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Fullerenes, soccer ball-like molecules formed by carbon atoms, may hold the key for understanding the behaviour of high temperature superconducting materials. A new theoretical model examining unconventional superconductivity in fullerenes is presented in the 28 June issue of Science in "Strong Correlated Superconductivity," an article written by a team of Italian physicists from the Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia (INFM) that includes Erio Tosatti, ICTP's acting director and professor of physics at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), and Michele Fabrizio, associate professor at SISSA and an ICTP consultant. Meanwhile, Science Express, the online edition of Science, has published a paper by ICTP staff scientist Riccardo Zecchina, along with Marc Mézard, University of Paris XI, and Giorgio Parisi, University of Rome La Sapienza, that proposes a new algorithmic strategy for 'hard problems' in computer science, computational biology, and the physics of disordered systems. The print version of the paper will appear in Science in several weeks.

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