M. Francaviglia received a degree in mathematics in 1975. Since 1980, he has been a Full Professor of mathematical physics at Torino University, where he heads an international research team on geometrical methods in mathematical physics and the visualization and communication of science (with University of Calabria). He participated in more than 100 conferences and authored 270 publications, 11 entries for encyclopediae, and 4 monographs. He is an Editor of more than 20 volumes or DVD/CD-Rom of proceedings, and he was invited to deliver more than 400 lectures. Francaviglia is the Scientific Director of two international summer courses CIME and a member of committees of more than 20 national and/or international conferences, chairing in particular the GR14 (Florence, 1995). He has permanent relations with Italian and foreign universities: Wroclaw, Moscow, Brno, Bratislava, Porto, and Waterloo (Canada). He was a Member of the GRG Committee (GRG Society) during 1986–1995; a Member of the Scientific Council of Gruppo Nazionale di Fisica Matematica del CNR (Firenze) during 1984–1997; a National Coordinator of the National Project of Scientific Relevance, MURST, during 1980–1996, with more than 200 scientists in 20 Italian universities; and a National Coordinator of the National Project of Scientific Relevance, MIUR, in 2004–2005, with about 80 scientists in 6 Italian universities. Francaviglia is the Founding Editor of the Journal of Geometry and Physics, an Associate Editor of the Journal of General Relativity and Gravitation, an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Geometrical Methods in Modern Physics, an Editor-in-Chief of The Open Journal of Mathematics, an Editorial Board Member of Transactions on Applied Mathematics and Nonlinear Models, an Editorial Board Member of APLIMAT Journal of Applied Mathematics, a Referee of CQG, Physical Review Letters, JMP, and others, and a Founding Member of Società Italiana di Relatività Generale (SIGRAV), where he was a President during 1990–1996 and a Treasurer since 1997.
Biography Updated on 13 December 2010