About me

Bruges.jpg I was born in Rome in 1979. I graduated from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 2002, where I earned a degree in Theoretical Physics with distinctions ("Laurea summa cum laude"). In 2003 I started a PhD in Mathematical Physics and Geometry at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, that I completed in october 2007. In may and july 2006 I visited the Erwin Schrödinger Institute, in Vienna, as a pre-doctoral fellow. From november 2007 to november 2009 I was a post-doctoral researcher in mathematics at the Catholic University of Louvain (Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium). In january 2010 I was hired as a post-doc researcher in SISSA, Trieste. In march 2010 I got a post-doctoral fellowship ("assegno di ricerca") from the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", a IRCSET/EMPOWER grant (Government of Ireland Post-doctoral Fellowships) with the chance to spend two years at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS), and in april 2010 I got a fellowship from the italian National Institute for Advanced Mathematics ("assegno INdAM"). Already having a position, I decided not to accept these offers. In december 2010 I got a research position at the University of Naples "Federico II", where I'm currently associate professor since october 2015. For further informations, you can download my curriculum vitae: cv-english-pdf (last update in 2013), cv-italian-pdf (last update: oct 2015).

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Scientific interests

My current scientific interest is in noncommutative geometry, quantum groups, and their applications to mathematics and physics. You can download here my Ph.D. dissertation (in pdf format).


Publish or perish...

The list of my publications is available here: pub-english-pdf, pub-italian-pdf (to open an article, click on the corresponding hyperlink in the pdf file). The updated list of preprints can be found on the arXiv.


Teaching

Here you can find the preliminary version of the notes for the exercise session of the course "Differential Geometry II" (Prof. Dabrowski, SISSA, 2005-2007). Sooner or later, they could be completed...
For informations about undergraduate courses, here is my webpage at the University of Naples "Federico II".


Chiesa di San. Marcellino, Napoli

Divulgazione (in italiano)

Presentazione divulgativa del progetto STAR 2013 — finanziato dalla Compagnia di San Paolo e dall'Università di Napoli Federico II — all'evento Coltiviamo il futuro, nel Complesso dei SS. Marcellino e Festo (Napoli, 21 maggio 2014). Qui potete scaricare le due versioni della presentazione: v1 e v2.

Giornata di presentazione del dottorato 2015: slide; poster.


Invited talks at Workshops/Conferences

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Date Place Title
7-11 apr 17 Vietri sul Mare (Sa) Current Problems in Theoretical Physics pdf
13-17 mar 17 SISSA (Trieste) Topological and geometrical aspects of quantum spaces field theory and causal structure
27 feb - 3 mar 17 ICTP (Trieste) Noncommutative Geometry and Applications pdf
9-13 may 16 Oslo and Akershus Univ. (Oslo) Quantum groups: geometry, representations, and beyond pdf
4-8 apr 16 Radboud Univ. (Nijmegen) Noncommutative geometry and gauge theories pdf
20-21 mar 16 Vietri sul Mare (Sa) Current Problems in Theoretical Physics pdf
5-10 oct 15 Würzburg Univ. From Poisson geometry to quantum fields on nc spacespdf
15-16 june 15 SISSA (Trieste) Quantum Groups in Noncommutative Geometry pdf
21 apr 15 Penn State Univ. Geometry and Physics seminars pdf
28-31 mar 15 Vietri sul Mare (Sa) Current Problems in Theoretical Physics pdf
27 nov 14 Besançon Workshop on Nc Geometry and Optimal Transport pdf
15-19 sept 14 HIM (Bonn) Nc geometry's interactions with mathematics pdf
26-28 aug 14 Univ. of Trieste K-homology of graph C*-algebras pdf
14-18 july 14 Marseille Frontiers of Fundamental Physics 14 pdf
21 may 14 Chiesa di San Marcellino (Napoli) Coltiviamo il futuro — 790 anni di saperi pdf
1-8 sept 13 Brasov (Romania) Noncommutative Geometry and Applications pdf
8-12 april 13 SISSA (Trieste) Quantum geometry and matter pdf
17-19 dec 12 Politecnico Milano Noncommutative Geometry and Applications to Physics pdf
12-15 july 11 Istanbul Algebraic and Homological Aspects of NcG pdf
14 apr 11
Univ. La Sapienza (Rome)
Noncommutative Spaces: a brief overview pdf
27 sep - 1 oct 10
CIRM (Marseille)
Quantum groups, free probability and non-commutative geometry pdf
6-10 sep 10 Caen Quantum groups and physics pdf
24 feb 10 LPT (Orsay) The spectral distance on the Moyal plane pdf
23-24 nov 09 Univ. of Luxembourg Workshop on Modern Geometry
6-12 sep 09
MFO (Oberwolfach)
Noncommutative Geometry pdf
31 aug - 5 sep 09 Vietri sul Mare (Sa) Noncommutative Geometry and Quantum Physics pdf
8-12 jun 09 Chengdu (China) Séminaire Itinérant Géométrie et Physique (GAP 7) pdf
16 jan 09 LMAM (Metz) Quantum Groups from Symplectic Symmetric Spaces
26 nov 08 SISSA (Trieste) NcG of Symplectic Symmetric Spaces
3-7 oct 08 Univ. La Sapienza (Rome) Mini-workshop on NcG and Quantum Field Theory
22-26 jul 08 Royal Flemish Acad. (Brussels) Noncommutative Structures in Mathematics and Physics (5ECM satellite conference) pdf
30 jun - 4 jul 08 Aspet (Pyrénées) Rencontre GDR Géométrie Non Commutative
18 mar 08 IMAPP (Nijmegen) From Univ. Deformation Formulae to Quantum Groups
29 nov 07 ULB (Brussels) Index formulas in NcG: an introduction
23-25 nov 07 Univ. La Sapienza (Rome) 1st French-Italian meeting on NcG
22-26 oct 07 SISSA (Trieste) Noncommutative Manifolds II pdf
2-8 sep 07
MFO (Oberwolfach)
Noncommutative Geometry pdf
26 feb 07 IM PAN (Warsaw) Quantum groups and twisted spectral triples
20-30 jun 06 SISSA (Trieste) Thematic program on NcG and Quantum Groups pdf
26 may 06 ESI (Vienna) Geometry of quantum spheres
10-13 apr 06 Vietri sul Mare (Sa) Problemi Attuali di Fisica Teorica
3-4 feb 06 Vietri sul Mare (Sa) Singolarità, Integrabilità, Simmetrie pdf


