Biography Andrea Gambassi
Andrea Gambassi is professor of theoretical physics at SISSA – International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste and director of SISSA Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Natural Sciences and Humanities (ILAS). After receiving his PhD in 2003 from the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy, he spent six years as research associate at the Max-Planck Institut für Metallforschung in Stuttgart, Germany. His field of research is statistical physics, fluctuation-induced and non-equilibrium phenomena both in classical and quantum physics. He has also been coordinator of the “Physics” course at the Master in Science Communication at SISSA as well as an active organiser of a number of seminars on the relationship between science and literature, history and society in general.