Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics


With about 30 members, an intense programme of workshops, a constant flow of visitors, and close collaborations with local scientific institutions such as SISSA, Elettra, and the University of Trieste, the Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics (CMSP) section is a vibrant international research environment for scientists from every corner of the world.

Research in the CMSP section spans some of the most exciting areas of theoretical condensed matter physics, including the physics of nanostructures, of many-body quantum systems at, or far from equilibrium, the computer simulations of fluids and solids with atomistic, molecular and electronic structure methods, and the design of new materials for renewable energy applications.



Seminars view all

» ICTP Seminar Series in Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics: What I Cannot Compute I Do Not Understand: Fathoming Heat Transport from the Struggle to Simulate It"

» Special Series of Lectures: "HOW TO SOLVE IT" (1) A Bird Eye View of Low Dimensional Statistical Systems

» Special Series of Lectures: "HOW TO SOLVE IT" (2) The Power of Power Laws: Conformal Field Theories

» Special Series of Lectures: "HOW TO SOLVE IT" (3) In the Vicinity of Critical Points

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» Spring College on the Physics of Complex Systems | (smr 3113)


» Workshop on Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Photoinduced Electronic Excitations | (smr 3116)


» Joint ICTP-COST-MODPHYSFRICT Conference on “Trends in Nanotribology 2017” (TiN17) | (smr 3127)


» Workshop on Understanding Quantum Phenomena with Path Integrals: From Chemical Systems to Quantum fluids and Solids | (smr 3131)

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Research and Visiting Opportunities

Researching with CMSP

Research Topics