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Physics and mathematics

of nonlinear processes and models

(University "La Sapienza" , Rome, Italy)

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Brief CV of Francesco Calogero

(February 2010)

Francesco Calogero (born February 6, 1935) retired as Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Physics Department of the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in November 2009. He expects to do research there for some more time (maintaining his position as research associate with the Rome Section of INFN). His current research activity in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics is mainly (albeit not exclusively) focussed on isochronous systems (his monograph entitled "Isochronous systems" was published in February 2008 by Oxford University Press).
Francesco Calogero published on scientific topics over 340 papers in refereed journals (all in English, about half of them with co-authors) and 4 books (in English, two also translated into Russian, one co-authored); a description of his scientific achievements is reported separately (see: “Brief overview of the main scientific results obtained by Francesco Calogero”).
He moreover published, on “science and society” topics (mainly arms control and disarmament), over 420 papers (about half of them in English and half in Italian, some with co-authors) and 2 books (one in English with one co-author, and one in Italian with two co-authors). He also co-edited with M. Goldberger and S. Kapitza a multi-authored monograph on Verification, published in English in the United States in 1990 and in Russian in the Soviet Union in 1991, each chapter of which was co-authored by eminent authors on both sides of the Cold War divide; it was the first book on such a sensitive topic to have this feature.
From 1982 to 1992 he was a member of the Governing Board of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), from 1989 to 1997 he served as Secretary General of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affair, and in that capacity he accepted (Oslo, 10 December 1995), on behalf of Pugwash, the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize jointly awarded to Joseph Rotblat and to Pugwash “for their efforts to diminish the part played by nuclear arms in international politics and in the longer run to eliminate such arms.” From 1997 to 2002 he served as Chairman of the Pugwash Council, of which he is now an “ex officio” member.
He recently co-authored, with a bi-partisan quartet of eminent Italian politicians (including a former foreign and prime minister, a former foreign minister and current president of the Italian Parliament, a former minister of defence and a former minister of the budget and for Europe; all of them MPs), an article entitled “Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world”, published on July 24, 2008 on the main Italian newspaper (“Il Corriere della sera”).