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  3, 2018

Towards sustainable blockchains

As blockchains become ever more popular and widespread, a growing concern is their sustainability: current designs, most notably the blockchain underlying the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, are secured using so-called “proofs of work”, which results in the consumption of huge amounts of computational...

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...

October 27, 2017

Ryuichi Shigemoto becomes member of Academia Europaea

Ryuichi Shigemoto has been named member of Academia Europaea (section: physiology and neuroscience). The neuroscientist, who has been Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) since 2013, investigates the molecular basis of neuronal transmission mediated by neurotransmitter...

October  6, 2017

IST Austria Professor Carl-Philipp Heisenberg receives Lower Austria’s top annual science prize

Councilor Bohuslav, Professor Brainin, State Governor Mikl-Leitner, Professor Heisenberg, CouncilorSchwarz (from left) (c) Klaus Ranger, 2017 IST Austria Professor Carl-Philipp Heisenberg has received one of two acknowledgement prizes awarded this year by the government of Lower Austria....

September  4, 2017

Two ERC Starting Grants for IST Austria Professors

(C) IQIM/A. Lee-Rivera and IST Austria/P. Pölleritzer Johannes Fink and Maximilian Jösch, both Assistant Professors at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), have been awarded Starting Grants by the European Research Council (ERC). With the two new...

August 17, 2017

NOMIS to support IST Austria with € 1.4 m

Today, the NOMIS foundation and IST Austria announced the signing of a grant agreement. The grant will support the work of quantum physicists Johannes Fink and Georgios Katsaros, both professors at the research institute in Klosterneuburg (Lower Austria). The grant amount of € 1.4 m over 4 years starting in...

July 26, 2017

Significant New Researcher Award of ACM SIGGRAPH goes to Bernd Bickel

The Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (ACM SIGGRAPH) has announced IST Austria professor Bernd Bickel as the 2017 recipient of the Significant New Researcher Award. Established in 2001, the SIGGRAPH Significant New...

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