Claudio Conti (Ph.D. 2002, ERC StGrant 2008) is Director of the Institute of Complex Systems of the National Research Council (ISC-CNR) and Associate Professor at the Department of Physics of the University Sapienza of Rome, where he founded the Nonlinear Photonics Laboratory.
Formerly, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Complex Systems (ISC-CNR) in Rome (IT); New Talent Grant from the Research Center Enrico Fermi; Humboldt fellowship for Experience Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (2011-2013); Principal Investigator of the Starting Independent Research Grant from the European Research Council (ERC), with the project Light and Complexity (funded by 1085keuros); Principal Investigator of the ERC Proof of Concept Grant Vanguard (2016, 150keuros) and Principal Investigator of the grant from the Templeton Foundation Generalized Uncertainty Principle and the Photon (2015-2017, 188keuros). Director of the Institute of Complex Systems of the National Research Council (ISC-CNR) from July 2014 to June 2018.
Italian habilitation as a full professor in theoretical (02/B2, 2016) and experimental condensed matter physics (02/B1, 2012 and 2016).
Teaching: Courses in Photonics and Physics at the Faculties of Physics, Engineering and Medicine of University Sapienza.
Research interests: Experiments, theory, massively parallel computation, and applications of machine learning, in nonlinear physics, optics, photonics, and quantum gravity
C.C. authored more than 180 articles (including 32 Physical Review Letters, 1 Nature, 1 Science, 2 Nature Physics, 4 Nature Communications, and 4 Nature Photonics), and 10 book chapters; contributed to more than 130 international conferences (40 invited talks). CC has more than 8000 citations in Google Scholar (Scopus h-index 37, Google h-index 42, Impact Factor > 900).
Selected invited talks and seminars
Machine Learning Photonics (including topological), Workshop on Topological Photonics and Beyond (TPD 2019), Nankai University, June 30-July 3 2019, Tianjin, China
Plenary Speaker at Waves Cote d’Azur , Waves and Complexity, 4-7 June 2019, Nice, France
Nonlinear optics in disordered media and other things, August 21-24, Nonlinear Photonics International Summer School, Novosibirsk (Russia)
Pseudo-quantum gravity with nonlinear optics, 8 February 2018, seminar at NTU, Department of Physics (Singapore)
Replica Symmetry Breaking in Disordered Nonlinear Waves, Advanced Photonics 2018 Congress, ETH Zurich, 2-5 July 2018
Topological Cascade Lasers, seminar at the University of Ottawa, 24 Jan 2018, and at the Nankai University, 27 Aprile 2019
Topological cascade laser, Optics & Photonics Taiwan, the International Conference, OPTIC 2017, Kaohsiung, 7-9 December 2019
Complex Photonics, Complexity in Nonlinear Photonics 2017, 25-29 September, Como (IT)
Pseudo-quantum gravity, Workshop Chiral Photonics, Erlangen, September 2017
Quantum soliton evaporation and other topics, Discrete, Nonlinear and Disordered Optics, DINDOS17, Max Planck Institute of Complex Physics, Dresden, 8-12 May 2017
Nonlinear optics, optomechanics, and antibacterial coating by graphene and graphene oxide, SPIE Photonics West OPTO 2017, 28 January – 2 February, San Francisco,
Random Lasers, International Workshop on Complex Photonics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 22-24 January 2017, Mumbai
Nonlinear Gamow Vectors, Nonlinear Waves 2016, June 25-28, 2016, Beijing, CN
Nonlinear Gamow Vectors, XXXVI Dynamics Days Europe 2016, June 6-10, Corfu, GR
Complexity of Nonlinear Waves, CHAOS 2016, May 23-26, 2016, London, UK
Shock waves and Antibacterial Cloaks, CIOP 2016, July 17-20, 2016, Shanghai, CN
Unconventional Quantum Nonlinear Optics, Fluids of Light Workshop 2016, 17-19 Oct, Edinburgh (UK)
Invited key-speaker at the discussion panel “Future Directions in Nonlinear Optics” of the OSA Nonlinear Optics Technical Group, at Frontier in Optics, Frontier in Optics, 2015, October 18-22, San Jose, California (USA)
Quantum Gravity Simulation and Irreversibility in Nonlinear Optics, Nonlinear Optics (NLO) 2015, July 26-31, Kauai, Hawai (USA)
Optomechanics of Random Media, Photonics North 2015, May 24-26, 2015, Ottawa, CA
Simulation of Irreversible Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Gravity Phenomenology in Nonlocal Nonlinear Optics, Photonics Middle East Conference 2015, December 13-16, Doha, QA
Program Chair with Robert W. Boyd of the OSA Nonlinear Optics NLO 2019, 15-19 July, Hawaii (US)
Organizer of the Symposium EP07: Tailored Disorder – Novel Materials for Advanced Optics and Photonics, 2018 MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, November 25-30, with H. Cao, S. Mujumdar and C. Zollfrank
Full list of publications
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