Observation of replica symmetry breaking in disordered nonlinear wave propagation

Davide Pierangeli, Andrea Tavani, Fabrizio Di Mei, Aharon J. Agranat, Claudio Conti & Eugenio DelRe have published an article Observation of replica symmetry breaking in disordered nonlinear wave propagation in nature communications.
A landmark of statistical mechanics, spin-glass theory … Read the rest

Talk: Miguel Alonso – November 22, 2017

Aula 6 – Edificio Fermi, Dipartimento di Fisica
The connection between rays and waves
Miguel Alonso (University Rochester)
While the ray model is outdated as a physical theory, it is still an extremely valuable conceptual and computational tool … Read the rest

PRX: Relating Topological Determinants of Complex Networks to Their Spectral Properties: Structural and Dynamical Effects

Claudio Castellano has published Relating Topological Determinants of Complex Networks to Their Spectral Properties: Structural and Dynamical Effects in Physical Review X.

In many social and biological systems, the pattern of interactions is described by complex networks—mathematical constructions composed of … Read the rest

Talk: Martin Weitz – November 2 2017

Aula Conversi, Dipartimento di Fisica (I piano edificio Marconi)
3pm-4pm (info)
Martin Weitz (Universität Bonn)

Bose-Einstein condensation has been observed with cold atomic gases,
exciton-polaritons, and more recently with photons in a dye-filled optical
microcavity. I will … Read the rest

Seminario: Alessandro Taloni – 15 novembre 2017

Aula Conversi, Dipartimento di Fisica (I piano edificio Marconi)
Ore: 16:00
Alessandro Taloni

Complexity models in biophysics and material science

I will review three topics of my recent activity:

  1. Fractional Langevin Equation and its application to linear stochastic
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Seminario: Andrea Marini – 8 novembre 2017

Aula Conversi, Dipartimento di Fisica (I piano edificio Marconi)
ore 16:00
Andrea Marini

Nanofotonica nonlineare su metalli e grafene: sfide e opportunità

La nanofotonica è la scienza che studia il confinamento della luce in regioni di spazio … Read the rest

Macromolecules Editors’ Choice: In Silico Synthesis of Microgel Particles

Congratulations to Nicoletta Gnan, Lorenzo Rovigatti, Maxime Bergman and Emanuela Zaccarelli whose article In Silico Synthesis of Microgel Particles has been selected as editor’s choice in Macromolecules.… Read the rest

Auguri Mandrake

Auguri a Luciano Ortenzi! Altro fiocco azzurro @ ISC.… Read the rest

Nonequilibrium statistical physics: A modern perspective (book)

Paolo Politi and Roberto Livi have published a book:
Nonequilibrium statistical physics: A modern perspective.
Statistical mechanics has been proven to be successful at describing physical systems at thermodynamic equilibrium. Since most natural phenomena occur in nonequilibrium conditions, the … Read the rest

ISC Meeting 2017

October 16th-17th 2017

Programma Meeting 2017

Soft Matter

Monday  16 October 10.00
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Physics of Complexity @ ISC-Sapienza

La Fisica della Complessità @ISC-Sapienza

17 Ottobre 2017, ore 16:00

Università La Sapienza,

Dipartimento di Fisica,

Aula Conversi

L’Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi (ISC) del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, la cui attività si svolge da vari anni in stretta collaborazione … Read the rest

EPL Editor’s Choice: Effective mobility and diffusivity in coarsening processes

Congratulations to Paolo Politi whose letter Effective mobility and diffusivity in coarsening processes has been selected as editor’s choice in Europhysics Letters.… Read the rest

Nature Materials: High-mobility molecular semiconductors

Sergio Ciuchi and others have published “A map of high-mobility molecular semiconductors” in the September edition of Nature Materials


The charge mobility of molecular semiconductors is limited by the large fluctuation of intermolecular transfer integrals, often referred Read the rest

Dynamic scaling in natural swarms – Nature Physics Cover

The cover page of the September issue of Nature Physics is dedicated to the article “Dynamic scaling in natural swarms” recently published by CoBBS Group (Andrea Cavagna, Daniele Conti, Chiara Creato, Lorenzo Del Castello, Irene GiardinaRead the rest

