Doctor of Philosophy (University of Warwick, Coventry, GB)
Thesis Supervisors: Dr. Paul Chleboun, Dr. Stefan Großkinsky
Examiners: (Internal) Prof. Oleg Zaboronski, (External) Prof. Cristian Giardinà
Title: Large Scale Dynamics and Fluctuations in Non-Equilibrium Stochastic Particle Systems
Description: Considering the Zero-Range Process under four different kinds of jump rates and the Inclusion Process, current fluctuations of these models have been studied from different point of views. For what regards the ring geometry, large deviations of the current have been analyzed from a macroscopic perspective within the framework of the Jensen-Varadhan functional as well as the Macroscopic Fluctuation Theory. For the open boundaries case, that is when the system is contact with particle reservoirs, microscopic techniques stemming from a quantum approach to stochastic processes have been used. All theoretical results are supported by numerical simulation performed using the Cloning Algorithm.
Laurea Magistrale, Master of Science ("Sapienza" University, Rome, IT)
Subject: Theoretical Physics
Thesis Supervisors: Dr. Adriano Barra, Prof. Francesco Guerra, Dr. Daniele Tantari
Title: Statistical Mechanics of Bipartite Systems
Description: The free energy of a spin model consisting of all the possible interactions (self and reciprocal) of dichotomic and gaussian distributed variables has been solved using analytical interpolation techniques. The solution is obtained both for ferromagnetic and disordered interactions (at least at the replica symmetric level). Moreover, fluctuations of the order parameters are given as a system of differential equations. The main result in both cases, consists of a balanced situation between the weights of the two groups of variables resulting in a line of minimums for the free energy.
Title: X-Rays absorption and determining of positioning of adsorbed molecules
Description: Taking as reference the NEXAFS spectroscopy technique, calculation of the transition probability of an electron of an adsorbed molecule in function of the inclination angle respect to the adsorbing surface, has been performed. Moreover typically used experimental NEXAFS tricks have been quantitavely analyzed.
Diploma di Liceo Scientifico, Science Oriented High School (Jesuit Institute M. Massimo, Rome, IT)
Dissertation Title: "Symmetry and Asymmetry: a dialectical approach to reality"
Project Title: Optimisation problems over signed graphs.
Teaching Assistant, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
Description: Computational laboratory sessions for Big Data analysis.
Detailed Duties: Assisting students with issues related to R programming language and assignment questions.
Teaching Assistant, Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick
Description: Practical sessions in the area of Stochastic Processes and Networks.
Detailed Duties: Assisting the lecturer with Matlab codes and visualizations.
Teaching Assistant, Economics Department, University of Warwick
Description: Practical sessions in the area of Mathematics and Statistics.
Detailed Duties: Marking and lecturing to three classes per module of 15-20 people each.
EverySpace Magazine, Author and Contributor, (ISSUU page)
Description: It’s an italian free and online magazine adressed to high school students in order to spread technological and scientific issues regarding engineering and space fields. From october 2012 an English version is available.
Detailed Duties: Writing articles, developing advertising strategies, providing new ideas to improve the magazine itself.