Research Activities

Modelling of stochastic processes in nonlinear systems: NiPS is actively involved in studying nonlinear dynamical systems where stochastic forces are effective in driving the dynamics. One of the most famous examples of phenomena studied at NiPS is the Stochastic Resonance (SR) phenomenon.

Virgo: NiPS is part of the Virgo collaboration. The Virgo detector for gravitational waves consists mainly in a Michelson laser interferometer made of two orthogonal arms being each 3 kilometers long. Multiple reflections between mirrors located at the extremities of each arm extend the effective optical length of each arm up to 120 kilometers...

SUBTLE: The ambitious objective of this project is the introduction of a completely new class of electronic devices characterized by the following features: nanoscale physical dimensions combined with nonlinear dynamics characteristics providing noise enhanced functioning...

NANOPOWER: Nanoscale energy management is a new, exciting field that is gaining increasing importance with the realization that a new generation of micro-to-nanoscale devices aimed at sensing, processing, actuating and communication will not be possible without solving the powering issue. The scientific objective of this project is thus to study energy efficiency with the specific aim of identifying new directions for energy-harvesting technologies at the nanometre and molecular scale. The technological objective of the project is to integrate such technologies into autonomous nanoscale systems to allow new, low-power ICT architectures to find their way into devices.

RealVibrations: This project is part of NANOPOWER project and it is devoted to the realization of database containing digital time series and spectral representations of experimentally acquired vibration signals.

OPRECOMP: OPRECOMP aims to build an innovative, reliable foundation for computing based on transprecision analytics. Guaranteed numerical precision of each elementary step in a complex computation has been the mainstay of traditional computing systems for many years. This era, fueled by Moore’s Law and the constant exponential improvement in computing efficiency, is drawing to a close: from tiny nodes of the Internet-of-Things, to large HPC computing centers, sub-picoJoule/operation energy efficiency is essential for practical realisations. To overcome the “power wall”, a shift from traditional computing paradigms is now mandatory.