October 10, 2012

Gusenbauer, Chorherr and Hemetsberger visit IST Austria

From left: W.Hemetsberger, K.Chatterjee, K.Pietrzak, H.Acar, V.Ruprecht, D.Siekhaus, A.Gusenbauer, C.Chorherr, T.Henzinger, M.Sixt

"Things are possible here." That is how postdoc Verena Ruprecht (Sixt/Heisenberg group) wrapped up her description of the spirit at IST Austria in a discussion with Alfred Gusenbauer, Austria’s former federal chancellor, yesterday afternoon. Gusenbauer visited IST Austria together with Christoph Chorherr, long-serving member of the regional parliament of Vienna for the Green party, and Willi Hemetsberger, President of Ithuba Capital AG, a Vienna based investment company. The group was welcomed by President Thomas Henzinger. After receiving a presentation on the development and status of IST Austria by Henzinger the guests met Prof. Michael Sixt at his lab in the Bertalanffy Foundation Building before discussing the spirit and the future of the research institute with professors Krish Chatterjee, Krzysztof Pietrzak and Daria Siekhaus, postdoc Verena Ruprecht, and PhD student Hande Acar.