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Roberto Casadio

Associate Professor

Department of Physics and Astronomy "Augusto Righi"

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

Curriculum vitae

POSITIONS AND INSTITUTIONS

4 Sep 2017 - Present: Associate Professor of Theoretical Physics of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Bologna. 

1 Nov 2002 - 3 Sep 2017: Assistant Professor (tenured position since 2005) of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Bologna, with National Scientific Abilitation for Full Professorship in Theoretical Physics of Fundamental Interactions awarded on 8 Jan 2014; and associated with a research assignment to the Group of Theoretical Physics of the I.N.F.N., Sezione di Bologna.

12 Mar 2020 - 11 Mar 2023: Coordinator of the Bologna INFN Theory Group.

1 Jan 2014 - 11 Mar 2020: National coordinator of the INFN-FLAG collaboration.

1 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2013: National coordinator of the INFN-BO11 collaboration.

Jul 1999 - Oct 2002: post-doctoral researcher with a fellowship (assegno di ricerca) of the University of Bologna.

Jul 1997 - Jun 1999: post-doctoral researcher with a fellowship of the University of Bologna obtained as winner of a competition (oral examination and papers evaluation).

Jan - Jun 1996-97: associated to the Group of Theoretical Physics of the University of Alabama, collaborating with Prof. B. Harms.

FIELDS OF INTEREST:
Semiclassical and quantum aspects of gravitational collapse, cosmology and black holes; quantum theories of gravity.

GRANTS and NETWORKS

1 Jan - 31 Dec 2022: PI of RFO2010, 2015/16-2019.

2017 - 2019: member of WG1 and WG2 of the COST Action Cantata

2017 - present: member of INdAM and GNFM

2014 - present: member of SIGRAV and ISGRG

2010 - 2014: member of WG1 of the COST Action MP0905 "Black holes in a violent universe"

1998-2000: NATO Collaborative Research Grant CRG 973052.

Expert evaluator for REPRISE (Italy), Estonian Research Council, UEFISCDI (Romania).


REFEREE

2018-2019: Outstanding referee for Classical and Quantum Gravity

2017: Outstanding referee for Physics Letters B

2019 - present: editor for Universe

BOOKS

J. Ovalle, R. Casadio, Beyond Einstein gravity: the MGD approach in the BW, Springer (2020)

Contributor in "Quantum aspects of Black Holes", ed. X. Calmet (Springer, 2014)
and the Dictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics and Astronomy, R. Matzner editor, CRC Press (2001)

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

A.Y. 2019/20-2020/21: "Physics" (module 1) for undergraduate students in Mathematics.

A.Y. 2019/20-2020/21: "Quantum cosmology" for master students in Physics.

A.Y. 2016/17-2018/19: "Relativity Theory" for master students in Astrophysics.

A.Y. 2018/19-2020/21: "Elements of General Relativity Theory" for undergraduate in Physics.

A.Y. 2010/11-2017/18: "Elements of Relativity Theory" for undergraduate in Physics.

A.Y. 2015/16, 2017/18-2019/20: "Complements of Mathematical Methods" for undergraduate in Physics.

A.Y. 2014-15: "Quantum physics and gravity" for the Ph.D. school in Physics of the University of Bologna.

A.Y. 2007/08-2014/15: "Quantum field theory in curved space-time" for the Ph.D. school in Physics of the University of Bologna.

A.Y. 2002/03 - 2006/07: teaching assistant for the courses Quantum Mechanics I and II, Statistical Mechanics, Relativity I and II, for undergraduate students at the Department of Physics of the University of Bologna.

Fall term 2000: Introductory mini-course on Renormalization Group for graduate students (8 hours) at the Department of Physics of the University of Bologna.

Spring semester 1996 and 1997: teaching assistant at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

Students

PhD: Alessio Orlandi (2012), Andrea Giugno (2016), Andrea Giusti (2018), Michele Lenzi (2021).

MS: about 15

BS: about 50

EDUCATION

Ph.D. degree (3-year course):
15 Oct 1996: succesful Ph.D. thesis defense with a national examining committee at the Department of Physics of the University of Bologna.
Ph.D. thesis: Aspetti quantistici nella fisica dei buchi neri (Quantum aspects in the Physics of black holes)

University degree (4-year course):
21 Jul 1992, in Physics, at the University of Bologna, Italy (mark: 110/110 cum laude).
Laurea thesis: Fase geometrica e fluttuazioni per un sistema gravità -materia (Geometric phase and fluctuations in a matter-gravity system)