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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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

In the news: Alibaba uses algorithm developed at ISC

Il Corriere della sera, a major Italian daily, published an article on Alibaba’s use of Luciano Pietronero’s big data model.
“I fisici del CNR studiano l’algoritmo per Alibaba e Jack Ma va da Renzi”
pil.phys.uniroma1.itRead the rest

Brownian motion: Presentation at Physics library (Sapienza)

Thursday, March 19th 2015
The past, present & future of Brownian motion presented by
Andrea Puglisi and others at the Biblioteca di Fisica
Università di Roma, La Sapienza.… Read the rest

Emanuela Zaccarelli nominated in the Scientific Committee for Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences of Science Europe

Emanuela Zaccarelli nominated in the Scientific Committee for Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences of Science Europe… Read the rest

In the news: Il Fatto Quotidiano on Economic Complexity

An article on Economic Complexity in Il Fatto Quotidiano a major Italian daily newspaper.… Read the rest

Rita Levi Montalcini program for young researchers

Program for the recruitment of young temporary researchers
Decreto n. 975 del 29 dicembre 2014
Deadline April 1st 2015… Read the rest

In the news: Nature editorial on Economic Complexity

Nature news
Physicists make ‘weather forecasts’ for economies
The development of some countries is as predictable as steady winds, but for others it is more chaotic, physicists find.
Cristelli, M., Tacchella, A. & Pietronero, L. PLoS ONE 10, e0117174 Read the rest

Nature Photonics: thinnest beam ever

In a paper published in Nature Photonics, E. Del Re, F. Di Mei, J. Parravicini, G. Parravicini, A. J. Agranat, and C. Conti report on the observation of a sub-wavelength spatial solitons propagating in a nano-disordered ferroelectric.

The beam … Read the rest

CNR People database instructions

A simple notes on updating information the the CNR People database:
People Promemoria ISCRead the rest

Biophysics@Rome 2015

Second Edition of the Biophysics@Rome Conference
with an opening dedicated to “light themes”
underlining the role of advanced optical techniques in
biophysics, bio-analytics and biomedicine.
May 28th & 29th 2015
CNR, Area della Ricerca di Tor Vergata
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In the news: Stefano Boccaletti awarded honoris causa degree in Madrid

The Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, en Móstoles (Madrid), has awarded
Stefano Boccaletti (ISC UOS Sesto Fiorentino) an honarary degree.
EL PAÍSRead the rest

ERC-Proof of Concept Grant 2014 to Claudio Conti

The ISC project Vanguard has been retained for funding in the ERC call Proof of Concept.
(see Bringing research to the market : ERC funds 59 innovative projects)… Read the rest

In the news: Replica Symmetry Breaking transition in Nature Communications

Nature Communications reports ISC researchers observe Replica Symmetry Breaking transitionRead the rest

In the news: Leonardo da Vinci’s self portrait

Rai TGR Leonardo December 22 2014 (contribution begins at 6’10”)… Read the rest

Comptes Rendus Physique – special issue on coarsening dynamics

Coarsening is a widespread and much studied phenomenon, historically related to phase separation, but also found in other out of equilibrium systems. Coarsening is a common feature of pattern formation, it may accompany the dynamics of driven systems, and it … Read the rest

Booklet presents research at UOS Sapienza

Physics of Complexity

The first booklet of UOS Sapienza with the description of many research topics for students and interested researchers… Read the rest

Physics of Complexity @ ISC-Sapienza – 17 Novembre 2014

Pomeriggio tematico sulle attività dell’UOS Sapienza the rest

In the news: Single-neuron ‘hub’ orchestrates activity of an entire brain circuit

Science Daily
News Duet
Daily News
S. Luccioli, E. Ben-Jacob, A. Barzilai, P. Bonifazi, and A. Torcini
Clique of functional hubs orchestrates population bursts in developmentally regulated neural networks“,

PLOS Computational Biology
(2014) Published: September 25, 2014:… Read the rest

Workshop “Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi” Oct 27



Inizio 9:30

10:00 Luciano Pietronero, Dove va la complessità
10:20 Stefano Ruffo, Fisica delle interazioni a lungo raggio
10:40 Angelo Vulpiani, Leggi senza leggi: “solo” teoremi limite?
11:00 PAUSA … Read the rest

In the news: Tech4bio

In September 29th edition of the financial newspaper “Il Sole 24 Ore” there is a supplement dedicated to Biotechnology.

A prominent article describes the activities the Tech4Bio group, formed by a considerable number of CNR researchers, belonging to several … Read the rest

European Conference for Complex Systems – Lucca 2014

European Conference for Complex Systems

Lucca, 22-26 September 2014

news (in italia)Read the rest

In the news: Anderson Localization

Con le future fibre ottiche bisturi laser più precisi

from Corriere della SeraRead the rest


The 2th edition of the SuperFox conference (Workshop on Superconductivity and Functional Oxides) will be held in Rome, September 24-26, 2014. the rest

First ISC Newsletter

Newsletter ISC Settembre 2014Read the rest

New ISC website

The new website is now online.

Comments and contributions may be sent to

The old website may be viewed at old.isc.cnr.itRead the rest

Congresso Nazionale SIF

100 th Congresso Nazionale SIF,
Pisa, 22-26 September 2014
Congresso Nazionale SIFRead the rest

European Conference on Complex Systems

European Conference on Complex Systems ‘14,
Lucca, 22-26 September 2014
European Conference on Complex SystemsRead the rest

Italian Soft Days

Italian Soft Days, first edition
Rome, 17-18 September, 2014
see Italian Soft DaysRead the rest

European Research Council

European Research Council

  • Deadline 01/10/2014
  • Deadline 21/10/2014
  • Open Call 2015 – 07/10/2014
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Claudio Conti takes over as director

On July 1st Claudio Conti took over as director of the Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi after Prof. Luciano Pietronero’s final term.

 … Read the rest