Statistical Mechanics and applications

The research group deals with the statistical mechanics of disordered systems by studying both classical and quantum models that contain deterministic and random interactions. In particular we are interested in spin glass models both in finite dimensional geometries and in the mean-field version, in monomer-dimer models with hard-core and attractive interactions. Another topic of great importance for the group is the study of those random systems that are of interest for machine learning and inference from both a theoretical and an applied point of view.

Among the applications, the group deals with both the analysis of data coming from the social and economic sciences and their fitting with theoretical models. As case studies the group worked on the problems of migratory fluxes and on those of medical screening programs.

Coordinator

Pierluigi Contucci

Full Professor

Faculty:

Giacomo De Palma

Associate Professor

Emanuele Mingione

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Daniele Tantari

Associate Professor

Research fellows - Ph.D. Students:

Francesco Camilli

PhD Student

Teaching tutor

Gianluca Manzan

PhD Student

Teaching tutor

Godwin Osabutey

PhD Student

Teaching tutor

External Collaborators:

Diego Alberici (Università degli Studi dell'Aquila)

Filippo Zimmaro (Dottorato nazionale in Intelligenza Artificiale - PhD-AI)