Jose F. Carinena
José F. Cariñena was born in Zaragoza, Spain, in 1945. He received the M.S. degree in physics in 1967 and in mathematics in 1970 from the University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain, and obtained in 1972 the Ph.D. degree cum laude from University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain, under the supervision of Luis J. Boya. Since 1993, he works as a Full Professor of theoretical physics at the University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain, where he is heading a research team working in the area of geometry, mechanics, and control, mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics, and the interface of mathematics and particle physics. He is a member of several professional societies and was elected as a Fellow (no. 33) of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Zaragoza in February 2001. Cariñena serves as a referee of many international journals of physics and mathematics and has been chairman or member of the organizing committee of several international scientific meetings. His scientific work has been mainly devoted to the study of mathematical techniques and their applications to physics and particularly of differential geometry and its applications to mechanics and differential equations, and related fields in mathematical physics. Cariñena has been the Thesis Advisor of thirteen Ph.D. students and is currently a Member of other Editorial Boards as Reports on Mathematical Physics and International Journal of Geometric Methods in Modern Physics. His publications in international journals include "Hopf algebras in dynamical systems theory" in 2007, "Lie families: theory and applications" in 2010, and "Some applications of quasi-velocities in optimal control" and "Superposition rules and second-order Riccati equations" in 2011.
Biography Updated on 21 July 2011