Department of Mathematics & Applications
University of Milano - Bicocca
Via Cozzi, 55
20125 Milano, Italy

Building U5, III floor, Room 3065

Direct line: (+39) 02 6448 5762
Department: (+39) 02 6448 5755
Fax: (+39) 02 6448 5705


Joël & Jolie
Renzo Ricca with his children Joël and Jolie near the Palace of Heavenly Purity, in the Forbidden City. Beijing, September 2016.


My work is in the field of applied mathematics and mathematical physics of complex systems (see Research Interests).

Current research is focused on applications of geometric and topological methods to study morphological aspects of vortex flows, magnetic fields, filament tangles and their relations with dynamical properties of such systems, with the aim to explore and establish new relations between energy, complexity and function (see Current Projects).

Scientific research and international collaborations are promoted through the active organization of advanced schools, meetings and long-term intensive research programmes in dedicated research centres (see Advanced Schools and International Programmes). Scientific results are regularly published in primary journals in the field (see Publications).

Scientific Impact

July 2017: Wikipedia.

Number of published papers: about 65.

Google Scholar diagnostics: H index = 21; i10 index = 33; 1609 citations.

MathSciNet diagnostics: 113 times by 93 authors.

ResearchGate diagnostics: 74 items: 2209 reads; 1083 citations.

Web of Science diagnostics: 55 items: h index = 15; average citations per item = 14.85.

Web of Science
From Web of Science (accessed 20 July, 2017).




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Concept design and re-styling: Fabio Sturaro.


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