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Full Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Palermo (Italy)

Director of the International School "Non-Equilibrium Phenomena", Ettore Majorana Center (Italy)

General information

Leading scientist's research interests: statistical physics, noise-induced phenomena in complex systems, non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, increasing stability using noise, stochastic resonance, resonance activation, strongly non-equilibrium non-linear relaxation phenomena in cases of Gaussian and non-Gaussian noise sources, Lévy flight, relaxation dynamics in open quantum systems, lifetime of metastable states, noise-induced phenomena and relaxation dynamics in Josephson contacts, spintronics, interdisciplinary physics, noise effects in ecosystems, population dynamics, biological systems, econophysics, Majorana fermion in condensed media physics.

Quote by the head of the laboratory: Meaning and peculiarity of our research can be summarized by Einstein's words: «Nothing is more practical than a good theory»

Scientific recognition

Awards and achievements:

2008 – Fellow the American Physical Society.

2005 – Fellow the European Physical Society.

1982 – Fellow the Italian Physical Society.

- Member of the Presidential Council of the Italian Physical Society.

He is a visiting professor at the N.N. N.I. Lobachevsky (Russia), Moscow State University M.V. Lomonosov (Russia), Humboldt University (Germany), M. Planck Institute for Physics of Complex Systems (Germany), Jagiellonian University (Poland).

Member of the Editorial Board, Physical Review. Editor of Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, Interdisciplinary Physics, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, member of the editorial board of Entropy. His extensive peer review work (77 journals), editorial contributions, and broad international academic activities have earned him the title of Distinguished Reviewer in Physical Review and Physical Review Letters, Chaos Soliton & Fractals, Physics Letters A, Physica A, Comm. in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation.

Coordinator of the international postgraduate study project at UNN and Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov since 2006. Coordinator and chief international researcher of the INTAS project "Nuclear Phenomena in Condensed Matter Physics and Complex Systems" between the University of Palermo (Italy), University of Berlin Humboldt (Germany), Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov (Russia) and UNN N.I. Lobachevsky (Russia) (2002-2004).

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