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Contact information:

Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi and INFN

via Celoria 16, 20133 MILANO (Italy)

tel.: +39-02-50317-241
fax: +39-02-50317-487

e-mail: colo@mi.infn.it

"(...) Yes, the fight
Against the false and the unfair
Was always worth it. So was gardening. Civilise."
W.H. Auden, Voltaire at Ferney

"Wherever goodness lay, it did not lie in ritual, unthinking obeisance before a deity but rather, perhaps, in the slow, clumsy, error-strewn working out of an individual or collective path."
S. Rushdie, The Enchantress of Florence

"Hoch die Physik! Und höher noch das, was uns zu ihr zwingt, - unsre Redlichkeit!"
F. Nietsche, Die Fröliche Wissenshaft

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My research interests include the application of quantum many-body theories, mainly to the atomic nuclei but also to other finite Fermi systems:

  • The nucleon-nucleon effective interaction. Tensor forces. Pairing.
  • Nuclear vibrations. Nuclear equation of state: incompressibility, symmetry energy.
  • Isospin symmetry in nuclei. Electromagnetic and weak processes. Astrophysical applications.
  • Exotic nuclei. Particle-vibration coupling. Cross sections for inelastic excitations.
  • Application of nuclear methods to molecular aggregates and fullerenes. Phonons. Electron-phonon coupling.


I like to put here the link to an interesting post about
the "Pernicious Idea of Students as Customers".
Some may be more intrigued by advises to PhD students.

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last modified: Aug. 28th, 2016 by G. Colò