April 12, 2018

HFSP Research Grant and Fellowships for scientists at IST Austria

In a crowded bar, you often can’t help but overhear your neighbors’ squabbles and lose track of your spouse’s story. But in the quiet of your living room, no such noise derails your communication. Cells face a similar problem: cells detect...

April 10, 2018

Amir Goharshady receives IBM's PhD Fellowship

The IBM PhD Fellowship is an extremely competitive awards program that was created to recognize and support outstanding graduate students. The program is open to universities worldwide, and every year, doctoral advisors nominate exceptional PhD students who have an interest...

April  6, 2018

Herbert Edelsbrunner Awarded ERC Advanced Grant

  In the latest round of funding awards, Herbert Edelsbrunner, a mathematician and computer scientist, received an ERC Advanced Grant. With an average success rate of around 12%, these grants are a testament to the quality of the work of those who receive...

March 16, 2018

A certain type of neurons is more energy efficient than previously assumed

A GABAergic interneuron studied by the researchers. Color code indicates energy efficiency of the neuron. Credit: Peter Jonas Theory and reality don’t always match completely. One contradiction, about how a type of neurons generates signals, was now...

March 15, 2018

Gaia Novarino invited to speak at event in European Parliament

IST Austria Professor Gaia Novarino, born in Rome, Italy, established her research group at the Institute of Science and Technology in 2014. Before that, she conducted research at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, Germany, and the...

March  7, 2018

Economist Jeffrey D. Sachs visits IST Austria

The New York Times referred to him as “probably the most important economist in the world”, and the Time Magazine listed him twice among the 100 most influential people: Jeffrey D. Sachs, Professor of Economics at Columbia University and...

February 21, 2018

Helping in spite of risk: Ants perform risk-averse sanitary care of infectious nest mates

Garden ant workers interacting with one another. (c) Roland Ferrigato and Sina Metzler, IST Austria. Ants care for their sick nest mates in different ways, depending on their own immune status. When they themselves are susceptible to dangerous superinfections,...

February 15, 2018

First conference on “Frontiers of Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics and Optomechanics” held at IST Austria a success

  Over the past three days, the city of Klosterneuburg, near Austria’s capital Vienna, became a meeting point for quantum technology experts during the “Frontiers of Circuit QED and Optomechanics” (FCQO18) conference, which took place from February 12 to 14, 2018....

February  8, 2018

Interference as a new method for cooling quantum devices

Quantum computer parts are sensitive and need to be cooled to very low temperatures. Their tiny size makes them particularly susceptible to a temperature increase due to the thermal noise that is produced by environment and or other components nearby....

February  7, 2018

Researchers develop the first model to capture crosstalk in social dilemmas

Previous games influence decisions in other independent games through crosstalk. The idea that previous interactions can affect unrelated future decisions might seem obvious: the stranger in front of you pays for your coffee, and then you pay for the stranger...

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