May 31, 2012

Two new professors to join IST Austria

Today, President Thomas Henzinger announced the appointment of two further faculty members of IST Austria. Eva Benková and Jiří Friml join the Institute as the first plant biologists, extending the scope of biological research at the Institute of Science and Technology...

May 30, 2012

Alexander Van der Bellen visits IST Austria

Today, Alexander Van der Bellen, Member of the Austrian Parliament for the Green Party and Vienna’s Commissioner for Universities and Research, visited IST Austria. President Thomas Henzinger welcomed him at IST Austria and introduced him to the organization of the research...

May 24, 2012

Top-class Science-Industry Talk at IST Austria

How to commercialize results from basic research? This is hard to answer because the disinterested study and analysis of the fundamental processes of matter are the only promising methods in basic research. But successful institutions like the Weizmann Institute (Rehovot, Israel), which earns an annual total sum of several hundred...

May 24, 2012

Technology Transfer Office established at IST Austria

Egenhard Link has joined IST Austria as head of the newly established Technology Transfer Office. As of June 1, 2012, Link will manage the promotion and exploitation of Intellectual Property Rights derived from scientific discoveries made at the Institute. While dedicated...

May 14, 2012

Herbert Edelsbrunner becomes Member of Austrian Academy of Sciences

Herbert Edelsbrunner has been elected Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, ÖAW). At the annual election meeting on May, 7 2012, when the ÖAW accepted 38 scientists from Austria and aboard, IST Austria Professor Herbert Edelsbrunner...

May  7, 2012

IST Young Scientist Symposium on Human Evolution

On May 7, 2012, the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria in Klosterneuburg staged its first ‘IST Young Scientist Symposium’. The one-day meeting, which was entirely organized by PhD students and post-doctoral fellows from IST, was dedicated to human evolution....

May  4, 2012

Herbert Edelsbrunner speaks at 6th ECM

Herbert Edelsbrunner has been invited to speak at the 6th European Congress of Mathematics (ECM) held in Kraków, July 2-7, 2012. This quadrennial general mathematical meeting is organized by the European Mathematical Society (EMS) in cooperation with local universities. The general...

April 26, 2012

MP Andrea Kuntzl visits IST Austria

Today, IST Austria welcomed Mag. Kuntzl, Member of the Austrian Parliament and spokesperson for science for the SPÖ, and Dr. August Reschreiter at IST Austria.  President Thomas Henzinger, together with Arnold Schmidt, Vice-chair of the Scientific Board, and Managing Director...

April 19, 2012

First IST Young Scientist Symposium on Human Evolution

Human evolution is a process of constant changes and adaptations. Likewise, scientific research on this topic is continuously developing as well and news such as the discovery of the Denisovan hominid (2010), or more recently the ‘Red Deer Cave people’ (March...

April 13, 2012

IST Lecture: Hannah Monyer “Studying Interneurons at the Cellular and Network Level"

On April 12, 2012 IST Austria had the pleasure to welcome Hannah Monyer for an IST Lecture. Prof. Monyer is Head of the Department of Clinical Neurobiology and the Interdisciplinary Center of Neurosciences of the University of Heidelberg and has received a...