IST Austria Young Scientist Symposium 2016

What do communities, neurons, nodes and genes have in common? Why do complex phenomena emerge upon formation of connections? Networks are everywhere, but do we understand them?

These are the type of questions we would like to address at the 5th Young Scientist Symposium, hosted by IST Austria's PhD students and postdocs, entitled :  




             Do networks matter? 

               on Friday April 29, 2016, 9 am to 6pm 

                                  at IST Austria 



Leading scientists from Physics, Biology, Neuroscience, Mathematics and Computer Science will discuss the impact of networks on their respective field. This year's Young Scientist Symposium will provide a multidisciplinary view on network properties and phenomena. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with experts and to broaden their horizon with newly arising questions. 

The one-day multidisciplinary event will encompass six talks. The confirmed speakers are:

Smita KRISHNASWAMY (Yale University) 

Jennifer NEVILLE (Purdue University)

Angelika STEGER (ETH Zurich) 

Joerg MENCHE (CeMM Vienna) 

Detlev ARENDT (EMBL Heidelberg) 

Kevin FOSTER (University of Oxford) 


The event is entirely organised by young scientists and open to academics at all stages of their careers. We are strongly encouraging other young scientists to participate and moreover to take part in the discussions.


Sponsors of the IST Austria Young Scientist Symposium 2016 are: