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Alessia joined the Disordered Systems and Neural Networks group as a Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics, King’s College London, in September 2007, having studied for her PhD at King's for the three-year period before this on “Fluctuation-dissipation relations and heterogeneities in coarsening systems: insights from exact calculations”.  From November 2003-September 2004 she held a research bursary, working on statistical mechanics of disordered systems, in the Department of Physics, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy, and Centre for Statistical Mechanics and Complexity, INFM Roma “La Sapienza”.  She studied for her Masters degree in Theoretical Physics at the same university.  Her thesis was on “Supersymmetric calculation of the complexity in the Sherrington-Kirkpatrick model and its equivalence with the thermodynamical approach”

Research interests

  • Theory of spin glasses, complexity and structure of metastable states
  • Out of equilibrium dynamics, aging, fluctuation dissipation relations, effective temperatures interpretation
  • Null models for real world networks, entropy measures for network ensembles and characterization of distances 
  • Graph dynamics and generation of complex network ensembles
  • Stochastic processes and critical phenomena on finitely connected random graphs (Ising models, Kuramoto oscillators, percolation)

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