Institute for Scientific Interchange

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Institute for Scientific Interchange
AbbreviationISI Foundation
Typepublic scientific research institute

The Institute for Scientific Interchange (Italian: Istituto per l'Interscambio Scientifico, ISI Foundation, ISI) is an independent, resident-based research institute known for its work in complexity science and theoretical and mathematical physics. It is located in Turin (Italy, EU).


ISI was founded in 1983 and supported by the regional government, the province and city of Turin, and by two banking institutions in Piedmont: Compagnia di San Paolo and the CRT Foundation.[1]

In the 2011 SIR World Report of Institutional Rankings, ISI ranked 28th in Europe for scientific impact, 87th worldwide and 1/4th of the articles produced at ISI are in the top cited 10%.[2][failed verification]

The ISI worked with the CRT Foundation (in particular with the Lagrange Project) and the San Paolo Company.



The mission of ISI is to promote scientific research, interchange and cooperation at the highest degree of quality both in terms of creativity and originality of research and to represent a pillar of high-level interdisciplinary training.[1] ISI aims to create research groups in innovative and interdisciplinary labs, with a special focus on the science of complex systems.

ISI focuses on: complex networks, complexity science, mathematical physics, statistical physics and quantum physics research


  • Joint masters-level program: the Master in Epidemiology, the Lagrange Scholarships
  • Doctoral studies: possibility to host PhD students wishing to pursue full-time graduate studies under the supervision of an ISI faculty member. PhD students receive their doctoral degrees from a university partner, which can range in locations.
  • Courses: Selection of planned courses each year, including cross-listed programs with universities and mini-courses given by ISI Faculty, associate faculty, and visiting researchers.


  • Jacob Biamonte, Former Research Group Leader of the Quantum Science Laboratory


Board of trustees[edit]

Scientific Advisory Board[edit]


  1. ^ a b "History". Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  2. ^ "2011 SIR World Report of Institutional Rankings" (PDF). 2012-03-19. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-17. Retrieved 2012-03-19.

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