Notte della Scienza

Venerdì 29 Settembre 2017
Una giornata dedicata alla Scienza
www.nottedellascienza.itRead the rest

Economic Fitness: Evolving Economic Complexity for Development

See also A Better Way to Make Economic Forecasts

Il 14 settembre alla Banca Mondiale di Washington
Questo evento è totalmente dedicato ai risultati e alle prospettive della collaborazione
tra il gruppo della Sapienza (Fisica) e dell’Istituto dei Sistemi … Read the rest

Fiocco Rosa Estivo

Auguri a Alessandro TaloniRead the rest

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics of Small Systems Workshop

September 18-20, 2017
Venue University of Rome “La Sapienza” Physics Department, Marconi building I floor
A challenging frontier in statistical physics concerns systems with a small number N of degrees of freedom, far from the thermodynamic limit: such an … Read the rest

Pubblicato il Verbale del CDI

Pubblicato il Verbale del CDI nella sezione comunicazioni del sito ISC (pagina riservata)… Read the rest

Dynamic scaling in natural swarms – Nature Physics

Andrea Cavagna, Daniele Conti, Chiara Creato, Lorenzo Del Castello, Irene Giardina, Tomas S. Grigera, Stefania Melillo, Leonardo Parisi & Massimiliano Viale have published an article on the collective behaviour in biological systems which presents theoretical challenges beyond … Read the rest

Summer School & Workshop on Data-driven methods for Multi-Scale Physics and Complex Systems

Summer School: July 24-28 at La Sapienza
Workshop: July 31-August 4 at the University Washington (Rome Center)
Further information
Physics without equations?Read the rest

Nuovo Fiocco Rosa

Auguri a Agnese D’Orazio.… Read the rest

ISC Help Desk Blog

The ISC Help Desk now has a blog for it’s announcements in the under the comunicazioni section of our web site:
http://www.isc.cnr.it/topics/internal/comunicazioni/isc-help-desk/Read the rest

The LANER: optical networks as complex lasers

Complex Active Optical Networks as a New Laser Concept by Stefano Lepri, Cosimo Trono and Giovanni Giacomelli has been published in Physical Review Letters.

The introduction of one or more active sections in a complex network may lead to … Read the rest

In the news: Quantum computing in medicine

Paola Verrucchi interviewed on the role of quantum computing in medicine, in an article in Il Sole 24 Ore, a national daily newspaper specialized in economics.
see alsoRead the rest

Review on Spatio-temporal phenomena in complex systems with time delays

Serhiy Yanchuk and Giovanni Giacomelli published a topical review in Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical.

Real-world systems can be strongly influenced by time delays occurring in self-coupling interactions, due to unavoidable finite signal propagation velocities. When the delays … Read the rest

Biophysics@Rome 2017

Sono aperte le procedure di iscrizione e sottomissione di abstract alla terza edizione della conferenza Biophysics@Rome, che quest’anno si svolgerà il 18 e 19 maggio presso la sala congressi della sede centrale del CNR a Roma in Piazzale Aldo Moro … Read the rest

In the news: Graphene antibacterial cloak published in Corriere della Sera

The Corriere della Sera, a major national daily newspaper, published an article “Che arma il granchio di Grafene Stermina i batteri più coriacei” in its January 8th 2017 edition, regarding the Biomimetic Antimicrobial Cloak. … Read the rest

Biomimetic antimicrobial cloak by graphene-oxide agar hydrogel

Massimiliano Papi and others published a scientific report on an antibacterial cloak produced by laser printing graphene oxide hydrogels mimicking the Cancer Pagurus carapace.… Read the rest

Three researchers join the ranks

Congratulations to Andrea Liscio, Alessandro Taloni and Lucanos Marsilio Strambini who have won permanent positions at CNR-ISC.… Read the rest

Fiocco Rosa

Auguri a Andrea Gnoli.… Read the rest

Report on ISC @Sapienza

The scientific mission of the Institute of Complex Systems (ISC) of the Research National Council (CNR) is the study of the science of complexity, from fundamental issues to applications. Complex systems are composed by interacting elements which exhibit some emergent … Read the rest


