Carlo Di Castro
Carlo Di Castro received his Ph.D. degree in mathematics and physics at Birmingham University, Birmingham, UK (1964) after earning his degree in physics (Laurea in Fisica) with laude in 1961 at the Sapienza University of Rome and Libero docente in Fisica Teorica in 1970. He worked as a Full Professor at the University of L'Aquila (1976–1978), where he was also the Dean of the Faculty of Science, and a Professor of statistical mechanics at the Sapienza University of Rome since 1978. Di Castro is a Correspondent Member at the Accademia dei Lincei since 1997. He 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 (1969–1980) (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 (1980–1989); 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 a Member of the IUPAP C10 Commission (1996–1999). He 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 6 January 2009