Franco Dalfovo

Professore ordinario

Dipartimento di Fisica

Via Sommarive, 14 - 38123 Povo
tel. 0461 281565
franco.dalfovo[at]unitn [dot] it

1985-88: PhD in Physics, Università di Padova

1979-84: Laurea in Fisica, Università di Trento

Carriera accademica ed attività didattica

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.

Interessi di ricerca

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

Attività di ricerca

Bibliometrics (from ISI-WoS, citation report on January 2021):

Publications: 99

H-index:  34

Average citation per article: 82.66

Citations: 8183

Citations without self-citations: 7941

Appartenenza a società e comitati scientifici

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.

Convegni e conferenze

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).

Chairman of the International workshop on Quantum Mixtures (Trento, July 15-17, 2019).

Altre attività

From 2020: Director of the Physics Department, University of Trento.

2017-2020: Member of “Nucleo di Valutazione” of the University of Trento.

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

2010-2019: Head of Trento Unit of Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, INO-CNR BEC Center.

From 2007: Associate Editor of Physical Review A.

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

Reviewer for journals and funding agencies.