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Dr Pierpaolo Vivo



Telephone: +44 020 7848 2864


Office: S4.13a, Strand Building, Strand Campus

Title: Lecturer in the Disordered Systems Group



Pierpaolo Vivo studied Physics at the Università degli Studi di Parma (Italy), where he also graduated in Theoretical Physics cum laude in 2005 under the supervision of Enrico Onofri with the thesis ``Modifications of gravity for low accelerations". Then he moved to Brunel University (West London), where he obtained his Ph.D. in 2008 under the supervision of Gernot Akemann with the thesis ``From Wishart to Jacobi ensembles: Statistical properties and applications". He was then awarded a three-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at Abdus Salam ICTP - Trieste (Italy), where he worked in the Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics group led by Vladimir Kravtsov. There he collaborated mainly with Antonello Scardicchio and Matteo Marsili on applications of Random Matrix Theory and Statistical Mechanics to the stability of financial markets. During the period 2011-2014 he worked as a research scientist at the Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques (LPTMS) in Orsay (France). He is a permanent member of the Disordered System group at KCL since September 2014.  


Research Interests

  • Random Matrix Theory and applications to complex systems and condensed matter.
  • Applications of Statistical Mechanics to socio-economic and interdisciplinary applications.


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