Prof. Paolo Marcellini
Department of Mathematics "U.Dini"
Faculty of Sciences
University of Florence, Italy
phone number at the Math Department: +39 055 4237 120
phone number at the Faculty Dean
Office: +39 055 4598 751/752
Short scientific curriculum of Paolo Marcellini
Paolo Marcellini. Degree in Mathematics at Rome 1, Ph.D. Program (Perfezionamento) at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa with Ennio De Giorgi as advisor. For some years Full Professor at the University of Naples and at the University of Rome 2. Actually Full Professor of Mathematics at the University of Firenze.
Scientific coordinator of the Ph.D. program in Firenze. Three times Director of the Department of Mathematics "U. Dini" of the University of Firenze. Member of the Direction of the "Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica" (INdAM) in Rome. Member of the Direction of the Scientific-Literary Institution Vieusseux. Member of the Scientific Academy “La Colombaria”. First from November 2002 and, a second time, from November 2005 to October 2008, Dean of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Firenze. Actually, since February 2010, President of the Scientific Commettee of the “UniversitÓ dell’EtÓ Libera” organized by the City of Firenze. Since 2013 Director of the "Gruppo Nazionale per l'Analisi Matematica, la ProbabilitÓ e le loro Applicazioni" (GNAMPA) of the "Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica" (INdAM).
Visiting professor at several Italian Institutions and Universities and at the following Scientific Institutions abroad: Computing Center of the Academy of Sciences at Novosibirsk, Russia; University of California at Berkeley, USA; Laboratoire d'Analyse Numerique, UniversitÚ Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France; Department of Mathematics of the University of Bonn, Germany; Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland; College de France, Paris, France; Math. Institut of Oberwolfach, Germany; Ecole Polytecnique Federale de Lausanne, EPFL, Switzerland; Dep. Math. of the University of Tolouse, France; Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA; Center for Nonlinear Analysis, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA; CMAF de Lisboa, Portugal; CIMA-UE de Evora, Portugal; UniversitÚ Paris-Sud XI, Orsay, France; University of Oxford, England; Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany; Mathematisches Institut Universitat Zuerich, Switzerland; Instituto Argentino de Matemßtica (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina; Mathematical Sciences Institute, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia; Mathematisches Institut, Universitńt zu K÷ln, Germany; University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany; Hokkaido University in Tokyo; Academia Sinica in Taipei-Taiwan; the University of Texas at Austin, USA; the Mittag-Leffler Institute in Sweden.
Author of several books of didactic and scientific type in Mathematics, and of several scientific articles published in specialized international journals. The main scientific interests are: elliptic pde's, variational inequalities, inverse problems, convex analysis, G-convergence and homogenization, eigenvalues of the Laplacian, parabolic mean curvature equation, nonconvex problems of the calculus of variations, semicontinuity of quasiconvex integrals (with subcritical growth too), regularity under nonstandard growth conditions: anisotropic functionals and pde equations, p,q-growth conditions, general growth conditions; vector-valued variational problems without quasiconvexity conditions, variational problems arising from optimal foraging, pde equations and systems of implicit type, Jacobian determinants of singular maps. Recently he found a variational formulation for solutions to parabolic equations and systems which also implies existence of weak solutions under general assumptions.
Member of the editorial board of some international journals, among them Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications NONRWA.
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