Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics at ICTP

ICTP’s CMSP section explores various key areas of theoretical condensed matter physics
Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics at ICTP

ICTP is widely regarded as an extraordinary environment for advancing knowledge in the physical and mathematical sciences, with a permanent faculty of distinguished scientists who conduct rigorous world-class, curiosity-driven research in frontier and interdisciplinary topics ranging from string theory, cosmology, and black holes to quantum computing, climate science, and quantitative life sciences.

As science evolves to investigate new problems and answer new questions, so has the research carried out at ICTP. Founded by theoretical particle physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate Abdus Salam, over time ICTP has evolved to encompass a wide range of research areas in physics, including applications of science technology.

Trying to understand the basic laws that govern matter, the Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics (CMSP) section at ICTP spans various key areas of theoretical condensed matter physics, including nanostructure properties and many-body quantum systems; quantum information processing; computer simulations of fluids and solids using atomistic, molecular, and electronic structure-based methods; new material design for sustainable energy applications; and synchrotron radiation-related physics. Researchers in the section also apply unsupervised machine learning methods to better understand the behaviour of complex quantum systems.

ICTP is glad to release a new video featuring ICTP Senior Research Scientist Rosario Fazio, Head of the CMSP section, as he presents the topics that researchers in the section explore.

During the whole week of 6 May ICTP will be sharing content related to the CMSP section on its website and on social media. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, X and Linkedin to learn more about ICTP’s research sections and explore the fascinating science done at ICTP.

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