Trapping light, a new paradigm in Photonics

Press release 27/02/2024

An international study involving Italian researchers of the Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems of the National Research Council of Italy (Cnr) opens new avenues for trapping and converting light energy. Published on Nature, the research could facilitate developments in quantum technology, high-resolution imaging, and photonic devices

Climate change, the Arctic is losing its memory

Press release 13/02/2024

Ice melting caused by global warming is rapidly deteriorating the climate signal contained in Svalbard Island glaciers. This is the finding of an international research team coordinated by the Cnr Institute of Polar Sciences and Ca' Foscari University of Venice. The research was published in the journal The Cryosphere

The VISIONE system won the Video Browser Showdown 2024

News 29/01/2024

The VISIONE system, developed by Cnr-Isti, ranked first at the 13th Video Browser Showdown (VBS2024), an international competition in interactive video retrieval. In particular, VISIONE scored as the best interactive video search system in four, out of the seven, tasks carried out in the competition by both expert and novice users, and resulted the overall winner of the competition

Call for proposals of joint lab projects

Institutional Area

Interested parties are advised that the procedures for submitting proposals for the establishment of two thematic International Joint Laboratories in the subject discipline are available in the online procedure "Joint Laboratories": accessible with SIPER credentials

ERC Visiting Fellowship Programme (VFP) - Call for Applications 2024

Institutional Area

The National Research Council of Italy (Cnr) supports its scientists and joined the ERC Visiting Fellowship Programme and ERC Mentoring Initiative. The deadline for the submission of proposals is March 20, 2024 h 6.00 pm.
The call is open and available at:

Research Grant on the theme "Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality" available at Cnr-Isti

News 08/02/2024

In the framework of the PRIN Project IPAD (Italian Performance Archive in Digital), a position is available at Cnr-Isti to design, develop and assess the usability of user interfaces in Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality”. The objective of the I_PAD project is to design and develop (in collaboration with graphic designers and modelers) a Virtual Reality user interface for consulting an online multimedia archive, consisting of a 3D setting as a container and viewer of multimedia data relating to artistic performances

Towards the summer discovering special cones: cyclodextrins

News 06/02/2024

"Bicyclos" is a project financed by the European Union and coordinated by the National Research Council of Italy (Cnr). It is a four-year project (2023-2027) whose primary objective is to promote the sustainable development of Cyclodextrins, molecules of natural origin with multiple applications. The project finances the international mobility of researchers between the partners involved

A great success for Beyond EPICA third drilling campaign: reached 1836 meters of depth in the Antarctic ice sheet

Press release 29/01/2024

The international research project Beyond EPICA - Oldest Ice funded by the European Commission with 11 million euros and coordinated by the Institute of Polar Sciences of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), aims to obtain data on the evolution of temperatures, the composition of the atmosphere and the carbon cycle, by going back in time 1.5 million years through analyzing an ice core extracted from the depths of the Antarctic ice sheet. By taking the legacy of last year's achievement, the complex deep ice drilling system worked days and nights, reaching a depth of 1836.18 meters by the end of this 23/24 campaign. In parallel with drilling activities, in the new processing trench at Little Dome C almost 1367 meters of ice cores have been processed this season and sent to Mario Zucchelli Station to reach Europe 

Bubbles of ultracold atoms to understand the quantum vacuum and the universe

Press release 24/01/2024

The ultracold atoms lab of the Pitaevskii Center for Bose-Einstein Condensation in Trento reports for the first time the observation of phenomena related to the stability of our universe. The results arise from the collaboration among the National Institute of Optics of Cnr, the Physics Department of the University of Trento, Tifpa-Infn and the University of Newcastle and it has been published in Nature Physics

"AI4DebunK": fighting disinformation and supporting trustworthy online activity

News 10/01/2024

Involving various stakeholders, from media professionals to software developers and AI experts, this new EU project takes a holistic approach to combating misinformation through human-AI collaboration. Among the partners that will participate and be responsible for the successful implementation of 'AI4Debunk' is the Italian National Research Council


Institutional area

Cnr-Isa is amongst the research partners of 'Stance4Health', a project funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 with tha aim of developing a complete Smart Personalized Nutrition (SPN) service based on the use of mobile technologies as well as tailored food production that will optimize the gut microbiota activity and long-term consumer engagement