Matteo Sommacal
Matteo Sommacal was born in Roma (Italy) on
the 18th of November 1977.
ResearcherID profile:
http://www.researcherid.com/rid/C37712008
Titles and studies:
[1] MSc in Physics ("Laurea in Fisica") at the
Università di Roma "La Sapienza" (Italy) on the 26th of September
2002.
[2] PhD in Mathematical Physics, under the supervision of Francesco
Calogero, at the International School for Advanced Studies,
SISSAISAS, Trieste (Italy) on the 17th of October 2005.
[3] Postdoc fellowship (01/11/200531/10/2006), offered by the
French "Ministère Delegué à la Recherche", at Laboratoire J.L.
Lions, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI, Paris (France).
[4] Postdoc fellowship (01/11/200631/10/2009) at the Mathematics
and Informatics Department of the Università degli Studi di Perugia
(Italy).
[5] Postdoc fellowship (01/11/2009  31/10/2010) at the Physics
Department of the Università di Roma "La Sapienza".
Grants:
In 2008, Matteo Sommacal won the GNFM research
grant "Progetto Giovani" with the project "Towards a Theory of Chaos
Explained as Travel on Riemann Surfaces".
Visits and stays in internationally recognized centers:
[1] "Visiteur de longue durée"
(01/11/201030/04/2011) at the IHES (Institut des Hautes Études
Scientifiques), BuressurYvette, France, research project: "Towards
a Theory of Chaos Explained as Travel on Riemann Surfaces".
[2] Guest researcher (1/3/200731/5/2007 and 27/1/200911/4/2009) at
the Applied Mathematics Department of the Colorado University at
Boulder (USA).
Teaching activity:
[1] A.Y. 2006/2007, A.Y. 2007/2008, A.Y.
2008/2009: teaching assistant of the "Mechanics", "Applied
Mathematics" and "MathematicalPhysics" courses and member of the
commission of the corresponding exams at the Mathematics and
Informatics Department of the Università degli Studi di Perugia
(Italy).
[2] A.Y. 2009/2010: teaching assistant of the "Mathematical Methods
of Physics" course at the Physics Department of the Università di
Roma "La Sapienza".
Other Affiliations:
[1] GNFM (National Group of
MathematicalPhysics), Italy.
[2] INFN (National Institute for Nuclear Physics), Sezione di Roma,
Italy.
Research:
Since 2003, Matteo Sommacal has coauthored and
published 13 papers in English on international journals with
referee, and published two papers in Italian on a national journal
with referee. He is guest editor of the special issue of Journal of
Physics A "Current trends in integrable systems and nonlinear
phenomena". Since 2002, he has participated to national and
international workshops, conferences and scientific gatherings and
has given invited talks in Italian universities and scientific
institutions abroad.
Main research lines: the transition from regular to irregular
motions for dynamical systems explained as travel on Riemann
Surfaces; the dynamical Kirchhoff equations (a system of nine
coupled nonlinear PDEs in 1+1 dimensions) for a thin elastic rod as
a model for polymeric chains and protein folding; the
LandauLifshitz equation as a model for moving magnetic droplet
solitons; the interaction of dispersive and dissipative shockwaves
as solutions of evolutionary nonlinear and nonintegrable equations;
nonlinear heat conduction problems on the semiline; formulation of
new integrable evolutionary models (PDEs) in multidimensional space
involving rational, trigonometric and elliptic functions of the
independent variables; combinatoric and geometrical methods for
Archaeology.
