Carlo Di Castro
Carlo Di Castro received his PhD. in Mathematics and Physics at Birmingham University (UK) in 1964 after graduating in Physics (Laurea in Fisica) with Laude in 1961 at the University of Rome "La Sapienza," and "Libero docente in Fisica Teorica" in 1970. He was full Professor at the University of L'Aquila (1976-78), where he was also Dean of the Faculty of Science, and Professor of Statistical Mechanics at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" since 1978. He is a correspondent member of the Accademia dei Lincei since 1997. Professor di Castro was awarded the Gold medal of the President of the Italian Republic in recognition of his merit serving the school and culture in 2003 and the Humboldt Research Award in recognition of the accomplishments in research and teaching in 2004. His main research activity relates to: Many-body theory, superfluidity and superconductivity (1964-1969); Static and dynamic critical phenomena; Phase transitions and the renormalization group applied to condensed matter physics (1969-80) (he was one of the initiators of this topic); Renormalization group in quantum systems; Strongly correlated electron systems; Disordered systems and Anderson localization; Interaction effects in disordered electronic systems and the metal-insulator transition (1980-89); High Tc superconductivity and strongly correlated electron systems; Non-Fermi liquid metallic phases; Quantum criticality, charge fluctuations and mechanisms for high temperature superconductivity (1988-2008). He published more than 160 scientific papers and served as a member of the Program and Advisory Committee of several international conferences. For many years he was the coordinator of the postgraduate school in physics at the University of Rome and member of the IUPAP C10 commission (1996-1999). Professor di Castro coordinated a number of national and European projects, lectured in several Postgraduate and International Schools and gave numerous talks at international conferences.
Biography Updated on 4 February 2009