Long courses

Diego Garlaschelli

Diego Garlaschelli is Associate Professor at the IMT School of Advanced Studies Lucca (IT) and at the Lorentz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Leiden University (NL). He is Associate Fellow of the Saïd Business School, Oxford University (UK). He teaches courses in Complex Networks, Econophysics, and Complex Systems. Since 2011, he leads a research group with strong interdisciplinary interests, including network theory, statistical physics, information theory, financial complexity, and graph theory.

Francesco Ginelli

Francesco Ginelli holds a PhD in theoretical Physics from the University of Florence (Italy) and graduated in Physics at the University of Milan (Italy). Since September 1st 2019 he is Associate Professor in theoretical physics at the University of Insubria, Dipartimento di Scienza ed Alta Tecnologia, in Como, Italy. His research activity is focused on non-equilibrium statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics, with a particular interest in collective phenomena and active matter systems.

Short courses

Andrea Gambassi

Andrea Gambassi is Professor of Theoretical Physics and Director of the Interdisciplinary Lab for Advanced Studies at SISSA. After receiving his PhD in 2003 from the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy, he spent six years as research associate at the Max-Planck Institut für Metallforschung in Stuttgart, Germany. His field of research is statistical physics, fluctuation-induced and non-equilibrium phenomena both in classical and quantum physics. He has also been coordinator of the “Physics” course at the Master in Science Communication at SISSA as well as an active organiser of a number of seminars on the relationship between science and literature, history and society in general.

Enrico Maria Malatesta

Enrico Maria Malatesta is assistant professor in Physics at Bocconi University. He graduated in theoretical physics at Sapienza University of Rome under the supervision of Giorgio Parisi in 2015. He then got a PhD in physics at University of Milan in 2018, under joint supervision of Sergio Caracciolo and Giorgio Parisi. From 2018 to 2021 he was a post doc in the artificial intelligence lab in Bocconi University. He is mainly interested in the statistical physics of disordered systems (i.e. spin glasses) and their interdisciplinary applications, ranging from constrained optimization problems, to machine learning and high dimensional statistics. 

Rosario Nunzio Mantegna

Rosario Nunzio Mantegna is Applied Physics professor at Palermo University, Palermo, Italy, and member of the External Faculty of the Complexity Science Hub Vienna. He graduated in Physics at Palermo University got a  PhD in Physics at the same University. He was postdoc at the Max-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Munich where he did experiments on quantum chaos and at Boston University where he worked on complex systems under the mentorship of Gene Stanley. His research concerns interdisciplinary applications of statistical physics. He contributed to the analysis and modeling of social and economic systems with tools and concepts of statistical physics as early as 1990 by writing what is considered the first paper of econophysics. In 1995 he published the first Nature paper on econophysics together with Gene Stanley and in 1999 he co-authored the first book on Econophysics.

Paolo Politi

Paolo Politi  is Senior scientist of the italian National Research Council at the Institute for Complex Systems in Florence. He received his Ph.D. in 1995 at the University of Florence, then he got two postdoc positions in Grenoble, France (as a Marie Curie Fellow) and in Essen, Germany (as a von Humboldt Fellow). He has been teaching nonequilibrium statistical physics for several years and he is coauthor of the book Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics - A modern perspective (2017, Cambridge University Press).