Claudio Conti (Ph.D. 2002, ERC StGrant 2008) is Associate Professor at the Department of Physics of the University Sapienza of Rome, where he founded the Nonlinear Photonics Laboratory.

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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 (100 students per year) since 2011.

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 7500 citations in Google Scholar (Scopus h-index 37, Google h-index 42, 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)

Pseudo-quantum gravity, Workshop Chiral Photonics, Erlangen, September 2017

Pseudo-quantum gravity with nonlinear optics, 8 February 2018, NTU, Department of Physics (Singapore)

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