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I am a statistical physicist, i.e. a physicist who uses the framework of Statistical Physics to study the macroscopic properties of microscopic particles obeying to Boltzmann, Fermi-Dirac, Bose-Einstein, or the more specific anyonic statistics holding only in a two dimensional world.

I accomplish this bottom-up process either through analytical perturbative and non-perturbative tools and through Monte-Carlo simulations which are able to determine the exact numerical solution for the many-body equations underlying the microscopic physical system under study. I do this in the endless process of comparing theoretical results and predictions with Laboratory observations.

I am a Ph.D. from the Physics Department of the University of Trieste (Italy) and I worked in the Physics Departments of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA), of the University Ca' Foscari of Venice (Italy), and of the University of Stellenbosch (South-Africa).




The Janus Fluid
Of particular interest to me is the concept of fluid, a particular realization of a microscopic many-body system, allowing for the gas, the liquid, and the solid phases. Fluids can either be found spontaneously in Nature or can be engineered in a Laboratory. I recently wrote a short book on one particular fluid recently engineered in the Laboratory: "The Janus Fluid: A Theoretical Perspective". The anisotropic interaction between two particles of this fluid allows for the formation of unconventional self-assembly where the stable clusters: the micelles and the vesicles, are weakly interacting among themselves. And this is responsible for the stability of the vapor phase at higher densities at low temperatures.
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