Scope of the Symposium

The IST Austria Young Scientist Symposium is back for the 8th edition!

This one-day symposium is organized by graduate students and post-docs of IST Austria to elucidate a common research theme by diverse scientific disciplines. This year´s title is: “GAME ON! Designs, Strategies and Rewards across Science”. The symposium will start with an opening talk given by Ruth Chang, a philosopher investigating the process of decision making and how emotions contribute to it. After the first talk, six world leading scientists will cover the main research areas represented at IST Austria including Evolutionary Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Cell Biology, Neuroscience, and Physics all related to game designs, playing strategies and the effect of rewards.

The Young Scientist Symposium is open to academics at all stages of their career. In particular we encourage other young scientists to attend this event, take part in the discussion and get in contact with us if they want to have lunch with a specific speaker.