Science Education Day

How can we engage and excite students for science? How can we support teachers in developing science activities? Providing a forum to exchange ideas and answer these questions and others was the primary motivation for the first-ever Science Education Day...

May 15, 2018

Explanation for puzzling quantum oscillations has been found

Recently, researchers from Harvard and MIT succeeded in trapping a record 53 atoms and individually controlling their quantum state, realizing what is called a quantum simulator. Their experiments in this system, presented in July 2017 at a conference in Trieste,...

May 14, 2018

Leonid Sazanov elected member of EMBO

The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) promotes excellence in the life sciences. Today it announced the election of 62 outstanding life scientists as new members who are joining a group of...

May 11, 2018

IST Austria supports EU plans to strengthen European research

The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) warmly welcomes the EU’s financial plans for the years 2021 to 2027, presented last week by EU Budget Commissar Günther Oettinger. The expansions in the areas of research and innovation are of particular import, and represent a timely and positive signal...

May 11, 2018

Video of Moving Discs Reconstructed from Rat Retinal Neuron Signals

Reconstructing a video from the retinal activity. Left: two example stimulus frames displayed to the rat retina. Middle and right: Reconstructions obtained with two different methods (sparse linear decoding in the middle and nonlinear decoding on the right). Green circles denote...