Giovanni Jona-Lasinio

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    Physics Department, Univ.Roma 1 La Sapienza

    Curator and author

    Figure 1: Giovanni Jona-Lasinio presenting Yoichiro Nambu's Nobel Lecture at Aula Magna, Stockholm, 2008



    • 1956 Graduated in Physics at the University of Rome
    • Researcher at the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare and assistant professor at Rome University
    • 1970 Full professor at the University of Padua (electrodynamics)
    • 1974 Full professor at the Sapienza University of Rome (mathematical methods for physics)
    • currently: professor emeritus
    • currently: member of the Comité de Programmation Scientifique of the Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris

    Research interests

    • (With Y. Nambu), construction of the first model in elementary particle phyiscs realizing spontaneous symmetry breaking, known as Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model.
    • (With C. Di Castro), early introduction (1969) of field-theoretic renormalization group in the study of critical phenomena
    • Theory of stationary states far from equilibrium
    • Theory of stochastic processes

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