# Lecturers

## Roberto Benzi

**Roberto Benzi** is Full Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Roma Tor Vergata, where he teaches the courses of Geofluidodynamics, Physics of Dynamical Systems and Optimization and Statistical Mechanics.

His research activities concern Statistical Mechanics, Turbulence Theory, Dynamical Systems, Atmospheric Physics and Fluid Dynamics and he is a renowned international expert on Stochastic Resonance, Coherent Structures in Turbulence, Theory of Multiple Equilibria in atmospheric flows, Lattice Boltzmann Equation, Intermittency in Turbulence, Turbulent Drag Reduction due to Polymers and Complex Flows and Rheology.

## Alessandro Sarracino

**Alessandro Sarracino** is Assistant Professor of Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", where he teaches courses on Electromagnetism and Probability and Information for bachelor's degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering. His research activity concerns Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics and he is a renowned international expert on Generalized Fluctuation-Dissipation Relations, Granular Matter and Anomalous Transport.

## Franco Bagnoli

**Franco Bagnoli** is professor of theoretical matter physics at the University of Florence, where he teaches courses of general physics to electronic and information engineers, numerical methods for the first degree in physics and laboratory of computational physics for the master degree in physics. He also teaches communication of science and agent-based simulation methods to PhD students of several disciplines.

His research activities concern dynamics, statistics, synchronization and control of discrete systems (cellular automata), network theory, agent-based models for social simulations, models of cognitive systems.

He earns a PhD in theoretical physics in the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), is the coordinator of the INFN experiment PlexNet (complex networks) and the local coordinator of several Italian and European projects. He is also the president of the Caffè-Scienza association for the popularization of science and technology.

## Diego Garlaschelli

**Diego Garlaschelli** is Associate Professor at the IMT School of Advanced Studies Lucca (IT) and at the Lorentz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Leiden University (NL). He is Associate Fellow of the Saïd Business School, Oxford University (UK). He teaches courses in Complex Networks, Econophysics, and Complex Systems. Since 2011, he leads a research group with strongly interdisciplinary interests, including network theory, statistical physics, information theory, financial complexity, and graph theory.

## Andrea Puglisi

**Andrea Puglisi** is First Researcher at the Institute for Complex Systems (CNR) and also teaches regularly a Course of Stochastic Processes at the Physics Department of Sapienza University. His research activity concerns non-equilibrium statistical mechanics with applications to active matter and granular materials (including real experiments). He has published a book on the kinetic theory of Granular Matter in Transport and Fluctuations in Granular Fluids (Springer 2014).

## Luca Salasnich

**Luca Salasnich** is Professor of Condensed Matter Theory at the University of Padova, where he teaches courses on Structure of Matter and Advanced Quantum Mechanics for the MSc and the PhD in Physics.

His research activity concerns Bose-Einstein condensation with ultracold atoms, BCS-BEC crossover, and micro-macro approaches to superfluidity and superconductivity. He is a renowed international expert on dimensional reduction and solitons with the Gross-Pitaevskii equation.