Center for Complex systems, University of Insubria
Via Valleggio,11 22100 Como, Italy
Phone: +39-031-2386278 Fax: +39-031-579813
Director of the Lake Como School of Advanced Studies, Como
Distinguished visiting full professor, International Institute of Physics, Natal.
Education and professional experience
1968 graduated in Physics at Milan University
1968-1970 Pos. doc. at CCR Euratom
1971-1972 Research associate, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga.
1973 -1987 Associate professor at Milan University
1987-1998 Full Professor of Theoretical Physics, Milan University
1993-1998 Dean of the Faculty of Sciences, Milan University
1998-2001 Vice Rector of University of Insubria
1998-2013 Full Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Insubria-Como.
1993 -2013 Director of the “Centre for Nonlinear and Complex Systems”-Como.
Since 2014 Professor Emeritus
2002-2011 Distinguished Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore
Since 1980 Scientific Co-ordinator of the Foundation “A. Volta”- Como.
Since 2013 Director of the Lake Como School of Advanced Studies, Como
Since 2013 Distinguished visiting full professor, International Institute of Physics, Natal.
Classical and quantum chaos, nonlinear dynamics and complex systems, transport phenomena, quantum computing . Statistical physics, theoretical physics.
Main scientific contributions:
Discovery of quantum dynamical localization phenomenon.
Relevance of chaos in quantum mechanics. Quantum limitations of chaotic excitation of hydrogen atom in monochromatic fields.
Connections between quantization of nonintegrable systems and the statistical theory of spectra.
Scaling behaviour of localization in quantum chaos.
Validity of Fourier law in one-dimensional many body classical system.
Discovery of the thermal rectifier, of the thermal transistor and of the wave diode.
A new approach to increase thermoelectric efficiency.
1991: Italian Prize for Physics “F. Somaini”
2008: Enrico Fermi Prize
2010 International prize for Physics 2010- Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.
. Member of the Academia Europaea
.Member of Academia Europea of Sciences and Arts
* Co-ordinator of the UE Networks on “Quantum Transport on an Atomic Scale” “Effects of decoherence and imperfections for quantum information processing”.
* Member Editorial board Phys Rev. E (2005-2010)
* Associate Editor of the Journal “Random Operators and Stochastic Equations”
* Member International Advisory Board of “Nonlinear Phenomena in Complex Systems”.
* Member of the Executive Council of the European Science Foundation (1986-1992)
* Principal investigator of the National Research Project on:
“Collective quantum phenomena: From strongly correlated systems to quantum simulators” 2012-2015
* Over 280 papers on scientific international journals.
“Principles of Quantum Computation and Information. A Comprehensive Textbook”, World Scientific, Singapore (2018).
* “ Principles of Quantum Information and Computations”, World Scientific Publishing.
Vol I (2004)
Vol II (2007)
* Physics Course for Scientific High School (Ghisetti e Corvi Editors) Vol.I, Vol. II, Vol. III
* Physics Course for Classical High School (Ghisetti e Corvi Editors). Vol. I, II
* Editor /Co-editor of the following volumes:
o “Stochastic Behaviour in Classical and Quantum Hamiltonian Systems” Lectures Notes in Physics vol. 93 Springer Verlag (1979)
o “Chaotic Behaviour in Quantum Dynamics” Plenum Press NATO ASI Series B vol. 120 (1985)
o “ Quantum Chaos and Physics of Structure and Complexity” Physica Scripta vol. RS 9 (1987)
o “Stochastic Processes, Physics and Geometry” World Scientific (1990)
o “Chaos, Order and Patterns: aspects of nonlinearity” Plenum Press (1991)
o “Quantum Chaos” World Scientific (1991)
o “Quantum Chaos“ Proceedings of the International School of Physics “Enrico Fermi”, North Holland (1991)
o “Quantum Chaos: between order and disorder” Cambridge University Press (1995)
o “Quantum Chaos and Mesoscopic Systems”Nonlinear Science E, Series B, vol. 7 - World Scientific (1995)
o “Chaos, Order and Patterns: aspects of nonlinearity” Physica D86 n° 182, North-Holland (1995)
o “International Journal of Modern Physics B” Advances in Quantum Field Theory and Statistical Mechanics: 2nd Italian - Russian Collaboration , vol. 11 n. 26 & 27 World Scientific (October 30, 1997)
o “New Directions in Quantum Chaos” Proceedings of the International School of Physics “Enrico Fermi” North Holland (2000)
o “Complexity: A unifying direction in science”, special volume of the international journal of bifurcations and chaos. World Scientific, (2005).
o “Quantum Computers, Algorithms and Chaos” Proceedings of the International School of Physics “Enrico Fermi”, Italian Physical Society (2006)
o “Complex Phenomena in Nanoscale Systems” NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme. Springer (2009