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I was born in Milan (Italy), graduated in theoretical physics at
the University of Milan, and obtained my PhD at the University of Oregon (USA).
I am Professor of Fluids Dynamics in the Applied Mathematics group
of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at Newcastle University,
and Co-Director of the Newcastle-Durham Joint Quantum Centre (JQC).
I am fascinated by vortices, at all length scales:
from vortices in ordinary (classical)
fluids, to vortices in astrophysical fluids, to quantum vortices
in superfluid helium (He4 and He3) and in trapped atomic Bose-Einstein
condensates. In am particularly interested in turbulence
and in the observed similarities / differences between turbulence in ordinary
fluids and turbulence in quantum fluids (called quantum turbulence).
For my work on quantum fluids and quantum vortices, I have been elected
Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2009 and Fellow of the Institute of Physics in 2002.
I have been a member of the EPSRC College since 2006.