Protein-like dynamical transition in concentrated microgels

Letizia Tavagnacco, Emanuela Zaccarelli and others published Evidence of a low-temperature dynamical transition in concentrated microgels in Science Advances.

A low-temperature dynamical transition has been reported in several proteins. We provide the first observation of a “protein-like” dynamical transition in … Read the rest

Nuove Mailing list

La nuova struttura delle mailing list è la seguente:

Liste geografiche (sia personale CNR sia gli esterni assegnisti, associati)

tutti@isc.cnr.it

Liste del personale:

iscpersonale@isc.cnr.it

Liste segreteria (unificate mediante un alias):

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Seminar: Non-reciprocal resonant optomechanics in semiconductor nanostructures

Friday, 5 October 2018 from 15:00 to 16:00 (Europe/Rome)
University of Rome, Sapienza
Aula Cortini Dipartimento di Fisica – Edificio E Fermi

Alexander V. Poshakinskiy
Ioffe Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia

In semiconductor quantum wells, photoelastic interaction is increased by several … Read the rest

Gilead Digital Health Fellowship Program award goes to ISC App project

Gilead Digital Health Fellowship Program award goes to “ABC epatite”. Sviluppo di una app per la prevenzione delle epatiti virali e per la consapevolezza dei comportamenti a rischio.
Principal Researcher F.A. Farrelly.… Read the rest

Emanuela Zaccarelli promoted to research director

Congratulations to Emanuela Zaccarelli for being promoted to the position of research director.… Read the rest

Andrea Puglisi promoted to senior researcher

Congratulations to Andrea Puglisi for being promoted to the position of senior researcher.… Read the rest

Lara Benfatto awarded Ludwig-Genzel-Prize

Lara Benfatto awarded Ludwig-Genzel-Prize.
The Ludwig-Genzel-Prize is awarded to a young scientist for exceptional contributions to the field of condensed-matter spectroscopy.… Read the rest

José Lorenzana appointed acting director

José Lorenzana will take over from Claudio Conti as director starting July 1st 2018.
Many thanks to both of them.Read the rest

Sezione divulgazione

È ora disponibile una sezione in italiano dedicata alla divulgazione.… Read the rest

SuperTop2018

International Workshop on 2D superconductivity, Rome 22 June 2018

SuperTop2018 is an international one-day workshop aimed at bringing together experts in the fields of two-dimensional superconductors, covering different topics ranging from conventional and unconventional superconductors to quasi-2D Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless physics and … Read the rest

Symposium EP07: Tailored Disorder─Novel Materials for Advanced Optics and Photonics

Hynes Convention Center (Boston, USA)
November 25-30, 2018
The MRS Fall Meeting 2018 symposium aims to create collaboration and a creative discussion among the many groups involved in the search, development and use of disorder covering all areas and disciplines … Read the rest

Emanuela Zaccarelli awarded a MIUR FARE grant

Emanuela Zaccarelli awarded a MIUR FARE grant with the project SOFTART: Enhancing microgels potentialities: ultrasoftness and cultural heritage applications.

The project builds on the ERC Consolidator project MIMIC and combines theoretical/numerical expertise of the MIMIC team led by Emanuela … Read the rest

Valentina Palmieri awarded PREMIO FUTURO prize

Research on graphene for anti-bacterial applications wins the prize “PREMIO FUTURO” awarded to Valentina Palmieri, leading the ISC-Cattolica collaboration.
PremioGiovedìScienza_VII ed_VINCITORI_10-5-2018_COMUNICATORead the rest

Mechanics of Earthquake Faulting

International School of Physics “Enrico Fermi”
July 2-7, 2018

Directors

Andrea Bizzarri – INGV, Sezione di Bologna (Italy)
Shamita Das – University of Oxford (UK)
Alberto Petri – CNR-ISC, Sapienza Università di Roma (Italy)

Secretary

Anna Maria Loguercio – CNR-ISC, … Read the rest

2018 Workshop on Complexity in Engineering (COMPENG)

COMPENG 2018 will focus on the latest developments in complexity science
and their application in an engineering perspective.
Authors are encouraged to submit abstract or papers on their research
considering, but not being limited to, the following topics:

