The Statistical Physics group is a theoretical research team interested in the statistical mechanics of disordered systems applying related techniques, both analytic and computational, to a large variety of complex problems. The group activity is mainly related to
- deepen and solve old and new open issues in the theory of structural glasses and theories for systems with intrinsic frustration such as spin-glasses,
- investigate constraint satisfaction and optimisation problems and the structure of solutions in the hard computational cases.
- test and develop methods for statistical inference in the general framework of solving inverse problems,
- adapt and apply statistical mechanics to photonics in presence of nonperturbative disorder, ranging from light propagation in random media to random lasers,
- investigate biological organisms by means of theoretical methods and mathematical modeling, analyse the interaction of biological structures at the molecular level and the connections among different subsystems in large-scale networks through computer simulations, with a focus on proteins and metabolism,
- study turbulence, intermittency and dissipative processes in non-collisional plasmas through theoretical investigation, numerical simulations and data analysis,
- develop and test parallel computation on single and multi GPU for continuous variables Monte Carlo dynamics, Population dynamics for Belief propagation and Cavity method in random graphs, and Pseudolikelihood maximisation.