Franco Bagnoli awarded public outreach prize

Prof. Franco Bagnoli has been awarded a national public outreach prize for an article published in Sapere. The text in available here.… Read the rest

Two postdocs in complex materials applied to quantum technologies

The Rome-Sapienza Unit of the Institute for Complex Systems (ISC-CNR) is looking for two outstanding postdocs one experimental and one theoretical. Both postdocs will join an interdisciplinary team of nanoscience scientists, material science specialists, and theoreticians with the aim to study and characterize complex materials for quantum technologies. The team will study unconventional and strongly disorder superconductors to exploit the extreme sensitivity and non-linearity of these materials for quantum technological applications like kinetic inductance detectors.… Read the rest

In the news: Physics Today reviews Paolo Politi’s book

Physics Today reviews Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics: A Modern Perspective by Roberto Livi and Paolo Politi, Cambridge U. Press, 2017… Read the rest

A new look at effective interactions between microgel particles – Nature Communications

Maxime J. Bergman, Nicoletta Gnan, Marc Obiols-Rabasa, Janne-Mieke Meijer, Lorenzo Rovigatti, Emanuela Zaccarelli & Peter Schurtenberger
Nature Communications volume 9, Article number: 5039 (2018)

Thermoresponsive microgels find widespread use as colloidal model systems, because their temperature-dependent size allows facile tuning of their volume fraction in situ.
However, an interaction potential unifying their behavior across the entire phase diagram is sorely lacking.… Read the rest