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Stefano Liberati

Address: SISSA, Via Bonomea 265, 34136, Trieste, Italy.

Ph: +39 040 3787521;  e-mail:; Office: 507.

Present position

- Full Professor, SISSA, Trieste, Italy,

- Coordinator of the Astroparticle Physics Research Group/PhD in SISSA

  1. -Incarico di Ricerca INFN, Local coordinator of the QUAGRAP Research Initiative

  2. -Member of the steering committee of the International Society for General relativity and Gravitation. ISGRG.

  3. -Member of the steering committee of the Società Italiana di Relatività Generale e Fisica della Gravitazione. SIGRAV.

  4. -Member of the council of the International Society for Relativistic Quantum Information. ISRQI.

  5. -Member of the Administration Board of SISSA MediaLab (publisher JCAP and JHEP)


2015-Today: Full Professor, SISSA

2010-2015: Associate Professor, SISSA

2009-2010: Research Associate Professor, SISSA

2003-2009: Assistant Professor, SISSA.

2000-2003: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Gravity Theory Group, University of Maryland.


1995-2000   SISSA, Trieste, Italy, Ph.D. in Astrophysics. Supervisor Professor D.W. Sciama.

1997    Compulsory military service in the Italian Navy. Triest Port Control, Radio Operator.

1989-1995   M.Sc. with honors in Physics. University of Rome, “La Sapienza”.

1984-1989   High School: Liceo Scientifico Amedeo Avogadro, Roma, Italy. 60/60.

International recognition

Membership in International Academic Institutions:

  1. -  International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation (ISGRG) Membership

  2. -  Elected member in 2013 of the Committee of the ISGRG.

  3. - Appointed Co-Chairman of the GR20 (2013, Warsaw) parallel session D4: Quantum fields in curved space-time, semiclassical gravity, quantum gravity phenomenology, and analog models

  4. - FQXi, Honorary membership

  5. - Invited member of the evaluation committee Macro-FQXi grant competition 2010

  6. - Member of INFN with “Incarico di Ricerca”.

Awards and honors: 

Three “honorable mentions” for contributions to the
Gravity Essay Competition: years 2000, 2001, 2003
• Invited contributor to Annals of Physics (2003), Living Review of Relativity (2005),
Special Issue of IJMPD (2007), Annual review of particle physics (2009), Classical and Quantum gravity (2012).

  1. Second prize winner FQXi essay context year 2010 

• Fourth prize winner FQXi essay context  year 2009
• FQXI honorary membership as second prize winner of the essay competition.

Citations (2013):

More than 100 publications, with a total of 3973 citations; h-index = 32 (SLAC-SPIRES database). [1 Famous paper (250-499 citations), 7 Very well-known papers (100-249), 10 Well-known papers (50-99).].     SEE MY PUBLICATIONS ON SPIRES

My Professional Curriculum vitae in Brief

FULL CV: CV-Liberati.pdf