La Fisica della Complessità@ISC-Sapienza
6 Dicembre 2016, ore 16:00
Sapienza Università,
Dipartimento di Fisica,
Aula Conversi
L’Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi (ISC) del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, la cui attività si svolge da vari anni in stretta collaborazione con i ricercatori … Read the rest

Nature Communications: Raman spectroscopy and neutron diffraction reveal ice XVII

New porous water ice metastable at atmospheric pressure obtained by emptying a hydrogen-filled ice
Leonardo Del Rosso, Milva Celli & Lorenzo Ulivi
The properties of some forms of water ice reserve still intriguing surprises. Besides the several stable or … Read the rest

Maria Stella Maggio joins ISC within her “Torno Subito” research project

Stella has a master degree in Cultural Heritage Conservation and Diagnostics. She will work together with Mauro Missori for 5 months as part of her “Torno Subito” research project funded by Regione Lazio and titled “Use of THz technology Read the rest

In the news: Re-entrant DNA gels in Nature Communications

Francesco Sciortino and his group published Re-entrant DNA gels in Nature Communications, showing that bulk quantities of colloidal nanoparticles that can be used for designing and realizing self-assembled soft materials with unconventional properties.… Read the rest

ISC meeting – Diffusion Processes

An ISC-meeting on diffusion processes took place in Sesto Fiorentino (Florence) on Sept. 27th and 28th.
It was the occasion to highlight the variety of ISC research fields where diffusion plays a relevant role:

NMR Anomalous Diffusion Measurements (Silvia

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Local equilibrium in bird flocks – Nature Physics

Irene Giardina and Andrea Cavagna together with their group, have published
Local equilibrium in bird flocks in Nature Physics.… Read the rest

Thematic Meeting “Materials for Energy”

Settembre 9th 2016
University of Roma “La Sapienza”
Physics Department
Aula Rasetti
ProgramRead the rest

Metrology In A Complex World: From Urban And Energy Systems To Social Networks

July 26th 2016
CeSMA – Centro di Servizi Metrologici Avanzati
Workshop CeSMA 2016.07.26.pdfRead the rest

Fiocco Azzurro

Altro fiocco azzurro per ISC questa volta per Francis Farrelly. … Read the rest

In the news: Graphene in energy related applications

Rosanna Larciprete’s article Unveiling the Mechanisms Leading to H2 Production Promoted by Water Decomposition on Epitaxial Graphene at Room Temperature, is reported in LSWN describing possible energy production and storage applications.… Read the rest

Stefano Lepri’s Lecture Notes in Physics

Stefano Lepri is the editor of a recently published volume, Thermal Transport in Low Dimensions
, in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Physics.… Read the rest

ISC researcher Dr. Mario Mulansky recruited by Apple

Mario Mulansky was hired in 2014 to work at ISC as an experienced researcher (ER) within the Marie Curie Initial Training Network NETT (Neural Engineering Transformative Technologies). He joined the Computational Neuroscience lab at the Sesto Fiorentino node to work … Read the rest

In the news: Graphene in Antimicrobial Therapy

Video in TG Leonardo (7th min.) on the Antimicrobal effects of graphene conducted by Claudio Conti, Valentina Palmieri and Massimiliano Papi.… Read the rest

Giornate Didattiche SISN 2016

La Società Italiana di Spettroscopia Neutronica (SISN) organizza le Giornate Didattiche SISN 2016.

Introduzione alle tecniche neutroniche per lo studio microscopico della materia, con applicazioni alla Fisica, Chimica, Biologia e Geologia

Le Giornate Didattiche sono indirizzate a studenti delle … Read the rest

Emanuela Zaccarelli has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant

Congratulations to Emanuela Zaccarelli for having been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant.
Modeling microgels: from microscopic design to macroscopic description (MIMIC)
Soft matter provides the ideal playground for exploring physical phenomena that have no counterpart in atomic and molecular systems. … Read the rest

La scienza della complessità all’Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi (CNR)

Polo scientifico (Via Madonna del Piano, 10 – 50019 Sesto Fiorentino)
Mercoledì 6 aprile ore 15, aula 37 edificio delle aule.

