Giuseppe Mussardo


Giuseppe Mussardo is Full Professor of Theoretical Physics at SISSA, where he belongs to the research activities of the Statistical Physics Group and the associated PhD. He is also research fellow of INFN and member of the Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics Group at the Abdus Salam Centre of Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste.

Chairman of QICFT (Quantum Integrability, Conformal Field Theory and Topological Quantum Computation), an IRSES grant which brings in close contact leading groups in Europe with those in the USA, South America and China.

Former Chairman of INSTANS, the European network of ESF on interdisciplinary statistical and field theory research on low-dimensional quantum systems.

Scientific Director of Journal of Statistical Mechanics. Theory and Experiments (JSTAT).

He is also interested in history of science and in creating more public awareness about it. Author of several articles on history of science and speaker of public lectures. Author of the documentary movies Maksimovic. The Story of Bruno Pontecorvo (2013)Abdus Salam. The dream of symmetry (2011)Boltzmann. The genius of disorder (2006)  and  Chandra. The journey of a star (2009). He has been awarded the 2013 Prize of Societa’ Italiana di Fisica for Science Dissemination.

Prof. Giuseppe Mussardo

Coordinator Statistical Physics Group

Director of Laboratorio Interdisciplinare Scienze Naturali e Umanistiche

SISSA, Via Bonomea 265

34100 Trieste (Italy)

tel: (+39) 040 3787 411

fax: (+39) 040 3787 528

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