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Chiara Cammarota
Department of Physics, University of Rome "Sapienza"


"For the study of dynamical systems on large networks with predator-prey interactions that are stable and exhibit oscillations."


Chiara Cammarota attained her B.Sc. (2004), M.Sc. (2006), and Ph.D. (2010) in Physics at the University of Rome "Sapienza". Following her doctoral studies, she moved to Paris, where she worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the “Institute for Theoretical Physics” (IPhT) of CEA Saclay from 2010 to 2011, and subsequently, from 2011 to 2013, at the “Theoretical Physics and Condensed Matter” Lab (LPTMC) of the University of Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC). From 2013 to 2015, she held the position of Fellow Researcher at the Department of Physics of the University of Rome "Sapienza", until she joined the faculty staff at King's College London, initially as a Lecturer (2015-2019) and later as a Senior Lecturer (2019-2020). Currently, she serves as an Associate Professor of Theoretical Physics in the Department of Physics at the University of Rome “Sapienza”, a position she has held since September 2020. Throughout her career, Chiara Cammarota has devoted her research efforts to the study of both equilibrium and out-of-equilibrium physics of amorphous solids and spin glasses. She employs a diverse array of techniques including replica methods, field theory, renormalization group, stochastic processes, random matrix theory, and numerical simulations. Additionally, her research extends to the study of models of disordered systems with applications to ecology, societal interactions, inference, and machine learning, drawing upon strong parallels with the physics of amorphous materials.