Scientific Team


PastedGraphic-1 Luciano Pietronero studied physics in Rome, Italy, and was a research scientist at Xerox Research in Webster (1974) and Brown Boveri Research Center (CH) 1975-1983. He then moved to University of Groningen (NL), where he was professor of Condensed Matter Theory (1983-87). Since 1987, he is professor of Physics at the Sapienza University in Rome, Italy. Founder and director of the Institute for Complex Systems at CNR (2004-2014). He has got a broad international experience in academic and industrial enviroments. The scientific activity is of both fundamental and applied nature, with a problem oriented interdisciplinary perspective. Development of novel and original views in all the areas of activity. Leader of a generation of young scientists who are among the protagonists of the complexity international scene. In 2008 he received the Fermi Prize (the highest award of the Italian Physical Society). Research interests are:   Condensed Matter Theory, High-temperature Superconductivity, Statistical Physics, Fractal Growth, Self-Organized Criticality, Complex Systems and its interdisciplinary applications.


guido Guido Chiarotti is a physicist and an entrepreneur. As a physicist he has studied the behaviour of matter, particularly at planetary conditions. As an entrepreneur he has founded and directed an ICT company for over ten years. As a result of these experiences he has become interested in strategic thinking and the relation between qualitative and quantitative knowledge. He is now a publisher and consultant. He is associated to the Institute of Complex Systems at Centre for National Research (CNR) in Rome, Italy, where he is involved in researches on economic complexity.
Foto_GC Giulio Cimini is a post-doc researcher at Institute for Complex Systems (ISC-CNR) in Rome, Italy. He graduated in Physics at the University of Rome and got his PhD in Physics at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, in 2013. He was then awarded a grant from the Swiss Natural Science foundation to pursue a research project at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain. His main expertise is in statistical physics and probability theory applied to the interdisciplinary fields of complex social, biological, economic and financial systems. He has published several papers in international peer reviewed journals and participated to various EU, Italian and Swiss projects.
fotosito Matthieu Cristelli is a post-doc researcher at the Institute for Complex Systems (ISC-CNR) in Rome, Italy, from January 2012. He graduated in Physics in 2008 and got his doctorate in Physics at Sapienza University in Rome in 2011. He mainly works on interdisciplinary application of statistical physics and complex systems to economic and financial systems. He has published more than 25 papers in international journals and he is involved in the research activities of several EU and Italian projects (FOC, Growthcom, Crisis Lab). He has also won a prize for his Master’s Degree and his PhD thesis, which has been awarded and published by Springer. Matthieu also acted as an independent consultant for several companies.
Riccardo Di Clemente is a Post-Doc fellow at ISC-CNR Institute of Complex System (ISC-CNR) in Rome, Italy, assistant Researcher at IMTLUCCA, and collaborator with  Comune di Roma. Riccardo obtained his M.Sc and B.Sc. in Theoretical Statistical Physics at Sapienza University of Rome and received his Ph.D. in Economics at IMTLucca. He recently was Visiting Scholar funded by the EU-program “Talent at work” at INET@OXFORD, where he examined in depth the economic complexity of the UK in collaboration with the IPPR. He is specialised in the application of tools from physics and mathematics in the fields of economics, finance and social sciences.
foto-mia Andrea Gabrielli  PhD, is a theoretical physicist. In recent years he has collaborated to the development of the theory of economic complexity and studied the problem of reconstruction of complex networks from partial information which is of capital importance mainly in finance. He has a solid expertise in statistical physics of complex systems, stochastic processes and complex network theory. He is currently a researcher at CNR and  Visiting Professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Lucca, Italy,  and at the Physics Department of the Boston University (MA, USA). He is the author of around 100 scientific publications on peer reviewing international journals and of one scientific book of statistical physics published by Springer (2004).
emanuele new Emanuele Pugliese is a post doctoral researcher at the Institute for Complex Systems (ISC-CNR,) in Rome. After obtaining his M.Sc in Theoretical Statistical Physics at Sapienza University in Rome he moved to obtain a PhD in Economics at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, in Pisa. His research interests span technological and societal change, in particular in relation to countries’ development, market efficiency and households inequality.
DSCN0236 Fabio Saracco is a post-doc researcher at the Institute for Complex System (ISC-CNR) in Rome, where he works on economic complexity and complex networks. He got a Ph.D. in string theory at the University  Bicocca in Milan, Italy. He published several works on these subjects on international journals. He was invited as a speaker at a number of international conferences, as well as at several schools as a contributed speaker.
TS Tiziano Squartini is a physicist, working from January 2014 as a postodoctoral researcher at the Institute for Complex Systems (ISC-CNR), in Rome. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2011, at the University of Siena, Italy. The results of his interdisciplinary research activity, ranging from statistical mechanics of networks to economic complexity, have been published on several journals, treating both physical and economic subjects (as Sci. Rep., New J. Phys., Phys. Rev. E, J. Econ. Interact. Coord). He currently collaborates with researchers working in the fields of economics and finance (as the Supervisory Policy Division of the Dutch National Bank and the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies).
8emezzo Francesco Sylos Labini is a physicist, obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Bologna, Italy. He worked for eight years in Switzerland and France and is currently a researcher at the Enrico Fermi Center in Rome and works at the Institute of Complex Systems at the University of Rome, La Sapienza. He is specialized in cosmology, astrophysics and complex systems and has published almost one hundred scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is also the co-author of  “I ricercatori non crescono sugli alberi” (Laterza, 2010) and he has a blog on the website of the Italian daily Il Fatto Quotidiano. He is also the President of Associazione
AT-2 Andrea Tacchella, graduated in physics in 2011, got his Ph.D at Sapienza University in Rome in 2015. He is now research fellow at the Institute for Complex Systems (ISC-CNR). His main areas of activity are economic complexity and financial time-series. He has published 11 papers in international peer reviewed journals.
DSC02011 Andrea Zaccaria is a postodoctoral researcher at the Institute for Complex Systems (ISC-CNR) in Rome. He graduated and got his PhD in Physics at the Sapienza University in Rome, studying applications of concepts and methods borrowed from statistical physics and the physics of complex systems to the study of finance and economics. After a working experience as a researcher at SoSE Spa, one of the main Italian fiscal agencies, he came back to academic research, being involved in Italian and European projects. The results of his work have been presented at national and international conferences and have been published in several peer reviewed journals.


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