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- Joint ICTP/SISSA PhD Programme in Physics and Mathematics
- Joint PhD Programme, Earth Science and Fluid Mechanics
- Joint Masters in Physics
- Joint ICTP/Collegio Carlo Alberto Program in Economics
- International Master, Physics of Complex Systems
- Master of Advanced Studies in Medical Physics
- Masters in High Performance Computing

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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.

27 Oct 2016

Results from a collaboration between ICTP and Scuola Normale Superiore propose a quantum-metrology approach to thermodynamics.

7 Oct 2016

2016 Nobel Physics Prize puts focus on field of growing interest to researchers

7 Oct 2016

ICTP researcher among team of scientists aimed at understanding the physical and chemical properties of water

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2017-03-30 11:30:00
2017-03-30 12:30:00
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"
The computation of atomic (i.e. non electronic) heat-transport coefficients from the Green-Kubo theory of linear-response is currently hampered by two misconceptions. First, the linear-response theory of heat transport has long been deemed incompatible with modern simulation techniques based on electronic-structure theory, because the quantum mechanical heat flux that enters the Green-Kubo formula is inherently ill defined. Second, it is commonly thought that the application of this theory would require very long molecular-dynamics simulations, much longer in fact than the typical heat-flux auto-correlation times one is required to evaluate. In this talk I will described the efforts done at SISSA over the past few years to overcome this state of affairs, which resulted in a methodology allowing us to compute heat transport coefficients from equilibrium ab-initio molecular dynamics, no less than in a deeper understanding of the theory of hydrodynamic fluctuations and their numerical analysis through the statistical theory of stationary time series.
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30 Mar 2017

» 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"

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2017-04-03 16:00:00
2017-04-03 17:30:00
Special Series of Lectures: "HOW TO SOLVE IT" (1) A Bird Eye View of Low Dimensional Statistical Systems
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3 Apr 2017

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

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2017-04-04 16:00:00
2017-04-04 17:30:00
Special Series of Lectures: "HOW TO SOLVE IT" (2) The Power of Power Laws: Conformal Field Theories
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4 Apr 2017

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

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2017-04-10 16:00:00
2017-04-10 17:30:00
Special Series of Lectures: "HOW TO SOLVE IT" (3) In the Vicinity of Critical Points
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10 Apr 2017

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

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2017-04-10 08:00:00
2017-05-05 22:00:00
Spring College on the Physics of Complex Systems | (smr 3113)
ICTP and SISSA, in collaboration with the partner institutions of the Master in the Physics of Complex Systems (http://www.polito.it/pcs) will organize the Spring College on the Physics of Complex Systems from 10 April to 5 May 2017.
Many complex systems in physics, biology, engineering and economics are characterized by a large number of interacting degrees of freedom giving rise to a non-trivial collective behavior. The theoretical and computational tools for a quantitative analysis of complex systems are often rooted in modern (statistical, quantum) physics. The Spring College on the Physics of Complex Systems aims to give students the opportunity to get in touch with a selection of topics at the forefront of research during an intensive 4-week program. It consists of 5 courses of 9 lectures each, followed by final written tests.
Invited Lecturers:
Pasquale Calabrese (SISSA, Trieste)
Thierry Mora (ENS, Paris)
Federico Ricci Tersenghi (U. of Rome La Sapienza)
Matthew Scott (U. of Waterloo, Canada)
Pierpaolo Vivo (King's College, London)
Aleksandra Walczak (ENS, Paris)
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10 Apr 2017
- 5 May 2017

