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Professori emeriti

Address:             Center for Complex systems, University of Insubria

                               Department of Science and Technology

Via Valleggio,11  22100 Como, Italy  


Phone:  +39-031-2386278 Fax:    +39-031-2386209


                                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

  2002-2011       Visiting Professor National University of Singapore

  Since 1993       Director of the “Centre for Nonlinear and Complex Systems”-Como.

  Since 1980      Scientific Co-ordinator of the Centre for Scientific Culture “A. Volta”

  Since 1998       Full Professor of Theoretical Physics, University  of Insubria-Como.

                            Scientific Interests


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.


                                           International Activities


 .  Member of the Academia Europaea

  • 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)
  • Principal coordinator of the National project: “Collective quantum phenomena: From strongly correlated systems to quantum simulators” (2013-2015).
  • 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)