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

International Recognition and Distinctions

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  • 2016: BJUT Guest Professor Beijing-Dublin International College, Beijing University of Technology.
  • 2016: Chairman of the IUTAM Symposium on Helicity, Structures and Singularity in Fluid and Plasma Dynamics.
  • 2014: paper selection in the Journal of Physics A: Mathematical & Theoretical Highlights 2014 for work done in collaboration with Francesca Maggioni on the groundstate energy of magnetic knots and links.
  • 2013: Reviewer of Zentralblatt MATH, Berlin.
  • 2012: paper selected in the Journal of Physics A: Mathematical & Theoretical Highlights 2012 for work done in collaboration with Xin Liu on Jones polynomial for fluid knots.
  • 2011: Reviewer of the Thalis Research Programme of the Greek Ministry of Education.
  • 2010: Evaluator for the FET-Open Scheme of the European Commission.
  • 2010: Member of the International Scientific Committee of the IUTAM Symposium "Vortex dynamics: Formation, Structure and Function" (Kyushu, Japan - April, 2013).
  • 2009: Scientific Advisor for the programme "Topological Dynamics in Physical and Biological Sciences" (Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences. Cambridge, UK – August-December, 2012).
  • 2008: Erasmus Visiting Professor to visit the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis.
  • 2007: Lagrange Senior Fellow of the Institute for Scientific Interchange (ISI) & CRT Foundation (Torino, Italy).
  • 2003-2007: awarded a "Brain Gain" Scholarship by the Italian Ministry of Education, for a Visiting Professorhip to U. Milano-Bicocca.
  • 2001: awarded a JSPS Invitation Fellowship by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
  • 1994: Doctor of Philosophy formally awarded by the University of Cambridge.
  • 1993: Membership to the New York Academy of Sciences.
  • 1992: invited speaker at workshop on "Topology of Magnetic Fields" (Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK), with V.I. Arnold, H.K. Moffatt, E. Priest, M. Berry and other international reknown specialists.
  • 1991: awarded the J.T. Knight Prize in Mathematics by the University of Cambridge, for work done on geometric interpretation of soliton invariants in 1-dimensioanl systems.
  • 1989: elected Fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society.
  • 1982: invited to attend international conference on "Modern Developments in Analytical Mechanics" (Torino, 1982), with A. Lichnerowicz, P. Germain, J.E. Marsden and L.I. Sedov. Also, invited by T. Regge to attend the "1st Torino Meeting on Super-Unification and Extra Dimensions" (1985), with E. Witten, C. Taubes, E. Calabi, S.T. Yau.