About me
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 predoctoral fellow. From november 2007 to november 2009 I was a postdoctoral researcher in mathematics at the Catholic University of Louvain (LouvainLaNeuve, Belgium). In january 2010 I was hired as a postdoc researcher in SISSA, Trieste. In march 2010 I got a postdoctoral fellowship ("assegno di ricerca") from the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", a IRCSET/EMPOWER grant (Government of Ireland Postdoctoral 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: cvenglishpdf (last update in 2013), cvitalianpdf (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: pubenglishpdf, pubitalianpdf (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, 20052007). Sooner or later, they
could be completed...
For informations about undergraduate courses,
here is my webpage
at the University of Naples "Federico II".
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  

711 apr 17  Vietri sul Mare (Sa)  Current Problems in Theoretical Physics  
1317 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  
913 may 16  Oslo and Akershus Univ. (Oslo)  Quantum groups: geometry, representations, and beyond  
48 apr 16  Radboud Univ. (Nijmegen)  Noncommutative geometry and gauge theories  
2021 mar 16  Vietri sul Mare (Sa)  Current Problems in Theoretical Physics  
510 oct 15  Würzburg Univ.  From Poisson geometry to quantum fields on nc spaces  
1516 june 15  SISSA (Trieste)  Quantum Groups in Noncommutative Geometry  
21 apr 15  Penn State Univ.  Geometry and Physics seminars  
2831 mar 15  Vietri sul Mare (Sa)  Current Problems in Theoretical Physics  
27 nov 14  Besançon  Workshop on Nc Geometry and Optimal Transport  
1519 sept 14  HIM (Bonn)  Nc geometry's interactions with mathematics  
2628 aug 14  Univ. of Trieste  Khomology of graph C*algebras  
1418 july 14  Marseille  Frontiers of Fundamental Physics 14  
21 may 14  Chiesa di San Marcellino (Napoli)  Coltiviamo il futuro — 790 anni di saperi  
18 sept 13  Brasov (Romania)  Noncommutative Geometry and Applications  
812 april 13  SISSA (Trieste)  Quantum geometry and matter  
1719 dec 12  Politecnico Milano  Noncommutative Geometry and Applications to Physics  
1215 july 11  Istanbul  Algebraic and Homological Aspects of NcG  
14 apr 11 
Univ. La Sapienza (Rome) 
Noncommutative Spaces: a brief overview  
27 sep  1 oct 10 
CIRM (Marseille) 
Quantum groups, free probability and noncommutative geometry  
610 sep 10  Caen  Quantum groups and physics  
24 feb 10  LPT (Orsay)  The spectral distance on the Moyal plane  
2324 nov 09  Univ. of Luxembourg  Workshop on Modern Geometry  
612 sep 09 
MFO (Oberwolfach) 
Noncommutative Geometry  
31 aug  5 sep 09  Vietri sul Mare (Sa)  Noncommutative Geometry and Quantum Physics  
812 jun 09  Chengdu (China)  Séminaire Itinérant Géométrie et Physique (GAP 7)  
16 jan 09  LMAM (Metz)  Quantum Groups from Symplectic Symmetric Spaces  
26 nov 08  SISSA (Trieste)  NcG of Symplectic Symmetric Spaces  
37 oct 08  Univ. La Sapienza (Rome)  Miniworkshop on NcG and Quantum Field Theory  
2226 jul 08  Royal Flemish Acad. (Brussels)  Noncommutative Structures in Mathematics and Physics (5ECM satellite conference)  
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  
2325 nov 07  Univ. La Sapienza (Rome)  1st FrenchItalian meeting on NcG  
2226 oct 07  SISSA (Trieste)  Noncommutative Manifolds II  
28 sep 07 
MFO (Oberwolfach) 
Noncommutative Geometry  
26 feb 07  IM PAN (Warsaw)  Quantum groups and twisted spectral triples  
2030 jun 06  SISSA (Trieste)  Thematic program on NcG and Quantum Groups  
26 may 06  ESI (Vienna)  Geometry of quantum spheres  
1013 apr 06  Vietri sul Mare (Sa)  Problemi Attuali di Fisica Teorica  
34 feb 06  Vietri sul Mare (Sa)  Singolarità, Integrabilità, Simmetrie 
Conference organization
Conferences I (co)organized:
 Incontri di geometria noncommutativa  A Neapolitan Workshop on NcG (Naples Univ, 20  22 sep 2012).
 Noncommutative geometry and mathematical physics (Scalea, Italy, 16  20 june 2014).
 Noncommutative geometry and higher structures (Sapienza Univ., Rome, 31 aug  4 sep 2015).
 Noncommutative geometry and higher structures (Università di Perugia, 25  29 july 2016).
Conference videos
 Noncommutative geometry and gauge theories (Radboud University Nijmegen, 4  8 april).
What will happen in 2016?
 Noncommutative geometry the next generation (IMPAN, Warsaw, 1 sept  30 nov).
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Conference announcements: NCGOA & Co., NcG blog (right column: events), CMTP, EMS conferences, COST.
Pictures
Some conference pictures:
Links
My
supervisors: Ludwik
Dabrowski
& Giovanni
Landi (Ph.D.),
Giovanni
AmelinoCamelia
(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. DuboisViolette, "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).