Born in Rome, 4/8/1948. He graduated in Rome in 1970, under the the supervision of N. Cabibbo. He has worked as a researcher at the Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati from 1971 to 1981. In this period he has been on leave of absence from Frascati at the Columbia University (1973-1974), at the Institute des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques (IHES) (1976-1977) and at the Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris (1977-1978).
He became full professor at Rome University in 1981. From 1981 to 1992 full professor of Theoretical Physics at Tor Vergata University. He is now professor of Quantum Theories at the University of Rome I, La Sapienza. He received the Feltrinelli Prize for physics from the Academia dei Lincei in 1986, the Boltzmann Medal in 1992, the Italgas Prize in 1993, the Dirac Medal and Prize in 1999. In 1992 fellow of the Accademia dei Lincei; also fellow of the French Academy from 1993 and of the Accademia dei Quaranta from 2000.
He is (or he has been) member of the scientific committees of the IHES, of the Ecole Normale Superieure, of the Scuola Normale, of the Human Frontiers Science Program Organization, of scientific committee of the INFM and of the French National Research Panel and head of the Italian delegation at the IUPAP.
He has written about 350 scientific publications on reviews and about 50 contributions to congresses or schools. His main activity has been in the field of elementary particles, theory of phase transitions and statistical mechanics, mathematical physics and string theory,disorded systems (spin glasses and complex systems), neural networks, theoretical immunology, computers and very large scale simulations of QCD, non equilibrium statistical physics.
He has also written three books: Statistical Field Theory, (Addison Wesley, New York, 1988), Spin glass theory and beyond (Word Scientific, Singapore, 1988), in collaboration with M. Mezard and M. A. Virasoro and Field Theory, Disorder and Simulations (Word Scientific, Singapore, 1992).
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