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Name and surname: Marco Baiesi
Place and Date of Birth: Ferrara (Italy), November 26th, 1973
Nationality: Italian
Present position (from June 2015): Associated Professor at University of Padova.
Address: Dept of Physics and Astronomy, Via Marzolo 8, I-35131, Padua, Italy
E-mail address:

Studies and research experience

Oct92-Mar98: Undergraduate student at Ferrara University, Italy.
Jul96-Jun97: Military Service in Rome.
March 26th, 1998: Degree in Physics at Ferrara University, Grade: 110/110.
Jul98-Aug98: Visitor at the Fermilab.
Apr99-Oct01: Graduate student at Padova University
February 14th, 2002: PhD Degree in Physics at Padova University. Title of the thesis: "Geometry, Topology and Conformational Transitions in Double Stranded Heteropolymers" (Prof. A. L. Stella and Prof. E. Orlandini).
Nov01-Jun02: Fellowship at Padova University (Physics Dept.)
Jul02-Sep04: INFM Fellowship at Padova University (PhysicsDept.)
Mar03-May03: Visiting Prof. M. Paczuski the Imperial College, London.
Oct04-Sep05: FWO Fellowship at K.U.Leuven (Prof. C. Maes).
Oct05-Feb06: Fellowship at K.U.Leuven.
Mar06-Sept07: Researcher at the University of Florence (Physics Dept.), EC FP6 project EMBIO (Dr. L. Casetti and Prof. R. Livi).
Oct07-June09: Fellowship at K.U.Leuven.
July09-Aug10: Fellowship at Padova University (Physics Dept., Prof. F. Seno).

Previous permanent positions

Dec11-May15: Researcher at Padova University (Physics Dept.).

Scientific Activity and Interests

Statistical mechanics of non-equilibrium, complex systems, polymers and biopolymers, numerical methods.

65 Publications in international peer-reviewed journals, H-index >=17

Referee for >=25 journals including:
Sci. Rep., Phys. Rev. Lett., Phys. Rev. E, Physica A, Physica D, Europhys. Letters, Phys. Lett. A, J. Phys. A: Math. Gen., Europ. Phys. J. B, J. Geophys. Res., Nonlin. Proc. Geophys., Macromol., Soft Matter.

Conferences organized
Sept. 2009, Leuven, local organizer of the summer school "Fundamental Problems in Statistical Physics (FPSP) XII".
June 2013, Leuven, co-organizer of the summer school "FPSP XIII"
July 2017, Bruneck, chair of the summer school "FPSP XIV"



see the webpage

Research Area

Statistical mechanics of non-equilibrium states: Markov chains, stochastic models with discrete states in continuous time, diffusion processes, Langevin dynamics, generalized fluctuation theorems, laws for entropy production, Jarzynski relation and Crooks theorem, fluctuation-dissipation theorem for non-equilibrium states, Einstein relation between mobility and diffusivity, two-dimensional turbulence, statistics of current cumulants in nanosystems, models of self-organized criticality, time-series analysis.
Polymers: theory for the universal properties of the different phases of polymers in solution, conformational transitions, simulations via models both on lattice and off lattice, influence of the topology (knots and links) on the statistics.
Biopolymers: models of DNA and RNA denaturation, dynamical scaling of unwinding of two polymers; protein folding, fibril elongation, energy landscape sampling.
Numerical methods: Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics, multiple Markov chain sampling, data reweighting techniques, inherent states sampling via activation-relaxation technique.