My current interest is concentrated on the mesoscopic aspects of nuclear physics. The mesoscopic world is intermediate between elementary particles and macroscopic bodies. Mesoscopic systems consist of a relatively small number of particles which still show the noticeable properties of matter. On the other hand, such systems are small enough so that we can study, in theory, and in experiments, individual quantum states. Nuclei provide one of the best examples of such arrangement and self-organization. Other mesoscopic systems are complex atoms, molecules (including biological ones), solid-state nano-devices, and future quantum computers. In all cases, we have a certain symmetry, particles, their individual motion in a common field, their interactions, collective excitations (waves, vortices, rotation), the coexistence of regularity, complexity, and chaos, response to external forces, and possible decay.
Research activity:1.Physics of fundamental interactions: CMS experiment at CERN's LHC accelerator. 2.Neutrino physics: JUNO experiment in China.3.Development of diamond detectors: RD42 (CVD Diamond Radiation Detector Development) of CERN. 4.Physics applied to medicine: responsible for the project "Dosimetry in Radiometabolic Therapy with Iodine-131 for the Customization of Treatment of Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma (CDT)", University Funding - Intervention Line 2.
Emma Previato, Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (inaugural class of 2012), is a professor of mathematics at Boston University. She earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Harvard University, has published over 80 research articles and (co-)edited six books, given several hundreds domestic and international presentations and organized several international research workshops and conferences. She serves on the Editorial Board of several peer-reviewed journals. She was the recipient of the MAA/Northeastern Section 2003 Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics, of the Boston University Honorary Scarlet Key 2015-2016, and of the Who’s Who 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. She teaches and mentors mathematics students, was the advisor of seven Ph.D. students, founded the BU Student Chapters of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), organized several undergraduate symposia and, since 2004, an annual outreach symposium, AFRAMATH. She serves as mentor in several programs, at BU and outside, including: Mentorship offered to the Boston Public Schools Scholars and to STEM special-r
Lars Ehm holds a joint position with the National Synchrotron Light Source and the Mineral Physics Institute at Stony Brook University. His research interests lie in the field of structural characterization of materials at extreme environmental conditions in order to determine structure-property relationships. He uses primary X-ray diffraction and X-ray total scattering techniques to study changes in the atomic structure. The main variables to induce structural changes used in Lars's research are high pressure and temperature.
Professional activities: Science and research, programming, education of young scientists; Faculty address : 842 48 Bratislava, Comenius University, Mlynská Dolina; Education: 1962-65 Gymnasium Metodova, 1965-70 ; Department: Theoretical Physics, Comenius University, 1976 -Ph.D. JINR Dubna; 1997- Doctor of Science -DrSc., JINR April; 2001- an appointed professor in the field of Theoretical Physics, prof. at Comenius University; my garden study stays: JINR April, ICTP Trieste and Universita di Trieste, Frascati - INFN, CERN Geneva (4 times a year since 1994), Guanachuato University - Mexico, Germany, several times the USA, several times Israel and Japan; Career: since 1970 Comenius University Bratislava, Department of Theoretical Physics, assistant professor, associate professor, professor. He has been lecturing students for 40 years. Since 2003 Vice-Chairman of the Academic Senate of Charles University, since 2007 its 1st Vice-Chairman and member of the Rector's Board of Comenius University Bratislava, since 2010 -2011 Chairman of the Academic Senate of Charles University, 2002-03 Member of the Council Elementary particle physics, principal investigator and co-investigator of VEGA projects, co-investigator of many other domestic and foreign projects, scientific grant APVV since 2013 until now, guarantor of the study field "Theory of teaching physics" (doctoral studies, master's studies, habilitation and inauguration appointments);Publishing activity: author and co-author of more than 180 original scientific and professional publications, co-author of 1 foreign monograph, co-author of a monograph in Slovakia, author of teaching texts for doctoral studies (Lectures for young scientists from Group Theory, April 1986 in Russian), author of several other teaching texts, including those supported by the ESF in English; RV .: Commemorative Medals of the Faculty of Management, Faculty of Law, Comenius University in Bratislava, member of several commissions (Inaugural Commission, Habilitation Commission, defense of PhD. ), Delegate for the Slovak Republic in the Advisory Committee of CERN Users - CERN (since 2002 up to now), Member of the VEGA Physics Commission (2000-2006); Member of the Scientific Council at the JINR International Institute in April since 2012.
