Presentations

  1. Seminar: Emergent Complex Behaviors in Active Matter
    TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    3 May 2018
  2. Invited talk: Recent Progress on the Experimental Study of Active Matter
    The 9th Nordic Workshop on Statistical Physics: Biological, Complex and Non-equilibrium Systems, NORDITA, Stockholm, Sweden
    21-23 March 2018
  3. Statistics and Biomathematics Seminar: Active Matter in Complex and Crowded Environments
    Department of mathematics, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, 15 February 2018
  4. Invited talk: Active Matter in Complex and Crowded Environments
    Flowing Matter 2018, Lisbon, Portugal, 5 February 2018.
  5. Seminar: Active Matter in Complex and Crowded Environments
    Institute of Protein Biochemistry, National Research Council (CNR), Naples, Italy, 25 January 2018.
  6. Invited talk (SPIE Traveling Lecturer): “Active Matter in Complex and Crowded Environments: Optical Manipulation, Phototaxis and Nonequilibrium Physics”
    Contemporary Trends in Optics 2017 (CoTop-17), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER-K), India, 18-19 December 2017.
  7. Outreach talk: “Optical Tweezers and Active Matter”
    Optopub GU, Gothenburg University, Sweden, 7 December 2017.
  8. Invited talk: “Emergence of Collective Behaviors in Systems of Active Particles”
    COST MP1305 Workshop, Barcelona, Spain, 4 December 2017.
  9. Colloquium: “Active Matter: From Fundamental Science to Applicaitons”
    UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico, 19 October 2017.
  10. Invited talk: “Optical Trapping”
    UNAM-OSA Student Chapter, Mexico City, Mexico, 18 October 2017.
  11. Invited talk: “Active Matter in Crowded and Complex Environments”
    Summer School on “Physics of Microswimmers”, Cargese, France, 18-22 September 2017.
  12. Keynote talk: “Experimental study of critical Casimir forces”
    10th Liquid Matter Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 17-21 July 2017.
  13. Invited talk: “Experimental study of critical Casimir froces”
    Symposium in honour of Prof. Dmitri Petrov, ICFO, Barcelona, Spain, 7 July 2017.
  14. Invited lectures: “Basics of optical trapping & Applications of optical tweezers on soft matter”
    Frontiers of Light Summer School, ICFO, Barcelona, Spain, 3-6 July 2017.
  15. Colloquium: “Active Matter in Crowded and Complex Environments”
    ENS Lyon, France, 26 June 2017.
  16. Invited talk: “Critical Casimir forces: Non-additivity and other experiments”
    Discussions on Nano & Mesoscopic Optics (DINAMO-2017), Siglufjörður, Iceland, 14-19 May 2017.
  17. Seminar: “Active Brownian particles in Complex and Crowded Environments”
    Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona, Tucson (AZ), 11 April 2017.
  18. Seminar: “Active Matter in Complex and Crowded Environments”
    Department of Chemistry, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden, 28 March 2017.
  19. Invited talk: “Current Perspective on Active Matter”
    The 8th Nordic Workshop on Statistical Physics at NORDITA, Stockholm, Sweden, 9 March 2017.
  20. Invited talk: “Engineering sensorial delay to control phototaxis and emergent collective behaviors”
    Biomimetic and living materials: active matter at high densities, CECAM HQ, Lausanne, Switzerland, 7-9 December 2016.
  21. Short course: “Graph theory concepts”
    Brain Imaging, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, 5-9 December 2016.
  22. Plenary talk: “Active matter: From fundamental concepts to technological applications”
    RIAO/Optilas, Pucon, Chile, 21-25 November 2016.
  23. Seminar: “Experimental measurement of the nonadditivity of critical Casimir forces”
    Università della Calabria, Cosenza, Italy, 11 November 2016.
  24. OSA Ambassador Lecture: “Active matter: From fundamental science to technological applications”
    Università di Messina and IPCF, Messina, Italy, 10 November 2016.
  25. Seminar: “Active matter: From fundamental science to technological applications”
    Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany, 1 November 2016.
  26. Contributed talk: “Engineering sensorial delay to control phototaxis and emergent behaviors”
    Conference on Optical Trapping and Optical Manipulation XIV, San Diego, CA, 31 August 2016.
  27. Contributed talk: “Experimental evidence of nonadditivity of critical Casimir forces”
    Conference on Optical Trapping and Optical Manipulation XIV, San Diego, CA, 28 August 2016.
  28. Invited talk: “Experimental evidence of nonadditivity of critical Casimir forces”
    META, Torremolinos, Spain, 25-28 July 2016.
