109th Meeting of the Italian Physical Society

This year, the Italian Physical Society (SIF) is organizing its 109th meeting from September 11th to September 15th, 2023, at the Department of Physics of the University of Salerno in Fisciano.

Plenary talk by ISC Researcher E. Zaccarelli, “The physics of thermoresponsive polymer networks: Insisghts from computer simulations”  More information on the many contributions of ISC reserachers can be found on the Conference Website.… Read the rest

Mechanism for fluctuating pair density wave in Nature Communications

ISC researcher L. Fanfarillo coauthored an interesting article now published in Nature Communications, C. Setty, L. Fanfarillo and P. J. Hirschfeld Nat. Comm.  3181 (2023).

In weakly coupled BCS superconductors, only electrons within a tiny energy window around the Fermi energy, EF, form Cooper pairs. This may not be the case in strong coupling superconductors such as cuprates, FeSe, SrTiO3 or cold atom condensates where the pairing scale, EB, becomes comparable or even larger than EF.

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Second School of the Italian Society of Statistical Physics @ IMT Lucca starts on August 28th 2023

The second edition of the School of the Italian Society of Statistical Physics – SIFS will be
held at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca in Italy from the 28th of August to the 7th of September
The school will offer intensive two-weeks courses with follow up meetings. It will be structured into two long
courses, four short courses and tutoring activities.… Read the rest

Thermodynamic Limits of Sperm Swimming Precision – PRX Life

In PRX Life Thermodynamics Reveals Coordinated Motors in Sperm Tails
Thermodynamic Limits of Sperm Swimming Precision, C. Maggi, F. Saglimbeni, V. Carmona Sosa, R. Di Leonardo, B. Nath, and A. Puglisi in PRX Life

Sperm swimming is crucial to fertilize the egg, in nature and in assisted reproductive technologies. Modeling the sperm dynamics involves elasticity, hydrodynamics, internal active forces, and out-of-equilibrium noise.

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SILS 2023, Rome, August 30th – September 1st 2023

Annual Conference of the Italian Synchrotron Radiation Society (SILS)

The annual conference of the Italian Synchrotron Radiation Society (SILS) will be held in Rome at the Sapienza University from Wednesday 30 August until Friday 1 September 2023.

The conference aims at bringing together the wide Italian community working on instrumentation and
applications of synchrotron radiation and free electron laser. It will serve as an opportunity to highlight recent scientific results in different fields and to present the status and future directions of synchrotron radiation and free electron laser sources.… Read the rest