Conference organization

Conferences I (co)organized:


Conference videos


What will happen in 2016?

Conference announcements: NCG-OA & Co., NcG blog (right column: events), CMTP, EMS conferences, COST.


Pictures

Some conference pictures:

Oberwolfach (2007)

Oberwolfach (2007)

Oberwolfach (2007) Oberwolfach (2007)

Aspet (2008)

Aspet (2008)

Aspet (2008) Aspet (2008)

Chengdu (2009)

Chengdu (2009)

Chengdu (2009) Chengdu (2009)

Oberwolfach (2009)

Oberwolfach (2009)

Oberwolfach (2009) Oberwolfach (2009)

Vietri (2009)

Vietri (2009)

Vietri (2009) Vietri (2009)

Istanbul (2011)

Istanbul (2011)

Istanbul (2011) Istanbul (2011)

Scalea (2011)

Scalea (2011)

Scalea (2011) Scalea (2011)

Oberwolfach (2011)

Oberwolfach (2011)

Oberwolfach (2011) Oberwolfach (2011)

Rome13MQP (2013)

Rome13MQP (2013)

Rome13MQP (2013) Rome13MQP (2013)


Links

My supervisors: Ludwik Dabrowski & Giovanni Landi (Ph.D.), Giovanni Amelino-Camelia (BSc).
The official website of Alain Connes.
Some free books and lecture notes on noncommutative geometry:

  • A. Connes, "Noncommutative geometry" (1994) [pdf]
    G. Landi, "An Introduction to Noncommutative Spaces and their Geometry" (1997) [abs]
    M. Dubois-Violette, "Lectures on graded differential algebras and NcG" (1999) [abs]
    N. Higson & J. Roe (ed.), "Surveys of noncommutative geometry" (2000) [pdf]
    J.C. Varilly, "Hopf algebras in noncommutative geometry" (2001) [abs]
    M. Khalkhali, "Very Basic Noncommutative Geometry" (2004) [abs]
    M. Marcolli, "Lectures on Arithmetic Noncommutative Geometry" (2004) [abs]
    V. Ginzburg, "Lectures on Noncommutative Geometry" (2005) [abs]
    A. Connes & M. Marcolli, "A walk in the noncommutative garden" (2006) [abs]
    M. Khalkhali, "Lectures on Noncommutative Geometry" (2007) [abs]
    A. Connes & M. Marcolli, "NcG, Quantum Fields and Motives" (Preliminary version) [pdf]
    ...more on A. Connes website or on TOK on NcG webpage.

A selection of math/phys popularizing papers (some of them are in Italian):

  • C. Rovelli, "A dialog on quantum gravity" [abs, pdf]
    Yu. I. Manin, "Mathematical knowledge: internal, social and cultural aspects" [abs, pdf]
    G. Gallavotti, "I moti quasi periodici da Ipparco a Kolmogorov" [ps.gz] (English version [ps.gz])
    S. Antoci, "Quando la Fisica parlava tedesco" [ps.gz, html]
    V. Runde, "Why prove things?" [abs, pdf]
    A. Frova, "Musica, una passione matematica" [pdf]
    M. Flato, "Deformation view of physical theories" [doi]
    A. Zaccagnini, "Cryptographia ad usum Delphini" [pdf]
    F. Ciotti, "Introduzione all'intelligenza artificiale" [html: 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4; rtf.zip: 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4]
    A. Abbondandolo, "Dimostrazioni e confutazioni" [pdf]
    H. Cohn, "Projective Geometry over F1 and the Gaussian Binomial Coefficients" [pdf]
    S. Mertens, "Computational Complexity for Physicists" [pdf]

If you wonder how a muon telescope works, you may look at the page of the group "Muscopio 2001" (in Italian).


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