International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA)

The International School for Advanced Studies (Italian: Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, SISSA) is an international, state supported, post graduate teaching and research institute with a special statute, located in Trieste, Italy. Instituted in 1978, SISSA's aim is to promote science and knowledge, particularly in the areas of Mathematics, Physics and Neuroscience. Each year about 70 Ph.D. students are admitted to SISSA based on their scientific qualifications. SISSA also runs, in collaboration with the University of Trieste, a master programme (Laurea magistrale) in mathematics.

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Graphene flakes for future transistors

Graphene nanoflakes are promising for possible applications in the field of nanoelectronics, and the subject of a study recently published in Nano Letters. These hexagonal nanostructures exhibit quantum effects for modulating ...

dateMar 14, 2018 in Nanophysics
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Discovering the structure of RNA

RNA, or ribonucleic acid, plays an essential role in many biological processes, not only as messenger molecule with the task of transmitting genetic information from the nucleus to the cytoplasm for protein production, but ...

dateJan 05, 2018 in Biochemistry
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Exchanges of identity in deep space

By reproducing the complexity of the cosmos through unprecedented simulations, a new study highlights the importance of the possible behaviour of very high-energy photons. In their journey through intergalactic magnetic fields, ...

dateSep 08, 2017 in General Physics
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Flashes of light on the dark matter

A web that passes through infinite intergalactic spaces, a dense cosmic forest illuminated by very distant lights and a huge enigma to solve. These are the picturesque ingredients of a scientific research - carried out by ...

dateJul 21, 2017 in General Physics
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Shedding light on galaxy rotation secrets

The dichotomy concerns the so-called angular momentum (per unit mass) that in physics is a measure of size and rotation velocity. Spiral galaxies are found to be strongly rotating, with an angular momentum higher by a factor ...

dateJul 14, 2017 in Astronomy
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