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Francesco Ravanini

Associate Professor

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Academic discipline: FIS/02 Theoretical Physics, Mathematical Models and Methods

Curriculum vitae

 Personal data

  • Born in Novara (Italy), 1 february 1958, Italian cityzenship
  • Status: married, with 3 children
  • oct 1972 - jun 1977: Scientific High School "S.Lorenzo" - Novara
    Diploma got on 26 jul 1977 with score 60/60.
  • oct 1977 - nov 1981: M.Sc. in Physics: Torino University
    Thesis: The Inverse Scattering Method for the solution of nonlinear equations in Field Theory, discussed 19 nov 1981- Advisor: Prof. S.Sciuto - magna cum laude
  • dec 1981 - mar 1984: Specialization in Nuclear Physics: Torino University
    Thesis: The problem of Universality in asymptotically free lattice Field Theories, discussed 9 jul 1984 - Advisors: Prof. F.Gliozzi and S.Sciuto - magna cum laude
  • mar 1983 - oct 1986: Ph.D. in Physics: Torino University
    Thesis: Phase structures in lattice Field Theories, discussed 10 jun 1987
  • 1 nov 1986 - 31 oct 1988: Postdoctoral position at NORDITA, c/o Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen University, Denmark
  • 1 nov 1988 - 31 oct 2005: I.N.F.N. Researcher at the Bologna Section of I.N.F.N. (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) c/o Dept. of Physics, Bologna University, Italy
  • 1 nov 2005 - present: Associate Professor in Theoretical Physics at the Dept. of Physiscs of Bologna Univeristy
Long term visits to international Institutions
  • jan 1991 - feb 1992: Visiting fellow at Service de Physique Théorique, C.E.A. Saclay, Paris - France
  • feb 1995 - aug 1995: Visiting fellow at ENSLAPP (nowadays LAPTH), Annecy-le-Vieux - France
  • may 2009 - sep 2009: Senior visiting fellow at the Theory Group of DESY, Hamburg - Germany
Main Research interests
  • Conformal Field Theories
  • Bethe Ansatz and Quantum Inverse Scattering
  • Thermodynamic Bethe Ansatz
  • NLIE and Finite size effects in Integrable Theories
  • Entanglement Entropy in Conformal and Integrable Field Theories
  • Lattice Field Theories
Teaching activity
  • University of Bologna Ph.D. school in Physics: Lie Algebras for Physicists (1990-98)
  • University of Bologna Ph.D. school in Physics: Statistical and Conformal Field Theory (2005-2014)
  • University of Bologna, M.Sc. course in Astrophysics and Cosmology: Relativity (1 and 2) (2005-2016)
  • University of Bologna, M.Sc. course in Astrophysics and Cosmology: Field Theory (2) (2005-06)
  • University of Bologna, B. Sc. course in Astronomy: Fundamentals of Theoretical Physics (Quantum Mechanics) (2011-2016)
  • University of Bologna, M.Sc. course in Physics: Advanced Methods in Physics (Lie Groups and Algebras) (2013-14)
  • University of Bologna, M.Sc. course in Physics: Statistical Mechanics 2 (Statistical Field Theory) (2015-16)
  • University of Bologna, B.Sc. course in Physics: Complements of Mathematical Methods of Physics (2016-17)
Conference Organization
Responsibility or Research funds
  • Local Responsible of Iniziativa Specifica INFN (=national networked grant of INFN): TO12 (1988-2007), PI14 (2008), FI11(2009-2013)
  • Principal Coordinator of two International Grants of NATO:
  • Responsible of INFN-Bologna sub-node of the TMR European network (FP4) Integrability and non-perturbative effects in Quantum Field Theory (1996-2000)
  • Coordinator of the Italian node (Bologna - Firenze -Torino) of the European network EUCLID (FP5) Integrable models and applications: from strings to condensed matter (2002-2006)
  • Responsibile of the Italian part of an Italo-Spanish INFN-MICINN exchange Bologna - Santiago de Compostela (2008-2009)

Institutional activities

  • INFN Researcher elected Representative at the INFN Bologna Section Council and at the National Assembly of INFN Researchers' Representatives (Oct 2001 - Oct 2007)
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Bologna University (2015-18)
Other activities
  • Referee for international journals: Nuclear Physics B, Physical Review D, International Journal of Modern Physics A, Journal of Physics A, Physics Letters B, Journal of High Energy Physics, Journal of Statistical Mechanics, etc...
  • Seminar organizer at the Dept. of Physics and INFN Section of Bologna (1993-2000)

 Languages Italian (mother language) - English (fluent) - French (fluent)

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