Francesco MAINARDI web pages
Francesco Mainardi, born in 1942, is Professor of Mathematical Physics at
RESEARCH FIELDS OF INTEREST
Asymptotic methods in applied mathematics, integral transforms, special functions and fractional calculus, continuum mechanics (solids and fluids), mathematical aspects of wave-propagation and diffusion, and (recently) non-Gaussian stochastics processes.
He is author of several papers on Applied Mathematics, Continuum Mechanics, Wave Motion, Fractional Calculus and Stochastic Processes, most of which appeared in refereed journals and books.
See the complete list of publications (articles, proceedings, reports,..)
He has coordinated (with A. Carpinteri) the
He has given a course on the application of fractional calculus in
stochastic processes at the Advanced Course on Levy Procees held in January
2000 at MaPhySto,(Center
for Mathematical Physics and Stochastic)
For the notes related to his lectures given at the
1. He is the Editor of the book "Wave Propagation in Viscoelastic Media", published by Pitman, London (1982) in the series of "Pitman Research Notes in Mathematics" (No 52), which contains selected lectures held at the Euromech 127.
2. He is the Co-Editor (with A. Carpinteri) of the book "Fractals and Fractional Calculus in Continuum Mechanics", published by Springer-Verlag, Wien (1997) in the series of "CISM Courses and Lectures" (No 378), which contains selected lectures held at the CISM Course.
In order to promote the research in some fields of wave propagation, he
has organized three European Mechanics Colloquia (www.euromech.cz) in
1. the Euromech 127 on Wave Propagation in Viscoelastic Media,
2. the Euromech 179 on Waves in Fluid Filled Tubes, held in
3. the Euromech 240 on Dispersive Waves in Dissipative Fluids, held in Bologna in 1988 from August 30 to September 2 (co-chairman D.G. Crighton).
SOCIETIES, INSTITUTIONS AND PARTNERS
Unione Matematica Italiana (UMI),
National Group of Mathematical Physics (GNFM),
VISITING PROFESSOR ACTIVITY
He has spent some periods for scientific collaboration in
several qualified Institutions of Europe and North -
Dept. of Applied
Mathematics & Theoretical Physics, Cambridge
Applied Mechanics, Karlsruhe
Dept of Applied Mathematics, Twente
Courant Institute of
Mathematical Sciences, NYU, New-York
Dept. of Mathematics, UA,