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EUTOPIA-1: First meeting of the European Topology interdisciplinary Initiative


Ines Campo
+39 0461 314721
Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 - 08:30 to Friday, 8 February, 2019 - 14:00
ECT* meeting room

The physical properties of many systems often crucially depend on those global features that cannot be ascribed to a particular geometry or arrangement, rather to a more abstract notion: topology. The latter manifests itself in the knotted state of proteins and artificial polymers, the intertwining among DNA rings, or the topologically distinct classes of defect lines that can be found in liquid crystals. A better understanding of the interplay between a system’s topological state, its three-dimensional structure, and its overall characteristics paves the way to an improved control of relevant natural molecules or human-made materials, with remarkable impact on fundamental science as well as high-tech applications. The aim of this meeting is to kick-off the scientific activity of the recently established European Topology Interdisciplinary Action (EUTOPIA COST Action) which gathers scientists from 22 different European countries and from fields ranging from mathematics to biology, physics and chemistry.

Registration period: 
20 Nov 2018 to 21 Jan 2019


Raffaello Potestio UniTn - Physics Dept.


Last nameFirst nameInstitutionCountry of Institution
AndonovicBetiFaculty of Technology and MetallurgyMacedonia
barbensiagneseUniversity of OxfordUnited Kingdom
BiancoValentinoUniversidad Complutense de MadridSpain
BuckDorothyUniversity of BathEngland
CarlonEnricoKU LeuvenBelgium
CieplakMarekInstitute of Physics, Polish Academy of SciencesPoland
ColuzzaIvanCIC biomaGUNESpain
DimitrovAleksandarFaculty of Technology and MatallurgyMacedonia
DrakopoulosVasileiosUniversity of ThessalyGreece
EberNandorWigner Research Centre for PhysicsHungary
FajstrupLisbethAalborg University AAUDenmark
FerrariFrancoUniversity of SzczecinPoland
ForteGiadaUniversity of EdinburghUnited Kingdom
GiacomettiAchilleUniversita' Ca' Foscari VeneziaItaly
Goundaroulis (Gkountaroulis)DimosUniversity of LausanneSwitzerland
HurleyEoinTrinity College DublinIreland
IlievaNevenaInstitute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of SciencesBulgaria
LocatelliEmanueleUniversity of ViennaAustria
Lopez LeonTeresaESPCIFrance
MichielettoDavideUniversity of EdinburghUK
MilchevAndreyBulgarian Academy of SciencesBulgaria
MillerMarkDurham University, Department of ChemistryUnited Kingdom
NiemiAnttiNordita, Roslagstullsbacken 23Sweden
NovotnaVladimiraInstitute of PhysicsCzech Republic
orlandinienzoDipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Universita' di PadovaItaly
PenevaKalinaFriedrich Schiller University JenaGermany
PiatekMarcinUniversity of SzczecinPoland
PotestioRaffaelloUniversity of TrentoItaly
RackoDusanSlovak Academy of SciencesSlovakia
RapaMariaUniversity Politehnica of BucharestRomania
RomanoFlavioCa' FoscariItaly
RosaAngeloScuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)Italy
SalamonPeterWigner Research Centre for PhysicsHungary
SalminenTiinaÅbo Akademi UniversityFinland
ScarpaMarinaUniversity of Trento-Department of PhysicsItaly
SchacherFelixFriedrich-Schiller-University JenaGermany
SmrekJanUniversity of ViennaAustria
StasiakAndrzejUniversity of LausanneSwitzerland
StephanouPavlosNovamechanics Ltd, Cyprus
TubianaLucaUniversity of ViennaAustria
ZdravkovicSlobodanVinca Institute of Nuclear SciencesSerbia
ZumerSlobodanJozef Stefan InstituteSlovenia
ČoparSimonUniversity of LjubljanaSlovenia