Dept. 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 Jolie and Joël, at the Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa, Italy). July 2011.


My work is in 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 to dynamical properties of such systems (see Current Projects). The aim is to explore and to establish new possible relations between energy, complexity and function.

Scientific research and international collaborations are promoted through the active organization of advanced schools and meetings and long-term intensive programmes in world-class research centres (see Scientific Events and Activities). Scientific results are regularly published in primary journals in the field (see Publications).


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Last update: April, 2014