Cristiano Ciuti, 2019 Friedel-Volterra Prize winner

Société Française de Physique & Società Italiana di Fisica (SIF) joint award

Professor Cristiano Ciuti, born in 1973, is an innovative condensed matter theorist, and author of pioneering theoretical contributions to the physics of polaritons, quantum fluids of light and ultra-strong light-matter interaction.

He commenced his research activities in France in 2003, as a lecturer at ENS Paris. In 2006 he was promoted to professor at Université de Paris (formerly Université Paris Diderot) where he is now full professor and director of the laboratory Matériaux et Phènomènes Quantiques. Prior to arriving in France, Cristiano Ciuti completed undergraduate studies at Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy, followed by a PhD at EPFL, Lausanne in Switzerland and a postdoc at the University of California, San Diego. Cristiano Ciuti’s research had led to his nomination to junior member of Institut Universitaire de France in 2010 and a prestigious ERC grant that started in 2014.

Cristiano Ciuti has made many original theoretical insights and proposals that have paved the way for the above mentioned emerging research fields, and which have been subsequently been confirmed via impressive experiments. During the last ten years, he has had productive collaborations with several leading experimental and theoretical groups both in France and Italy.

He has been an excellent mentor, having worked with a significant number of PhD students and postdocs, some of whom have found academic positions in France and abroad. The trajectory and impact of his scientific activity is evidenced in his comprehensive scientific production  alongside the quality of invited talks and successful conferences that he has attended or organized in recent years.


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