  • La complessità e l’Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi
  • Sistemi quantistici: muovere, aprire, osservare
  • I neutroni per la fisica della materia
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Fiocco Azzurro per Andrea

Auguri a Andrea Puglisi.… Read the rest

Francesco Sylos Labini publishes “Rischio e previsione”

Francesco Sylos Labini publishes a Rischio e previsione Cosa può dirci la scienza sulla crisi.
The book is also available in english: Science and the Economic Crisis.… Read the rest

ISC in PhysicsWorld with the VANGUARD project

ISC in PhysicsWorld with the VANGUARD project… Read the rest

Lara Benfatto is Outstanding Referee for Physical Review journals

Congratulations to Lara Benfatto. She is now officially an Outstanding Referee of Physical Review journals as chosen by the journal editors for 2016.… Read the rest

… e Fiocco azzurro

Auguri a Silvia Gentilini.… Read the rest

Fiocco rosa all’ISC

Auguri a Luciano Ortenzi.… Read the rest

International Workshop SUPERHYDRIDES

Towards Room Temperature Superconductivity:
Hydrides and More
Rome, 9-10 May, Aula Marconi, CNR Headquarters
The recent discovery of superconductivity at 200 K in sulfur hydrides under pressure opens exciting perspectives in the search for superconductivity at room temperature and room … Read the rest

Irene Giardina awarded ERC – Proof of Concept grant

Congratulations to Irene Giardina for having been selected for an ERC – Proof of Concept grant on Probing Complex Dynamical Structures in Three Dimensions (PROCEEDS).
erc_pr_poc_2015_third_resultsRead the rest

Conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society, ECIS 2016 4-9 September 2016, Rome, Italy

The 30th Conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society (ECIS 2016) will be held from 4th to 9th September 2016, in the campus of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. The aim of the conference … Read the rest

Alessandro Torcini interviewed on Eureka (Radio ENEL)

Listen to Alessandro Torcini being interviewed on Eureka (Radio ENEL)

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Alternanza Scuola Lavoro – concluso workshop Android App

The “Tinkering with Android” workshop proved to be a great success with the 50 junior high students who attended.
Many thanks to Bruno Martino, Gianni Pujia and Manlio Astolfi for their precious help.
– Francis Farrelly

Final Android App:

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Advisory Council Election Results

The members for the Institutes new Advisory Council have been elected.  The members are:

  • Roberta Angelini
  • Fabio Cecconi
  • Francesca Colaiori
  • Francesco Grazzi
  • Rosanna Larciprete
  • Stefano Lepri
  • Bruno Tiribilli
  • Giuseppe Faraglia
  • Luca Pitolli

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Special mention from Italian Physical Society to Maria Chiara Braidotti

Maria Chiara Braidotti received a special mention for her presentation
Nonlinear Gamow vectors in nonlocal optical propagation
delivered in the Physics of Matter session of the 2015 edition the Italian Physical Society’s (Società Italiana di Fisica) National Congress.… Read the rest

2nd International Workshop on Brillouin Scattering

University of Rome “La Sapienza” – Physics Department Feb. 3rd – 5th 2016
The general subjects to be discussed during the three days are:

  • THz excitations in disordered condensed matter and in biological and magnetic systems
  • Neutron and
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Presentazione @Sapienza – 1 Dicembre 2015

Martedì 1 Dicembre ore 14:00
Università di Roma La Sapienza – Dipartimento di Fisica
Aula Amaldi – Edificio Marconi 1° piano
ISC presentation booklet Nov 2015 (pdf)

14:00-14:15 Claudio Conti, introduzione

14:15-15:45 Presentazioni

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Special mention from Italian Physical Society to S. Capuani & M. Missori

Silvia Capuani received a special mention for her presentation delivered in the Biophysics and medical physics session of the 2015 edition the Italian Physical Society’s (Società Italiana di Fisica) National Congress.
Mauro Missori received a special mention for his … Read the rest

ANSA reports Arrow of Time experiment

Italian news agency ANSA reports on Claudio Conti’s Back to the Future experiment.… Read the rest

ISC logo download

The ISC logo HD files are now available for downloadRead the rest

Luciano Pietronero on 2015 Physics Nobel Prize for RAI NEWS 24

Physics Nobel Prize awarded to Dr. Kajita and Dr. McDonald for the discovery of neutrino oscillations.
Watch Luciano Pietronero on Rai News 24.… Read the rest

