SISSA – Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati – was founded in 1978 and is a scientific center of excellence within the national and international academic scene. Located in Italy, in the city of Trieste, it features 80 professors, about 100 post-docs, 300 PhD students and 110 technical administrative staff. SISSA’s activities focus on three main areas: Physics, Neuroscience and Mathematics. Moreover, the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Advanced Studies works at the interface between science, humanities and the public.
The Lincei Academy (Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei) was established in Italy in 1603 and is regarded as the oldest academy in the world. It is today the cultural body of the highest level in Italy. Since 1992, it acts as scientific and cultural advisor to the President of the Italian Republic. Part of the Academy’s mission is to promote, coordinate, integrate and divulgate scientific knowledge in the cultural context.