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Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi and INFN

via Celoria 16, 20133 MILANO (Italy)

tel.: +39-02-50317-241

e-mail: colo@mi.infn.it

Visiting YITP, Kyoto, 12/22-2/23

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

"I should never be able to fulfil what is, I understand, the first duty of a lecturer -- to hand you after an hour's discourse a nugget of pure truth to wrap up between the pages of your notebook [...]"
V. Woolf, A room of one's own

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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:

  • Nuclear Energy Density Functionals (EDFs) and link with ab initio nuclear theory.
  • Nuclear collective states. Giant resonances and low-energy spectroscopy. The nuclear Equation of State (EoS): incompressibility, symmetry energy.
  • Magnetic excitations and spin-isospin excitations in nuclei. Isospin symmetry. Electromagnetic and weak processes. Astrophysical applications: neutron stars.
  • Exotic nuclei. Particle-vibration coupling. Cross sections for elastic and inelastic excitations.
  • Application of nuclear methods to electronic systems. Orbital-free DFT. Phonons and electron-phonon coupling.


TESI: contattare il docente.

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.

Workshop and conference organization:

Research projects:

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last modified: December 2022 by G. Colò