Centro interdipartimentale per lo Studio delle Dinamiche Complesse (CSDC)

Interdepartmental center of the University of Florence

Virthulab is part of the CSDC research group, whose aim is to use methods and techniques typical of the study of complex systems for interdisciplinary applications from physics to chemistry, through engineering, medicine, psychology and cognitive sciences .

The CSDC actively works in the definition and implementation of shared research projects, for this reason the purpose of this email is to create a database for the scheduling and publication of material on the site. This will make it possible to consult the publications, projects and events entered by the various related departments.

Caffè-scienza Firenze & Prato

Cultural Association

Virthulab actively collaborates with the science café, a cultural association that offers meetings, debates and seminars on current science issues in a non-academic environment. Each meeting has two parts: a first part with speakers who pose and explain the terms of the question and their point of view, a second part where those present can have their say and ask questions.

The activity of the science cafés is managed by the social promotion association of the same name, which has existed since 2004 (before 2011 as a cultural association), and has its headquarters at the Center for the Study of Complex Dynamics (CSDC), Department of Physics of the University of Florence (via G, Sansone 1, at the Polo Scientifico of Sesto Fiorentino).

PsicBioSynergetic Research Unit

The PsicBioSynergetic Research Unit of the University of Florence is made up of professors from various departments. Their goal is to promote a multidisciplinary approach in medicine, psychology and engineering. The lines of research include the promotion of change towards resilient communities, the assessment and hybrid rehabilitation for sustainable community medicine, the use of AI and systems theory for clinical and psychological applications. 

The unit also focuses on the modeling of cognitive processes, the application of biomedical engineering to psychosocial and clinical dimensions, the use of psychophysical measures and the psychology of virtual environments. The unit has funded projects on the study of the effects of drugs and vaccines during pregnancy and lactation (ADVANCE), on the development of the ecosystem of life sciences (Tuscany Health Ecosystem) and on democratic innovation to address environmental challenges ( PHOENIX).