– Agent-based … Read the rest

Andrea Cavagna wins ERC Advanced Grant

Congratulations to Andrea Cavagna for winning an ERC Advanced Grant (panel PE2) with the project:
Renormalization group approach to the collective behaviour of strongly correlated biological systems (RG.BIO)

Biological systems displaying collective behaviour are characterized by strong spatio-temporal correlations, which … Read the rest

Flexible and Wearable Metamaterials: new frontiers in biomedical and safety&security applications

Metamaterials are engineered material having periodic structures that exhibit unique properties when they interact with electromagnetic waves in comparison with natural materials. They offer interesting applications throughout the electromagnetic spectrum and are crucial in the Terahertz (THz) frequency band which … Read the rest

Claudio Conti @ RAI News on Stephen Hawking

Rai News 24

also on Sky News 24.… Read the rest

Outstanding Referee: Stefano Lepri

Stefano Lepri Outstanding Referee of Physical Review for 2018

American Physical Society announces “Outstanding Referees” for 2018

Ridge, NY, 26 February 2018 — The American Physical Society (APS) has selected 147 Outstanding Referees for 2018 that have demonstrated exceptional work … Read the rest

Spatio-temporal phenomena in complex systems with time delays

The review article Spatio-temporal phenomena in complex systems with time delays by S. Yanchuk and G. Giacomelli has been selected for inclusion in the Journal of Physics A Highlights of 2017 collection (Topical Reviews):… Read the rest

Ciclo di seminari: Dalla fisica della Risonanza Magnetica Nucleare alle immagini diagnostiche

Silvia Capuani (CNR ISC & NMR and Medical physics Laboratory Physics Dpt. Sapienza)
Friday, 26 January 2018 from 15:00 to 17:00 (Europe/Rome)
at Dipartimento di Fisica – Edificio G. Marconi ( Aula Conversi )
(locandina ciclo seminari)
Venerdì 26 gennaio … Read the rest

In the news: anti-graphene surface and bone tissue in Le Scienze

Le Scienze – the italian edition of American scienze – reports on
Laser-printed anti-bacterial graphene oxide helps regenerate bone.… Read the rest

Elezioni Consiglio di Istituto – 2018

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Workshop on Teaching and Learning Statistical Physics

April 4th-6th 2018
Consorzio del Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
Via San Donato, 21 – 53045 (Google Maps)
Montepulciano (Siena, Italy)
Organizers: Roberto Livi (University of Florence) and Paolo Politi (Institute for Complex Systems, CNR)
Scientific Secretary: Giovanna … Read the rest

Riordino siti ISC

Dopo una fase di transizione sono stati chiusi i siti

  • www.artov.isc.cnr.it
  • www.mlib.isc.cnr.it
  • www.fi.isc.cnr.it

che ora sono reindirizzati al sito principale isc.… Read the rest

NAR: Energetic funnel facilitates facilitated diffusion

Massimo Cencini has published Energetic funnel facilitates facilitated diffusion in Nucleic Acid Research.

Gene transcription is regulated by proteins – Transcription Factors (TFs) – that by binding to short target sequences are able to promote or impede the binding of … Read the rest

Antonio Scala interviewed

Antonio ScalaRead the rest

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.
Abstract
A landmark of statistical mechanics, spin-glass theory … Read the rest

Talk: Miguel Alonso – November 22, 2017

Aula 6 – Edificio Fermi, Dipartimento di Fisica
3pm-4pm
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

Abstract
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

Abstract:
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 → 12.20 (Morning)
10:00-10:20 Introduction by the Director
10.20-10.40 “In silico” synthesis of microgel particles E. Zaccarelli
10.40-11.00 Experimental behaviour of soft colloids: responsive microgels
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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

(flyer)
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

Abstract

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
Website
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

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

Complessità@ISC-Sapienza

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:

If brownian motion has been a … Read the rest

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
Info
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

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

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

verbale elezioniRead the rest

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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