Claudio Conti (Ph.D. 2002, ERC StGrant 2008) is the Director of the Institute for Complex Systems of the National Research Council (ISC-CNR). CC is also Associate Professor at the Department of Physics of the University Sapienza of Rome, where he founded the Nonlinear Photonics Laboratory and obtained the Italian habilitation as a full professor in 2012. 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).
CC graduated in 1997 in Electrical Engineering at Sapienza (Rome, IT) and obtained the Ph.D. in 2002 at the University Roma Tre (IT).
Teaching: Courses in Photonics and Physics at the Faculties of Physics, Engineering and Medicine of University Sapienza (100 students per year) since 2011.
Research: Experiments, theory, and massively parallel computation, in nonlinear physics, optics, photonics, complex systems, biophysics, soft-matter, and network theory, in academic and industrial institutions.
C.C. authored more than 180 articles (including 32 Physical Review Letters, 1 Nature, 1 Science, 2 Nature Physics, 3 Nature Communications, and 4 Nature Photonics), and 10 book chapters; contributed to more than 130 international conferences (40 invited talks). CC has more than 6000 citations in Google Scholar (Scopus h-index 34, Google h-index 39, Impact Factor > 900).
Recent invited talks
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
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)
Complex Photonics, Complexity in Nonlinear Photonics 2017, 25-29 September, Como (IT)