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Curriculum Vitae: Giulio Casati


Center for Complex systems, University of Insubria

Via Valleggio,11  22100 Como, Italy  


Phone:  +39-031-2386278      Fax:    +39-031-2386209




Education  and professional experience


1968                  Graduated in Physics at Milan University

1968-1971          Pos. Doc. At CCR Eurotom – Ispra

1971-1972          Research associate, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga

1973-1987          Associate professor at Milan University

1987-1998          Full professor of Theoretical Physics, Milan University

1993-1998          Dean of the Faculty of Sciences, Milan University

1988-2001          Vice Rector of University of Insubria

Since 1993        Director of the “Centre for Nonlinear and Complex Systems” – Como

Since 1980        Scientific Co-ordinator of the Centre for Scientific Culture “A. Volta”

Since 1998        Full professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Insubria – Como

Since 2002        Professor National University of Singapore



Scientific Interests



Classical and quantum chaos, nonlinear dynamics and complex systems, transport phenomena, quantum computing and quantum information processing.  Statistical physics, theoretical physics.



International Activities



  • Member of the Academia Europaea
  • Co-ordinator of the UE Networks on “Quantum Transport on  an Atomic Scale” “Effects of decoherence and imperfections for quantum information processing”.
  • Member Editorial board Phys Rev. E
  • Associate Editor of the Journal “Random Operators and Stochastic Equations”
  • Associate Editor of the International Journal “Chaos, Solitons and Fractals”
  • Member International Advisory Board of “Nonlinear Phenomena in Complex Systems”.
  • Member of the Executive Council of the European Science Foundation  (1986-1992)
  • Member of the International Commission  C3 of the IUPAP (1992-1999)



1991: Italian Prize for Physics "F. Somaini"            


2008:               Enrico Fermi Prize


2010:               Luigi Tartufari Prize






  • Over  240 papers on  scientific international journals (see below).


“ Principles of Quantum Information and Computations”, World Scientific Publishing.

Vol. I   (2004)

Vol. II   (2007)

Physics Course for  Scientific High School  (Ghisetti e Corvi Editors) Vol.  I, II, III

Physics Course for Classical High School  (Ghisetti e Corvi Editors). Vol.   I, II


Editor /Co-editor of the following volumes:

  • “Stochastic Behaviour in Classical and Quantum Hamiltonian Systems” Lectures Notes in Physics vol. 93 Springer Verlag  (1979)

  • "Chaotic Behaviour in Quantum Dynamics” Plenum Press NATO ASI Series B vol. 120 (1985)

  • “ Quantum Chaos and Physics of Structure and Complexity” Physica Scripta vol. RS 9 (1987)

  • “Stochastic Processes, Physics and Geometry” World Scientific (1990)

  • “Chaos, Order and Patterns: aspects of nonlinearity” Plenum Press (1991)

  • “Quantum Chaos” World Scientific (1991)

  • “Quantum Chaos“ Proceedings of the International School of Physics “Enrico Fermi”, North Holland (1991)

  • “Quantum Chaos: between order and disorder” Cambridge University Press (1995)

  • “Quantum Chaos and Mesoscopic Systems”Nonlinear Science E, Series B, vol. 7 -  World Scientific (1995)

  • “Chaos, Order and Patterns: aspects of nonlinearity” Physica D86 n° 182, North-Holland  (1995)

  • “International Journal of Modern Physics B”  Advances in Quantum Field Theory and Statistical Mechanics: 2nd Italian - Russian Collaboration , vol. 11 n. 26 & 27  World Scientific (October 30, 1997)

  • “New Directions in Quantum Chaos” Proceedings of the International School of Physics “Enrico Fermi” North Holland (2000)

  • “Complexity: A unifying direction in science”, special volume of the international journal of bifurcations and chaos. World Scientific, (2005).

  • “Quantum Computers, Algorithms and Chaos” Proceedings of the International School of Physics “Enrico Fermi”, Italian Physical Society (2006)

  • “Complex Phenomena in Nanoscale Systems” NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme. Springer (2009).



Main scientific contributions:

Discovery of quantum dynamical localization phenomenon.

Relevance of chaos in quantum mechanics. Quantum limitations of chaotic excitation of hydrogen atom in monochromatic fields.

Connections between quantization of non integrable systems and the statistical theory of spectra.

Scaling behaviour of localization in quantum chaos.

Efficient quantum computing of complex dynamics.

Validity of Fourier law in one-dimensional many body classical system.

Discovery of the thermal rectifier 

Discovery of the thermal transistor.





- Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Physics ‑ Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985

-New York University, Physics Department ‑ Stony Brook, New York,  USA, 1975
-Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences ‑ New York, USA, 1975

USSR Academy of Sciences, Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk, USSR 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991,1992

-Moscow State University, Physics Department, Moscow, USSR, 1976,1979, 1980, 1981, 1984


-Steklov Mathematical Institute, Moscow, USSR, 1977

-Landau Institute of Theoretical Physics, Moscow, USSR, 1979, 1983

-Clarkson College, Mathematical Dept., Potsdam, New York, USA, 1979

-University of California, Physics Department, Berkeley, CA, USA, 1982, 1989

-Caltech, Chemical Department, Pasadena, CA, USA, 1982

-Centre for Non linear Dynamics, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA, 1982 

-Institut de Physique Nucléaire, Orsay, Francia, 1984 

-Columbia University, Chemical Department, New York, USA, 1984

-Maryland University, Physics Department, Washington, D.C., USA, 1984


-Universität Essen, Physics Department, Essen, Germania, 1985, 1990


-Waseda University, Physics Department, Tokyo, 1987, 1992, 2001, 2002,      2008,2009


-Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro,de Fisica, Rio de Janeiro, Brasile,1989


-University of California, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara, California, USA, 1989,1993, 1996, 2001


-Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Physics, Boston, Massachusetts, USA , 1993


-Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Theoretical Physics Division, Bombay, India, 1993


-Lubljana University, physics department, Lubjana, Slovenia, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009


-Université P. Sabatier, Toulouse, Francia , 1994, 2000


-Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgio , 1995


-University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 1996, 1997


-Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, 1996, 2006


-Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, Gran Bretagna, 1997


-Universidad Nacional de Mexico, Cuernavaca, Messico, 1998, 1999

-Asia-pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics, Pohang, South Korea, 2004.

-Korea Institute of Advanced Study, Seoul, 2006

-Institute H. Poincare, Paris, 2005, 2007

-National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010



Organizer of the following schools and conferences :



  • First International Conference on “Stochastic behaviour in classical and quantum Hamiltonian systems”, Como , june 1997


  • International Conference on “Chaotic Behaviour in Quantum Dynamics”, Como june 1993


  • International Conference on “Stochastic Processes in Classical and Quantum Systems”, Ascona, Svizzera june,1985 

  • International Conference on “Fundamental Aspects of Quantum Theory”, Como september 1985


  • International Conference on “Quantum Chaos and Statistical Nuclear Physics”,Cuernavaca, Mexico january, 1986


  • Adriatico Research Conference on “Quantum Chaos”, Trieste june 19866


  • Conferenza Internazionale su “Quantum Chaos”, Como september 1986


  • Soviet‑Italian Symposium on “Statistical Mechanics”, Como, june 1987


  • International Conference on “Differential Geometric Methods in Theoretical Physics”, Como, august 1987


  • International Conference on “Stochastic Processes, Physics and Geometry”, Ascona, Svizzera july 1988



  •  Adriatico Research Conference on “Quantum Chaos”, Trieste june 1990


  • NATO Advanced Research Institute on “Chaos, Order and Patterns: Aspects of Nonlinearity”, Como july 1990


  •   Symposium on “Order and Chaos in Physics and Biology”, EPS‑8 General


  •  Conference of the European Physical Society, Amsterdam, Olanda September 1990


  • International School of Physics Enrico Fermi ‑ Course on “Quantum Chaos”,Varenna, Como, july 1991


  • European Science Foundation Workshop su “Classical Mechanical Methods in Quantum Mechanics”, Como may 1993


  • Euroconferenza su “Chaos: towards the next century”, Como , july 1993


  • NATO Advanced Study Institute Conference on "Chaos, Order and Patterns: aspects of nonlinearity ‑ The Gran Finale”, Como September 1993


  • "Euroconference on “Chaos: towards the next century”, Como, june 1995



  •  Workshop on “New Directions in Quantum Chaos”, International School of Physics “Enrico Fermi”, Varenna, Italia july 2000


  • "Dynamics Days”, Villa Olmo, Como june 2000

  • "Quantum Computers and Quantum Chaos”, Villa Olmo – Como june 2001


  •  “Quantum Chaos: Theory and Applications”, Villa Olmo – Como, june 2003                       



  • “Dynamics days, Asia- Pacific”  Singapore, june 2004



  • Quantum Computers, Algorithms and Chaos International School Of Physics "Enrico Fermi" Villa Monastero Varenna , Lake Como,  july  2005


  • Workshop and noise and instabilities in Quantum Mechanics, Trieste, ICTP, October 2005



  • The First International Workshop onTransmission of Information and Energy in Nonlinear & Complex Systems (TIENCS)”National University of Singapore, Singapore,  2006


  • Problemi Attuali di Fisica Teorica: Meccanica Quantistica e Computazione Quantistica, Vietri sul mare, Italy, 2007


  • Statistical Physics Out of Equilibrium , Institute Henry Poincare’, research workshop, Paris, Sept - Dec 1 2007


  • Recent Advances in Nonlinear Dynamics and Complex Systems Physics",  NATO advanced research workshop,  8 Tashkent, Uzbeksitan , 2008


  • New trends in nonlinear dynamics: heat control and thermoelectric efficiency, E. Maiorana center, Erice, Sicily.


  • Advanced study group 2010: Quantum Thermodynamics of finite systems, Max Planck Institute for complex systems, Dresden, 1 june-30 september 2010.




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