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Stefano Ruffo

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Poste actuel :

Professeur - Università di Firenze, Italie & École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Laboratoire de Physique Ruffo

Domaine de recherche :

Dynamique non linéaire et physique statistique : dynamique hamiltonienne ; automates cellulaires ; chaos spatio-temporel ; interactions à longue portée

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Cours enseignés

Théorie cinétique et applications (M2)


Stefano RUFFO, born in 1954, got the "Laurea" in Physics from Florence University (Italy) in 1977. Before obtaining his permanent position as an assistant professor at Pisa University (1981), he got a fellowship from the National Institute of Nuclear Physics in Pisa (1978-1981). From 1987 to 1991 he has been an associate professor in condensed matter physics at the University of Basilicata. He moved to the Faculty of Engineering, University of Florence, in 1991. In 2011 he became full professor. His main fields of research are nonlinear dynamics and statistical physics, specifically: hamiltonian dynamics; cellular automata; coupled map lattices and space-time chaos; long-range interactions. He has studied applications of physics to biology: immune system modeling, DNA models. He has published about 140 papers in international refereed journals. He has been an advisor of numerous master and PhD Thesis in Italian and foreign Universities. He has visited several foreign institution: Oxford University (UK), CPT-CNRS Marseille (FR), ENS de Lyon (FR), Berkeley University (USA), Kyoto University (JP). He is a member of the Italian Physical Society and a referee a several international journals. He is an editor of Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulations (Elsevier) and an associate editor of Physica A (Elsevier). He is the chairman of the C3 (Statistical Physics) commission of the IUPAP for the term 2011-13. He is Weston visiting professor at the Weizmann Insitute of Science (2010-11) and Chaire d'Excellence at ENS de Lyon (2011-12).