Full Professor
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Scientific sector (SSD)
Website (personal record)
Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems
Where: Campus scientifico via Torino (edificio Alfa)
Room: office 513 (Alfa building, 5th floor)
European Center for Living Technology (ECLT)
Where: Ca' Bottacin
Research Institute
Research Institute for Complexity
1985 Maturità classica, Liceo "Luciano Manara" Roma
1992 Laurea in Fisica, Università "Sapienza" Roma
1994 MPhil in Condensed Matter Theory, SISSA, Trieste
1996 PhD in Condensed Matter Theory, SISSA, Trieste
1997 Postdoc Dep.Physics/School of Biological Science, University of Manchester UK
1998 Postdoc Theory of Condensed Matter, Cavendish Lab, University of Cambridge UK
1999-2007     Ricercatore INFM Centre for Statistical Mechanics Sapienza
2007-2012     Primo Ricercatore Istituto Sistemi Complessi, CNR Roma
2012-2014     Professore Associato IMT Alti Studi Lucca
2014-2020     Professore Ordinario IMT Alti Studi Lucca
2020- Professore Ordinario Ca'Foscari


From 2018 to 2021 I have been president of the Society of Complex Systems

In 2019 with other colleagues we founded the Italian Society of Statistical Physics, a discipline in which I study applications to Network theory. Indeed, complex networks can give a quantitative description of many systems in which so far such a description has been impossible and in particular, they can help to manage large amounts of data. Thanks to these characteristics, although their development is a part of contemporary statistical physics, their applications are often interdisciplinary. These studies are part of a larger discipline known as complex systems theory. On these studies, I have published about 200 articles in international journals and three books (as of 2020).

In 2020 I was elected a member of the American Physical Society (APS Fellowship) "For major contributions to understanding the disorder effects in self-similar phenomena, particularly in real scale-free networks and in theoretical models"

In 2020 I became member of Academia Europaea.

More information is available on my personal website