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Dr Antonio Moro

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Antonio MoroI joined the Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences at Northumbria University as a Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Physics in April 2013.

I received my Master Degree in Physics in December 2000 at the University of Lecce (now University of Salento, Italy) where in 2001 I joined the PhD programme in Theoretical Physics under the supervision of Prof. B. Konopelchenko. I defended my PhD thesis in October 2004 with a dissertation on "Integrable structures in nonlinear geometric optics and quasi-classical Dbar-dressing method". Afterwards, I had the chance to spend one more year in Lecce as a post-doc fellow where I could work on the application of some new ideas developed in my PhD thesis to the quasi-classical limit of the nonlocal nonlinear Schroedinger models in two dimensions.

In April 2006 I joined the Department of Mathematics at Loughborough University where I worked as a Research Associate on the EPSRC project "Multi-dimensional dispersionless integrable systems: classification, differential geometry, solutions" (EP/D036178/1, PI Prof. E. Ferapontov).

In September 2009, I became post-doc fellow at SISSA - International School for Advanced Studies (Trieste, Italy) where I worked on the European Research Council project titled From-PDE (PI Prof. B. Dubrovin). During my service at SISSA I had the chance to explore a few new exciting research directions.

In 2011 I was awarded the SISSA young Researchers Grant for starting a research project on "Nonlinear Asymptotics for Nonlinear Optics" aimed at the investigation of Dubrovin's Universality in the context of nonlinear optics. The first International School/Workshop on Dispersive Shocks held at SISSA on 18-24 March 2012 of which I was the promoter and main organiser has been fully sponsored by this grant. It was the first event fully devoted to Dispersive Shocks that gathered together world leading theoreticians and experimentalists from Italy, France, Portugal, Russia, Turkey, UK and USA. In parallel, I was principal investigator of the project "Thermodynamic phase transitions and integrable hierarchies of hydrodynamic type", sponsored by the Italian Institute for High Mathematics, which led to the study of a novel application of the theory on nonlinear hyperbolic waves to classical equilibrium thermodynamics. Main results of this research activity in collaboration with Dr. G. De Nittis have been included in the paper "Thermodynamic phase transitions and shock singularities" published on the Proceedings of the Royal Society Series A at the end of 2011.

In July 2012 I joined the Department of Mathematics and Application at the University of Milano-Bicocca as a Research Fellow and I also held a position as a Contract Professor where I collaborated with Prof. G. Falqui in delivering the module on "Classical Mechanics and Dynamical Systems" devoted to second year students in Mathematics and Physics. In Milano I started a new exciting collaboration with Dr. P. Lorenzoni (from Milano-Bicocca University, Italy) and Dr. A. Arsie (from Toledo University, Ohio, USA) on the perturbative classification and analysis of integrable viscous conservation laws.

As a member of staff at the Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences, Northumbria University, I particularly enjoy scientific meeting and seminars and the variety of subjects covered within the Mathematical Modelling Group, sharing my research interests with the students and keeping a constant focus on some of the most recent developments in the areas of mathematical physics, theoretical physics and applied mathematics.

I am ordinary member of the London Mathematical Society and of GNFM-INDAM (Italian Institute for High Mathematics).

Qualifications

Physics PhD September 01 2001

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Exact analysis of phase transitions in mean-field Potts models, Lorenzoni, P., Moro, A. 5 Aug 2019, In: Physical Review E (PRE)
  • Exact equations of state for nematics, De Matteis, G., Giglio, F., Moro, A. Sep 2018, In: Annals of Physics
  • Overcoming dispersive spreading of quantum wave packets via periodic nonlinear kicking, Goussev, A., Reck, P., Moser, F., Moro, A., Gorini, C., Richter, K. 17 Jul 2018, In: Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
  • Complete integrability of information processing by biochemical reactions, Agliari, E., Barra, A., Dello Schiavo, L., Moro, A. 4 Nov 2016, In: Scientific Reports
  • Integrable extended van der Waals model, Giglio, F., Landolfi, G., Moro, A. 15 Oct 2016, In: Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena
  • Exact solution of the van der Waals model in the critical region, Barra, A., Moro, A. Aug 2015, In: Annals of Physics
  • Integrable viscous conservation laws, Arsie, A., Lorenzoni, P., Moro, A. 1 Jun 2015, In: Nonlinearity
  • On critical behaviour in systems of Hamiltonian partial differential equations, Dubrovin, B., Grava, T., Klein, C., Moro, A. Jun 2015, In: Journal of Nonlinear Science
  • Integrable multi-phase thermodynamic systems and Tsallis' composition rule, de Nittis, G., Lorenzoni, P., Moro, A. 2014, In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series
  • Mechanism of wave breaking from a vacuum point in the defocusing nonlinear Schrödinger equation, Moro, A., Trillo, S. 12 Feb 2014, In: Physical Review E (PRE)

PGR Supervision

  • David Graham Start: 01/04/2018
  • Oleg Senkevich Start: 01/01/2018
  • Marta Dell'Atti Start: 01/10/2018
  • Francesco Giglio Wave dynamics and catastrophes in thermodynamic phase diagrams Start: 01/02/2015


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