Modeling, Theory and Computation

Our research focuses on: 1. the theoretical and computational study of systems with many interacting constituents, from glasses and spin glasses to soft and biological matter; 2. the physics of random lasing materials; 3. nonlinear, turbulent and complex flows; 4. the quantitative and computational analysis of biological systems, from single-molecules to biological networks and system-level properties.
In addition, we are interested in the development of efficient algorithms for inference and big data analysis.

Complex Flows And Nonlinear Time Analysis

The experimental study of nonlinear and complex systems relies on the design of specific advanced data analysis tools, which need to be able to identify properties of the dynamics…

Computational Biology

Theoretical methods and mathematical modeling can be applied to investigate complex physical systems that are found in biological organisms. Computer simulations are a common tool to analyze the interactions…

Photonics in Random Media

In recent years, random lasing materials (e.g. powders, porous media, precipitates in solution, or photonic crystals with impurities) have been extensively studied…

Scientific Computing & Big Data

We exploit parallel computing on single and multi Graphic Processing Units (GPU’s) for several problems. In particular, we develop optimised parallel codes for continuous…

Statistical Mechanics

We study disordered and frustrated systems such as spin-glasses, structural glasses and random photonics models by means of advanced methods in statistical mechanical of disordered…

Turbulence in Plasmas

Turbulence is an ubiquitous phenomenon that can be observed on a huge range of scales, from galaxy clusters down to micro- and nano-fluidics. It is observed mostly in neutral flows…

Latest News

  • TERAMETANANO – International Conference on Terahertz Emission, Metamaterials and Nanophotonics



    Castello Carlo V, Lecce 27 -31 Maggio 2018


    The IV edition of TERAMETANANO, the International Conference on Terahertz Emission, Metamaterials and Nanophotonics, will take place in Lecce (Italy) from 27 to 31 of May 2019 in the 16th-century Castle of Charles V   with two special nights that will be held in an original Theatre of Roman period. (more…)

  • Al via la fase 2 del Tecnopolo per la medicina di precisione

    Firmata convenzione tra Regione, Università e Cnr per avvio seconda fase del Tecnopolo

    Bari, 27 novembre 2018 

    Sottoscritto stamane l’accordo tra Regione PugliaCnr Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche, Irccs Giovanni Paolo II di Bari e Università di Bari per l’avvio della seconda fase del Tecnopolo per la Medicina di Precisione. Sede del tecnopolo, il CnrNanotec.


  • Alessandro Polini, si aggiudica l’LushPrize2018

    Alessandro Polini, si aggiudica l’LushPrize2018

    Berlino, 16 novembre 2018 

    Alessandro Polini , giovane ricercatore presso l’Istituto di Nanotecnologia del Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche (Cnr-Nanotec) di Lecce, si è aggiudicato il Lush Prize 2018 categoria ‘Giovani ricercatori’, il premio che incoraggia le idee che promuovono la sperimentazione non animale.


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