Antonio Politi

Antonio Politi (AP) graduated in Physics in 1978 at the University of Florence (Italy). In 1981 he was hired at the National Institute of Optics (INO)in Florence as a Resercher, where it was later (1992) appointed Chief Researcher and then(2005) Director of Research. From 1994 to 2005 he has been appointed Manager of the Quantum Optics Section of INO. From 2005 to 2011 AP moved to the Institute of Complex Sytems of CNR, where he managed the Florence section. Since 2012, AP is 6th Century Chair Professor in the Physics of Life Sciences at the University of Aberdeen (UK). AP is currently visiting professor at Strathclyde University and has covered similar positions at the University of Nice and at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Lyon (France). In 2004, AP was appointed Fellow of the Instute of Physics and in 2012, Fellow of the American Physical Society. In 2004 AP was awarded the Gutzwiller Prize by the Institute of Complex Systems in Dresden (Germany) and in 2010 he received the Humboldt Prize. AP authored around 160 publications in peer-review journals. AP has co-authored (with R. Badii) a book on Complexity and has written a Chapter on "Complex Systems" within the "New Physics for the 21st Century" volume published by CUP. AP is associate Editor of Physical Review E since 1998 and has managed the Complex Systems section of the Journal of Physics A from 2005 to 2011. His current scientific interests range from non-equilibrium thermodynamics, to neurocomputation, and nonlinear-dynamics in general.