Research at ECT*- LISC

Computational modelling represents an effective alternative way to purely analytical or experimental research.

This approach is particularly suitable in condensed matter and materials science, where the development and implementation of new methods are currently required to investigate without loss of accuracy phenomena that span several orders of magnitude in time and length scales.

In this regard, LISC is a research unit of ECT* with interdisciplinary expertise in a vast spectrum of theoretical and computational multiscale techniques for studying systems at any level of aggregation, phase, dimension, and chemical composition. These approaches range from ab-initio methods for solving the many-body problem in and out of equilibrium conditions, such as in electronic structure calculations, to Monte Carlo for charge-transport simulations in both organic and inorganic media, and, finally, to classical and ab-initio molecular dynamics.

In particular, LISC focuses on the application of these approaches to fundamental problems, such as the study of light- and electron- matter interaction, degenerate Fermi gases, superconductivity, carbon-based materials, and of the nucleosynthesis of the elements in the stars.

LISC scientists are positioned at the forefront of current international research in physics and chemical-physics, and provides a reference point for computational science in the Trento area.