1985-88: PhD in Physics, Università di Padova

1979-84: Laurea in Fisica, Università di Trento

Academic career and teaching activities

Employment history:

From 2005: Full professor of Physics of Matter, Physics Department, University of Trento

1999 – 2004: Associate professor, Faculty of Science, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Brescia

1990 – 1999: Assistant professor, Faculty of Science, Università di Trento

1988 – 1989: Postdoc fellow, Institut de Physique Nucleaire, Orsay,  and Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble


Courses in: General Physics (Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Electromagnetism), Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Physics, Superfluidity. MSc and PhD Seminars in: Atomic Physics, History of Science and Epistemology, Theory of trapped Bose-Einstein condensates.

Research interests

Theory of quantum gases, liquids and solids; superfluidity and coherence; Bose-Einstein condensation; quantized vortices; quantum mixtures; solitons; helium nanodroplets; Fermi gases.

Research work

Bibliometrics (from ISI-WoS, citation report on February 2018):

Publications: 95

H-index:  33

Average citation per article: 75.72

Citations: 7193

Citations without self-citations: 6971

Memberships in societies and scientific committees

2006-2015: member of the editorial board of Journal of Low Temperature Physics.

2006: member of the editorial board of Physical Review A.

2003-2009: member of the Steering Committee of the International Symposium on Quantum Fluids and Solids.

From 2005: associate to CNR – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche.

1995-2004: associate to Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia.

1986-1996: associate to Istituto Italiano di Fisica Nucleare.

Conferences and lectures

1995-2007:  main organizer of the national annual meeting "Fisica Teorica e Struttura della Materia" and member of the scientific committee.

Member of the organizing committee of:  Workshop on "Clusters of Quantum Fluids" (Trento, June 1989); International Workshop on "Bose-Einstein Condensation" (Levico Terme, June 1993); Workshop on "Rotating Bose-Einstein condensates" (Trento, June 2000); Workshop on "The Physics of Quantum Fluid Clusters" (ECT*, Trento, Sept 2002).

Chairman of the International Symposium on Quantum Fluids and Solids - QFS2004 (Trento, July 2004).

Chairman of the 2017 Annual Meeting of INO-CNR (Trento, February 2017).

Other work

From 2017: Member of “Nucleo di Valutazione” of the University of Trento.

2013-2017: Chairman of the Recruitment and Promotion Committee of the University of Trento.

From 2010: Head of Trento Unit of Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, INO-CNR BEC Center.

From 2007: Associate Editor of Physical Review A (handling editor of about 350-400 manuscripts/year).

2005-08: Director of the Physics Department, University of Trento.

Reviewer for journals and funding agencies.