Prof. Vicente Vento
University of Valencia and CSIC,Dept. de Fisica Teorica and IFIC, E-46100 Valencia, Spain
Dr V. Vento graduated in Physics from the University of Valencia in 1977 and got his Ph.D from SUNY at Stony Brook, New York in 1980. In 1983 he became Associate Professor at the University of Valencia, researcher from the CSIC in 1985 and in 1987 he returned to the University of Valencia to become full Professor of Theoretical Physics.
Dr V. Vento had long term appointments in SUNY Stony Brook, CEA Saclay, KIAS Seoul, University of Trento, Max Planck Heidelberg and CERN. He has been active for many years in the field of hadron physics, with special emphasis in baryon and meson structure and dynamics. He has also studied exotic hadrons and glueballs and dense hadronic systems. He is author of 135 papers, according to SCI, and has published more than 50 International Conference Proceedings. He is coauthor of a book, Models of Hadron Structure Based on QCD in LECTURE NOTES IN PHYSICS 259, and a review The Physics of Glueballs in the International Journal of Modern Physics A. He has also edited several conference proceedings.
Dr Vicente Vento, together with G. E. Brown and Mannque Rho, proposed the chiral bag model, also called little bag, which established the importance of chiral symmetry in the construction of models of hadron structure. With Pedro González he analyzed the observable implications of quark substructure in light nuclei. In collaboration with Marco Traini he developed a formalism to describe deep inelastic phenomena using models of hadron structure and with Sergio Scopetta he used this formalism to described the phenomenology of spin physics. With Hee Jung Lee and Nikolai Kochelev he investigated the effect of non perturbative phenomena, like instantons, in hadron structure and analyzed the implications of their dynamics in exotic hadrons: multiquarks and glueballs. With Santiago Noguera he determined the main implications of chiral dynamics in meson properties. In collaboration with Byung Yoon Park, Dong Pil Min, Mannque Rho and Hee Jung Lee he described infinite Skyrmion matter and studied its behavior as a function of density and temperature. All these collaborations continue today and a completely new subject has entered his interest: the search for monopoles at LHC.
Dr Vicente Vento was Director of the IFIC from 1987-1989. He was in charge of the graduate program during the period 1996 - 1999. The program was granted the High Quality Award by the Ministry of Education. He has a passion for making science popular and has been invited frequently to give special courses to high school students and teachers. He was a member of the steering committee of the European Electron Facility (ELFE) and has participated in NUPECC and ECT* since their foundation. He been associate editor for The European Physical Journal A from 2000-2010. In the past he has served in many national and international evaluation and search committees He is presently member of the Spanish Evaluation Agencies ANEP and ANECA and that of Catalunya AGAUR.