  29. Contributed talk: “Active particles in crowded and complex environments”
    Workshop “Out-of-Equilibrium & Active Soft Matter”, Roscoff, France, 27 June – 1 July 2016.
  30. Contributed talk: “Controlling active crowds with random fields”
    Italian Soft Days, Milan, Italy, 23-24 June 2016.
  31. OSA Ambassador Lecture: “Life after ICFO: A PhD is not enough”
    ICFO, Barcelona, Spain, 2 June 2016.
  32. Invited talk: “Active matter: From fundamental concepts to technological applications”
    Highland Spring School on Mesoscopic Physics, Trest, Czech Republic, 16-18 May 2016.
  33. Science colloquium: “Active matter: From fundamental science to technological applications”
    Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey, 12 May 2016.
  34. Seminar: “Active matter: From fundamental science to technological applications”
    University of Padova, Italy, 4 May 2016.
  35. Invited talk: “Optical tweezers: principles and applications”
    LIGHTTalks, METU, Ankara, Turkey, 28 March 2016.
  36. Seminar: “Active matter: From fundamental science to technological applications”
    Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey, 22 March 2016.
  37. Invited talk: “Engineering sensorial delay, nonadditivity of critical Casimir forces, and control of active matter systems”
    7th Nordic Workshop on Statistical Physics, Nordita, Stockholm, Sweden, 17 March 2016.
  38. Seminar: “Active matter: From fundamental science to technological applications”
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 12 March 2016.
  39. Seminar: “Engineering sensorial delay, nonadditivity of critical Casimir forces, and control of active matter systems”
    Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 10 March 2016.
  40. Talk: “Experimental evidence of nonadditivity of critical Casimir forces”
    Flowing Matter 2016, Porto, Portugal, 12 January 2016.
  41. Seminar: “Soft Matter at Bilkent University: Optical Tweezers, Microswimmers, Nonequilibrium Physics and Brain Networks”
    Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2 December 2015.
  42. Invited talk: “Soft Matter at Bilkent University: Optical Tweezers, Microswimmers, Non-equilibrium Physics and Brain Networks”
    Turkish Academy of Sciences Yearly Meeting, Nevsehir University, Nevsehir, 23-25 October 2015.
  43. Invited talk: “Behavior and applications of active Brownian particles in complex and crowded environments”
    2nd Third Infinity Workshop, Gottingen, Germany, 14-16 October 2015.
  44. Colloquium: “Soft Matter at Bilkent University: Optical Tweezers, Microswimmers, Non-equilibrium Physics and Brain Networks”
    UNAM Seminar Series, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 9 October 2015.
  45. Invited talk: “Behavior and applications of active Brownian particles in complex and crowded environments”
    Conference on Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XII, SPIE Optics & Photonics, San Diego (CA), USA, 9-13 August 2015.
  46. Seminar: “Speckle optical tweezers: Optical manipulation with random light fields”
    Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany, 1 June 2015.
  47. Seminar: “Active Brownian motion and artificial microswimmers”
    ETH, Zürich, Switzerland, 26 February 2015.
  48. Invited talk: “Active Brownian motion and artificial microswimmers”
    COST MP1305 Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal, 15-19 December 2014.
  49. Short course: “Graph theory concepts”
    Brain Imaging Course, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, 1-5 December 2014.
  50. Seminar: “Active Brownian motion and artificial microswimmers”
    University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA, 22 October 2014.
  51. Invited talk: “Speckle optical tweezers: Optical manipulation with random light fields”
    COST MP1205 Meeting, Ingelfingen, Germany, 6-8 October 2014.
  52. Invited talk: “Optical trapping and manipulation: From the measurement of femtonewton forces to speckle optical tweezers”
    Fotonik 2014, Kocaeli University, Turkey, 5 September 2014.
  53. Invited talk: “Dmitri Petrov: Optical tweezers, Raman spectroscopy, and statistical physics”
    Conference on Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XI,
    SPIE Optics & Photonics, San Diego (CA), USA, 17-21 August 2014.
  54. Contributed talk: “Spatial measurement of spurious forces with optical tweezers”
    Giovanni Volpe, Ignacio Bordeu & Juan Pable Staforelli
    Conference on Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XI,
    SPIE Optics & Photonics, San Diego (CA), USA, 17-21 August 2014.
  55. Invited outreach talk: “A PhD is not enough”
    IONS-15 Bilkent-METU, Ankara, Turkey, 5 July 2014.
  56. Invited talk: “Multiplicative feedback and stochastic calculus”
    Istatistiksel Fizik Günleri, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey, 20 June 2014.
