Dario Polli is a Professor of Physics at the Politecnico di Milano who develops new laser systems to vibrate the molecules: we could say that he is a kind of molecular musician. What is the reason for this interest? Simple, like musical instruments, a molecule vibrates according to a particular timbre and this feature can open the way to innumerable applications, even in the medical field.
Since 2015, Polli has been developing an innovative pulsed-based laser microscope, to study cells and listen to the sound made by tissues, in order to early identify those who are suffering from cancer. The first results are positively encouraging.