Research Interests Our Multifunctional and Interface Engineered Metamaterials Laboratory is focused on the researches of: 1) artificial photosynthesis and solar energy induced biofuel synthesis from carbon dioxide; 2) advanced metamaterials for energy harvest and storage device applications; 3) multifunctional materials and thin films for smart sensors and control systems such as structural health monitoring systems and energy sensors; 4) growth dynamics and epitaxial nature of multifunctional and composition gradient oxide thin films; 5) Tunable microwave devices (phase shifters and filters), optoelectronic devices, N/MEMS (micro/nano-structural health monitoring system), and biosensors (sensitive sensor arrays); and 6) the relationship between physical properties/epitaxial nature/interface structures/thin-film crystallinity.
Seth Lloyd is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Insitute of Technology. He is the director of the WM Keck Center for Extreme Quantum Information Theory at MIT, the director of the Program in Quantum Information at the Institute for Scientific Interchange, and Miller Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute. Lloyd earned his A.B. degree in Physics from Harvard University, his Masters of Advanced Study in Mathematics and M.Phil. in History and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University, and his Ph.D. in Physics from Rockefeller University. After postdoctoral fellowships at Caltech and at Los Alamos, he joined the MIT faculty in 1994. Professor Lloyd teaches and performs research in quantum information theory and complex systems.
Research interest: Thermodynamics, structural properties, transport phenomena, phase transitions, particle aggregation, physical gelation, dynamical arrest and (spontaneous and directed) self-assembly of many-body systems (colloids, polyelectrolytes, polymers, proteins, membranes, DNA). Semiconductor physics: Wigner crystallization mechanisms. Advanced numerical algorithms, parallel computing, molecular simulation methods, and experimental techniques (scattering methods, rheology, confocal videomicroscopy, optical trapping, etc.) for the research of Soft Condensed Matter Physics
Silvio Cherubini began his research activity with a phenomenological degree thesis in the field of Elementary Particle Physics. Subsequently, he devoted himself mainly to research in the field of Nuclear Astrophysics. In this field, he was among the first to actively collaborate in the development of an indirect measurement method of nuclear cross-sections between charged particles at astrophysical energies known as the "Trojan Horse Method". He also conducted research in the field of low-energy nuclear physics. He has conducted numerous experiments, some of them with innovative techniques, with the use of radioactive beams, both post-accelerated and produced in flight with the ISOL method. In recent years he started working in Astroparticle Physics and on aspects related to the role of interactions between nuclei and neutrinos in astrophysics.
Prof. Zheng Bo received his Ph.D. degree (in Engineering Thermophysics) from Zhejiang University in 2008, respectively. During 2009-2011, he was a postdoctoral research associate in Mechanical Engineering at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA. He is currently a Full Professor with the College of Energy Engineering, Zhejiang University, holding one of the most prestigious Changjiang Youth Professor (in Engineering Thermal Physics) positions supported by the Changjiang Scholars Program from Ministry of Education of China. He is also a Deputy Director of State Key Laboratory of Clean Energy Utilization, and Director of the Center of Power Engineering of Polytechnic Institute, Zhejiang University. During the past 5 years, he, as Principal/Lead Investigator, has achieved ~36,700,000 Chinese RMB of funding through the Government and Industry sources, such as National Science Foundation of China, Ministry of Education of China, Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province, Science Technology Department of Zhejiang Province, Royal Society (UK), Covanta Energy Corporation (USA), etc. He has multiple examples of service at national and international levels. Examples of his current service on professional committees include (1) Member of Council (2020-), Chinese Association of Young Scientists. (2) Deputy Director General (2017-), Engineering Thermal Physics Society of Zhejiang Province. (3) Deputy Director (2016-), Commission on Education and Science Popularization of Zhejiang Electric Power Society. He currently serves as a Board Member of prestigious journals: (1) Nano-Micro Letters, Springer (since 2018, IF: 9.043), (2) Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group (since 2014, IF: 4.011), (3) ES Energy & Environment, Engineering Science Publisher (since 2019), as well as a Managing Editor of the Waste Disposal & Sustainable Energy, ZJU Press & Springer (since 2018). His research led to an authored book and more than 80 SCI indexed peer-reviewed papers in leading international journals. 7 papers have been included in the database of ESI as Highly Cited Paper (Top 1%) and 8 papers have been featured as Front Cover, Frontispiece, and Back-Cover of journals.