Luca Salasnich

Professore associato confermato


Address: VIA F. MARZOLO, 8 - PADOVA . . .

Phone: 0498277132


Office hours

  • at Ufficio n. 107, Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia "Galileo Galilei", Via Marzolo 8, 35131 Padova
    I am available every day, but it is better to contact me via e-mail to fix the meeting.



I was born in Padova (14-05-1967). I got the M.Sc. in Physics at the University of Padova (marks 110/110) in 1991 and the Ph.D. in Physics (with honors) at the University of Florence in 1995.

From 2011 I am an Associate Professor of Theoretical Physics of Condensed Matter at the Department of Physics and Astronomy "Galileo Galilei" of the University of Padova. I have the Italian National Scientific Habilitation to Full Professor of Theoretical Physics of Condensed Matter (from 2013 to 2019; from 2017 to 2023).

From 2018 I am a member of the Editorial Board of "New Journal of Physics".

From 2013 to 2020 I am a elected member of the Scientific Committee of Area 2 (Physical Sciences) of the University of Padova.

From 2013 to 2021 I am the elected coordinator (president) of the B.Sc. in Optics and Optometrics of the University of Padova.

From 2016 to 2017 I am an elected member of the governing board of the School of Science, University of Padova. Extended to 2019.

From 2019 I am a member of the governing board of the PhD School of Physics, University of Padova.

Previously I was postdoctoral fellow of several institutions: Complutense University of Madrid, University of Maribor, University of Padova, National Institute for the Physics of Condensed Matter (INFM), University of Milan. I was also adjunct professor in the following Universities: Padova, Modena and Reggio Emilia, Milan, Ca Foscari of Venice, Free University of Bozen. From 2000 to 2008 I had a permanent position of teacher of mathematics and physics in the high schools (always on leave of absence without pay). From 2003 al 2011 I was a researcher of the National Research Council (CNR).

My fields of research are condensed matter theory and statistical physics. In particular I study nonlinear phenomena (chaos, solitons, and vortices) and macroscopic quantum effects (Bose-Einstein condensation, superfluidity and superconductivity) in ultracold atomic gases and other many-body systems. I have written more than 200 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. Up to now these papers got more than 4000 citations and my h-index is 35 according to Web of Knowledge (Thomson-Reuters).


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Research Area

Theoretical Physics of Condensed Matter.

a) Superfluidity, Bose-Einstein condensation, quantum entanglement with ultracold atoms in optical potentials.

b) Solitons, quantized vortices and shock waves in bosonic and fermionic superfluids.

c) Finite-temperature quantum field theory for interacting many-body systems.

Thesis proposals

1. Bose-Einstein condensates and BCS-BEC crossover with ultracold atoms and superconductors.

2. Quantum entanglement and quantum optics.

3. Ultracold atoms in optical lattices: Hubbard and Bose-Hubbard models.

4. Solitons and vortices in superfluids.

5. Ginzburg-Landau equation for superconductors.

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