European Spallation Source – Workshop Via Taurini Rome Oct. 7 2015

Strumentazione per la Scienza con i Neutroni presso la European Spallation Source:
Il Ruolo del CNR e il Contributo dell’Industria Italiana
ProgrammaRead the rest

Parametric description of the quantum measurement process – EPL Featured Article 2015

Paola Verrucchi and co-authors have had their article
Parametric description of the quantum measurement process
EPL (Europhysics Letters), Volume 111, Number 4
published as a featured article.… Read the rest

SIF – Italian Physics Society – 101° congress

SIF Società Italiana di Fisica 101° Congresso Nazionale
Rome September 21th-25th 2015
Dipartimento di Fisica, Università “La Sapienza”… Read the rest

Creativity and innovation dynamics

Unfolding the dynamics of creativity, novelties and innovation

Kreyon Day Sunday September 13th Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Via Milano 13, Rome)
Kreyon Workshop Monday September 14th Physics Department, University of Rome La Sapienza… Read the rest

Review paper on epidemic processes in complex networks published in Reviews of Modern Physics

Claudio Castellano together with Romualdo Pastor-Satorras, Piet Van Mieghem, and Alessandro Vespignani have published a review of studies on contagion-like processes in Reviews of Modern Physics.
Epidemic processes in complex networks Rev. Mod. Phys. 87, 925 – Published 31 August … Read the rest

Spiky reviewed on CNR’s Science Almanac

An article in CNR’s almanac presents Spiky a product developed at ISC’s Computational Neuroscience Lab in Sesto Fiorentino. … Read the rest

Valentina Mussi interviewed by Frascati Scienza


ISC researcher Valentina Mussi interviewed by Frascati Scienza in preparation for the European Researchers’ Night 2015.… Read the rest

GROWTHCOM Project Summer School

Lipari (September 6-12, 2015)
GROWTHCOM Project Summer School: Socio-Economic Complex Systems
Target audience: PhD students, postdocs, young and senior researchers interested in Socio-Economic Complex Systems.
The deadline for application is July 20, 2015. The official language is English.

The school … Read the rest

Key Enabling Tecnologies at CNR: brochures by DSCTM

Two brochures on Key Enabling Tecnologies at CNR with contributors from ISC
have been published by the Dipartimento Scienze Chimiche e Tecnologie dei Materiali.

  1. Advanced Materials
  2. Photonics
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In the news: “Il ruolo della risonanza magnetica nella diagnosi di osteoporosi”

CARE online
Costi della Assistenza e Risorse
has published an article on ISC’s Silvia Capuani work on diagnostics magnetic resonance in osteoporosi. … Read the rest

International Conference on System Level Approaches to Neural Engineering (ICSLANE)

Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, Barcelona, Spain
September 21st – 23rd, 2015

The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to bring together
theoretical and experimental neuroscientists, roboticists and
microfluidics experts to present and discuss the state of the … Read the rest

Nicoletta Gnan wins prize

Nicoletta Gnan research fellow at ISC won the prestigious Ricercatamente prize given by the Accademia dei Lincei and CNR for young researchers.
The prize will be given at ceremony presided by both prof. Luigi Nicolais and prof. Lamberto Maffei which … Read the rest

Outstanding colleagues join ISC

Luca Angelani, Roberta Angelini, Silvia Capuani, Neda Ghofraniha, Simone Melchionna, Tommaso Rizzo and Barbara Ruzicka.… Read the rest

In the news: Il Sole 24 Ore highlights research at ISC

Il Sole 24 Ore the main Italian national daily business newspaper
highlights research activities at ISC.
Dalle sinapsi alle crisi finanziarie
Qualche granello ci salverà dalle frane
L’interazione con il disordineRead the rest

10th SICC International Tutorial Workshop on “Topics in nonlinear dynamics”

Turin, Italy September 7th-9th, 2015
Nonlinear Dynamics in Computational Neuroscience: from Physics and Biology to ICT
Fernando Corinto (Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy) and
Alessandro Torcini (ISC-CNR, Florence, Italy)… Read the rest