Visiting Professor of Mathematics
Education: PhD International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste
Research Areas: mathematical physics, statistical mechanics
Pierluigi Contucci holds a PhD in Mathematics and an MS in Mathematical Physics from the International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, and a Laurea in physics from University La Sapienza, Rome. He has taught and done scientific research at Princeton University and University of California. He has been Visiting Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology and at New York University (Shanghai). His research interests are in Mathematical Physics, Statistical Mechanics, and applications.
His books include Perspectives on Spin Glasses (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and Probabilità Elementare, Teoria ed Esperimenti (Zanichelli, 2008). His work has appeared in Nature Scientific Reports, Communications in Mathematical Physics, Journal of Statistical Physics, Annales Henri Poincare, Physical Review Letters.
He also writes on scientific debates of public interest in newspaper like Il Sole 24 Ore and magazines like Il Mulino and Vanity Fair. Contucci is a member of the Istituto Cattaneo, Bologna. In 2000 he received the Schloessman Award from the Max Planck Society. From 2016 he is a member of the Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna.