“What does happen differently with small things?
… it might turn out to be advantages if you knew how to design for them.”, Richard Feynman
We seek to discover and understand new exotic phenomena emerging at the nanoscale. Then, by relating it to specific atomic structure/dynamic properties we pave the road towards nanotechnology’s holy grail: atom-by-atom design of new functionalities emerging in nano-devices. This ambitious undertaking is met by pushing the limits of all-atom simulations in an interdisciplinary research (from biology, chemistry up to physics), often in a synergistic liaison with world-leading experimental and theoretical groups.