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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

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

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

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.
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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

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?
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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

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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