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

Building U5, III floor, Room 3065

Email: renzo.ricca@unimib.it
Direct line: (+39) 02 6448 5762
Department: (+39) 02 6448 5755
Fax: (+39) 02 6448 5705

Current Projects

(i) Structural complexity and dynamical systems

Work on relationships between energy and structural complexity of dynamical systems, such as vortex tangles and networks of magnetic fields, in terms of geometric, algebraic and topological information.

Aim: to establish relationships between energy contents and morphological information by analytical means.

(ii) Energy lower bounds of magnetic knots and links

Work on the minimum energy states of magnetic knots and links of increasing topological complexity in ideal magnetohydrodynamics.

Aim: to establish relationships between lower bounds and topological complexity.

(iii) Minimal surfaces bounded by knots

Work on the characterization of a surface of least area given by a thin film under tension, bounded by a given knot type.

Aim: to establish relationships between geometry and topology of surfaces of physical importance.