December 12, 2013

Synaptic mechanisms of brain waves

How information is processed and encoded in the brain is a central question in neuroscience, as it is essential for high cognitive function such as learning and memory. Theta-gamma oscillations are “brain waves” observed in the hippocampus of behaving rats, a brain...

December  9, 2013

PhD Students and Postdocs publish research results and receive prizes

In the past months, several PhD students and Postdocs of IST Austria have published their research or received prizes for their work. Examples of their research span the range of disciplines at IST Austria: Tiago Paixão, Postdoc in the group of evolutionary...

December  5, 2013

Schrödinger-Prize for Nick Barton

On December 13, the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) awards the Erwin Schrödinger-Prize 2013 to Nick Barton. The Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) is thereby honored for his preeminent achievements in the field of evolutionary population...

December  4, 2013

Two new professors and one ERC grantee

This evening, President Thomas A. Henzinger at his end-of-year press conference announced the names of two new professors and a further ERC grantee: the theoretical physicist Mikhail Lemeshko and the neuroscientist Gaia Novarino are joining the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) as Assistant Professors bringing the number...

November 27, 2013

Hormone helps with body plan

Two publications by Jiri Friml and co-workers, published back-to-back in this week’s edition of Current Biology, shed light on fundamental problem of developmental biology: How basic body plan of plants is established? The...

November 25, 2013

AAAS and IST Austria Announce 2013 Fellows

Prof. Thomas A. Henzinger of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) has been named a Fellow of the American Association for theAdvancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by...

November 25, 2013

Kristof Huszar receives György Oláh Hungarian Mathematical Talent Prize

Last Friday, Phd student Kristof Huszar was awarded the “György Oláh Hungarian Mathematical Talent Prize” in the opening ceremony of the “Nagy Károly Mathematical Students’ Meeting” in Komárno, Slovakia. Established by mathematics teachers István Keszegh, József Mészáros, Mária Oláh, and journalist-writer Péter...

November 20, 2013

Hildegard Uecker receives "For Women in Science” grant

Mathematician Hildegard Uecker is one of four early-stage researchers who received a “For Women in Science” 2013 grant in Vienna on Tuesday evening. The postdoc in the group of evolutionary biologist Nick Barton at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria...

November 15, 2013

NEOS visit IST Austria

Today, Nikolaus Scherak (3rd from left) of the NEOS was the first member of the newly elected parliament to visit IST Austria. Accompanied by his aide, Andreas Schwarzenbrunner (2nd from left) Scherak who has just completed his law studies at Vienna university...

November 14, 2013

Josef Pröll visits IST Austria

Yesterday, Josef Pröll, president of the Ludwig-Boltzmann-Society (LBG), paid IST Austria a visit. Accompanied by Claudia Lingner, the managing director of LBG, Pröll was briefed by Tom Henzinger and Georg Schneider on the recent developments and the future plans. Pröll currently also...