  57. Invited outreach talk: “The international year of light”
    3rd EPS Young Minds Leadership Meeting, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, 7 June 2014.
  58. Invited talk: “Measurement of many-body effects in critical Casimir forces by holographic optical tweezers”
    Soft Matter at Interfaces 2014, Ringberg Castle, Munich, Germany, 1 May 2014.
  59. Colloquium: “Optical trapping and manipulation: From the measurement of femtonewton forces to speckle optical tweezers”
    UNAM Seminar Series, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 21 March 2014.
  60. Invited talk: “Speckle optical tweezers: Tunable anomalous diffusion and selective optical manipulation”
    Symposium on Optical Forces: from atoms to soft matter, IPCF – CNR Messina, Italy, 26 February 2014.
  61. Seminar: “The Langevin equation with multiplicative noise”
    Institut Langevin, Paris, France, 10 December 2013.
  62. Invited talk: “Optical manipulation using speckle fields”
    NOMA 2013
    Cetraro, Italy, 12 June 2013
  63. Short course: “Chiral active microswimmers”
    Graduate School BuildMoNa, Universität Leipzig, Germany, 29 May 2013.
  64. Short course: “Active Brownian motion tunable by light”
    Graduate School BuildMoNa, Universität Leipzig, Germany, 29 May 2013.
  65. Seminar: “Forces and torques at the nanoscale: From measurement to application”
    Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey, 15 March 2013
  66. Contributed talk: “Optical manipulation with speckle light fields”
    International Soft Matter Conference 2013, Rome, Italy, 18 September 2013.
  67. Seminar: “Soft matter at Bilkent University: From optical tweezers to micro swimmers”
    TOBB University, Ankara, Turkey, 30 July 2013.
  68. Seminar: “Active Brownian motion and propulsion on the nanoscale”
    Institut Langevin, ESPCI, Paris, France, 27 November 2012.
  69. Contributed talk: “Optical feedback radiation forces: Intracavity optical trapping with feedback-locked diode lasers”
    Yazgan Tuna, Rania Sayed, Maria Donato, Pietro Gucciardi, Onofrio Marago & Giovanni Volpe
    Frontiers in Optics/Laser Science XXVIII (FiO/LS) meeting, Rochester (NY), USA, 14-18 October 2012.
  70. Seminar: “Pick it up with light!”
    Quantum Technologies and Photonics Workshop for Engineering Students, Bilkent University, Turkey, 12 September 2012.
  71. Invited talk: “Forces and torques on the nanoscale: From measurement to applications”
    Conference on Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX,
    SPIE Optics & Photonics, San Diego (CA), USA, 11-16 August 2012.
    SPIE 8458, 84580F, 2012.
  72. Invited outreach talk: “A PhD is not enough!”
    IONS-12 Naples, Italy, July 4-7 July, 2012.
  73. Seminar: “Forces and toques at the nanoscale: From measurement to application”
    Department of Physics, University of Messina, Italy, 10 July 2012.
  74. Seminar: “Artificial microswimmers: Propulsion at the nanoscale”
    Department of Physics, University of Catania, Italy, 9 July 2012.
  75. Seminar: “Microscopic swimmers”
    Physics Department, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 18 April 2012.
  76. Outreach seminar: “Magic light”
    Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 22 March 2012.
  77. 6h mini-course: “Theory of optical tweezing”
    ITN Comploids, Module T4, University of Stuttgart, Germany, March 12-16, 2012.
  78. Seminar: “Active Brownian motion: Propulsion on the nanoscale”
    METU – Middle-East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 8 March 2012.
  79. Invited outreach talk: “How to communicate science”
    IONS-11 Paris, France, February 22-25, 2012.
  80. Seminar: “Active Brownian particles in complex environments”
    TU Berlin, Germany, 2 November 2011.
  81. Contributed talk: “Behavior of microswimmers in complex environments”
    Giovanni Volpe, Ivo Buttinoni, Dominik Vogt, Hans-Jürgen Kümmerer & Clemens Behinger
    Hot Nanoparticles and Nanostructures, Scientific Symposium, Leipzig, Germany, 10-11 October 2011.
  82. Seminar: “Brownian motion: From experiments in statistical physics to active Brownian microswimmers”
    Stanford University, CA, USA, 9 October 2011.
  83. 8h mini-course: “Forces and torques at the nanoscale”
    III School in Optics and Photonics, CEFOP, Universidad de Concepción, Chile, October 3-7, 2011
  84. Contributed talk: “Scattering intensity from Brownian dynamics: Application to total internal reflection microscopy”
    Giovanni Volpe, Thomas Brettschneider, Laurent Helden & Clemens Bechinger
    Electromagnetic and Light Scattering XIII, Taormina, Italy, 26-30 September 2011.