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

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2017-05-08 08:00:00
2017-05-12 22:00:00
Workshop on Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Photoinduced Electronic Excitations | (smr 3116)
A preliminary version of our Workshop programme is online - please select relevant link (see list on the left side).
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DEADLINES FOR REQUESTING PARTICIPATION:
31 January 2017 if needing financial support and/or visa, otherwise: 31 March 2017.
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In the last years there has been a tremendous progress in the investigation of dynamics of photoinduced electronic excitation in real materials, mainly thanks to developments in experimental techniques, like ultrafast spectroscopy, and in theoretical methods, like many-body perturbation theory and time-dependent density functional theory.
Processes of interest include photoabsorption, exciton dynamics, and charge transfer.
These issues are of interest for fundamental research, but are also relevant for applications in photovoltaics, optoelectronics, and photocatalysis.
Leading experts on both theoretical and experimental research of dynamics of photoinduced electronic excitations will discuss developments and future directions in understanding such dynamics, and its dependence on the materials properties.
Speakers:
A. BAKULIN, Imperial College
V. BARONE, SNS
S. BARONI, SISSA
M. BEARD, NREL
J. BLUMBERGER, University College London
D. CAHEN, Weizmann Institute of Science
G. CERULLO, Politecnico di Milano
E. COLLINI, University of Padova
C. DRAXL, Humboldt University
V. DYAKONOV, University of Wuerzburg
R. ERNSTORFER, Fritz Haber Institute
F. GIUSTINO, Oxford University
E.K.U. GROSS, MPI for Microstructure Physics
M. KEPENEKIAN, CNRS Rennes
L. KRONIK, Weizmann Institute of Science
J. LISCHNER, Imperial College
S. LOUIE, UC Berkeley
E. MOLINARI, University of Modena
O. PREZHDO, University of Southern California
L. REINING, Ecole Polytechnique
S. SARICIFTCI, Johannes Kepler University Linz
R. SCHOLZ, TU Dresden
K. SIVULA, EPFL
M. STRANO, MIT
Topics:
• Exciton generation, dissociation and recombination
• Charge separation and transfer
• Carrier relaxation
• Redox processes at solid-liquid interfaces
• Spectroscopic characterization of excited states
• Ultrafast spectroscopy for excitation dynamics
• Many-body perturbation theory
• Time-dependent density functional theory
Active researchers are invited to apply online and present the results of their research in the form of a poster, and submission of relevant short abstract is mandatory.
A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee.
Workshop secretariat: smr3116@ictp.it
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8 May 2017
- 12 May 2017

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

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2017-06-26 08:00:00
2017-06-30 22:00:00
Joint ICTP-COST-MODPHYSFRICT Conference on “Trends in Nanotribology 2017” (TiN17) | (smr 3127)
Deadline to submit applications postponed to 15 March 2017
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26 Jun 2017
- 30 Jun 2017

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

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2017-07-03 08:00:00
2017-07-07 22:00:00
Workshop on Understanding Quantum Phenomena with Path Integrals: From Chemical Systems to Quantum fluids and Solids | (smr 3131)
DEADLINE for requesting participation: 31 MARCH 2017
The aim of this interdisciplinary Workshop is to gather together physicists and chemists who employ path-integral simulations on different systems, ranging from chemical and biochemical compounds, to quantum fluids/solids, to ultracold gases. The goal is to create the platform for exchanging knowledge on path-integral technology and on other approaches to the combined quantum simulation of electrons and nuclei.
This Workshop will present the most recent methodological developments and applications to the intriguing quantum phenomena, including, e.g., isotope effects in aqueous systems, quantum fluctuations in enzyme catalysis, superfluid/supersolid transitions, and correlation effects in electronic systems.
The programme will include 25 to 30 oral presentations given by invited speakers, a poster session and a flash talk session with short oral contributions.
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTED ABSTRACTS:
In the application form, all applicants are invited to submit an Abstract (preferably using the template indicated below) for a poster presentation and for a flash talk (approximately 3 or 4 minutes long) to advertise the content of the poster.
GRANTS
A limited number of grants are available to support the travel and living expenses of selected participants, with strong priority given to participants working in a developing country and who are at the early stages of their career.
We also acknowledge financial support from the Psi-k Network.
There is no registration fee.
Speakers:
Nandini ANANTH (Cornell University)
Massimo BONINSEGNI (University of Alberta)
Jordi BORONAT (UPC, Barcelona)
Siu CHIN* (Texas A&M)
Fabio CINTI (NITheP, Stellenbosch)
Bryan CLARK (UIUC)
Jonathan DUBOIS (LLNL)
Davide GALLI (University of Milan)
Markus HOLZMANN (LPMMC, Grenoble)
Yongkyung KWON (Konkuk U., Seoul)
Ilkka KYLANPAA (TUT, Tampere)
Nancy MAKRI (UIUC)
Ondrej MARSALEK (Stanford University)
Glenn MARTYNA (IBM T.J. Watson RC)
Dominik MARX (Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum)
Burkhard MILITZER (UC Berkeley)
Miguel MORALES (LLNL)
Marco NAVA (ETH Zurich)
Carlo PIERLEONI (University o L'Aquila)
Nikolay PROKOF'EV (UMass, Amerst)
Ushnish RAY (Princeton University)
George REITER (University of Houston)
Jeremy RICHARDSON (ETH Zurich)
Mariana ROSSI (FHI Berlin)
Mark TUCKERMAN (New York University)
* to be confirmed
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3 Jul 2017
- 7 Jul 2017

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

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