    Atti della Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti, Vol. 89, Suppl. 1, C1V89S1P093, 2011.
  85. Contributed talk: “Behavior of microswimers in complex environments”
    Giovanni Volpe, Ivo Buttinoni, Dominik Vogt, Hans-Jürgen Kümmerer & Clemens Bechinger
    VIII Liquid Matter Conference, Wien, Austria, 6-10 September 2011.
  86. Seminar: “Active Brownian particles”
    Düsseldorf University, Germany, 11 July 2011.
  87. Seminar: “Forces and torques at the nanoscale: From measurement to applications”
    Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 11 November 2010.
  88. Seminar: “Brownian motion: From experiments in statistical physics to the measurement of femtonewton forces”
    University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA, 3 November 2010.
  89. Contributed talk: “Total internal reflection microscopy: Calibration of the position-intensity relation”
    Giovanni Volpe, Thomas Brettschneider, Laurent Helden & Clemens Bechinger
    Frontiers in Optics 2010, Rochester (NY), USA, 24-28 October 2010.
  90. Invited talk: “New frontiers of laser trapping”
    Frontiers of Nanoscale Spectroscopy and Tomography, Adirondack Workshop, Inlet (NY), USA, 21-24 October 2010.
  91. Invited talk: “Statistical physics in an optically manipulated colloidal particle”
    Conference on Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation VII, SPIE Optics & Photonics, San Diego (CA), USA, 1-5 August 2010.
    SPIE 7762, 776216, 2010.
  92. Seminar: “Measuring forces and torques at the nanoscale”
    Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany, 23 March 2010.
  93. Seminar: “Force microscopy measuring femtonewton forces”
    Imtek, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany, 5 March 2010.
  94. Invited talk: “Brownian motion in a diffusion gradient and stochastic differential equations”
    Soft Matter at Interfaces 2010, Ringberg, Germany, 28 February-3 March 2010.
  95. Invited talk: “Insights into statistical physics by optically trapped particles”
    Optical Trapping Applications, OSA Optics and Photonics Congress, Vancouver, Canada, 26-30 April 2009.
  96. Contributed talk: “Stochastic resonance vs. stochastic resonant damping: Theory and experiment”
    Giovanni Volpe, Sandro Perrone, J. Miguel Rubi & Dmitri Petrov
    Stochastic Resonance 1998-2008, Perugia, Italy, 17-21 August 2008.
  97. Seminar: “Novel applications of the photonic force microscope”
    Universität Stuttgart, Germany, 7 February 2008.
  98. Poster: “Detection of cytoskeleton depolymerization in a single cell”
    Giovanni Volpe, Anna Morales Drets, Anna Chiara De Luca, Isabel Maria Geli & Dmitri V. Petrov
    ESF Conference 07220, Trends in Optical Micromanipulation, Obergurgl, Austria, 4-9 February 2007.
  99. Poster: “Brownian motion of a spinning particle”
    Giorgio Volpe, Giovanni Volpe, Miguel Rubi & Dmitri V. Petrov
    ESF Conference 07220, Trends in Optical Micromanipulation, Obergurgl, Austria, 4-9 February 2007.
  100. Poster: “Photonic torque microscope”
    Giovanni Volpe, Giorgio Volpe & Dmitri V. Petrov
    ESF Conference 07220, Trends in Optical Micromanipulation, Obergurgl, Austria, 4-9 February 2007.
  101. Contributed talk: “Optical trapping dynamics for cell identification”
    Giovanni Volpe, Gajendra P. Singh, Florian Büttner, Anna Morales Drets & Dmitri Petrov
    Conference on Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation III, SPIE Optics & Photonics, San Diego (US), 13-17 August 2006.
    SPIE, 6326, 63260P, 2006.
  102. Contributed talk: “Raman imaging of neoplastic cells in suspension”
    Caitriona M. Creely, Sergi Mercadal, Giovanni Volpe & Dmitri Petrov
    Conference on Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation III, SPIE Optics & Photonics, San Diego (US), 13-17 August 2006.
    SPIE, 6326, 63260U, 2006.
  103. Contributed talk: “Measurement of radiation forces of surface plasmons”
    Giovanni Volpe, Romain Quidant, Dmitri Petrov & Gonçal Badenes
    Conference on Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation II, SPIE Optics & Photonics, San Diego (CA), USA, 31 July-4 August 2005.
    SPIE, 5930, 59301D, 2005.