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Francesco MAINARDI 




Francesco Mainardi, born in 1942, is Professor of Mathematical Physics at
the RESEARCH FIELDS OF INTEREST Asymptotic methods in applied mathematics, integral transforms, special functions and fractional calculus, continuum mechanics (solids and fluids), mathematical aspects of wavepropagation and diffusion, and (recently) nonGaussian stochastics processes.
PUBLICATIONS 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,..)
LECTURES NOTES 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
EDITED BOOKS 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 CoEditor (with A. Carpinteri) of the book "Fractals and Fractional Calculus in Continuum Mechanics", published by SpringerVerlag, Wien (1997) in the series of "CISM Courses and Lectures" (No 378), which contains selected lectures held at the CISM Course.
CONFERENCES CHAIRED 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,
held in 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 (cochairman D.G. Crighton).
SOCIETIES, INSTITUTIONS AND PARTNERS Unione Matematica Italiana (UMI), National Group of Mathematical Physics (GNFM),
CNRINDAM.
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 Dept.
Applied Mechanics, Karlsruhe
Dept of Applied Mathematics, Twente
Courant Institute of
Mathematical Sciences, NYU, NewYork
Dept. of Mathematics, UA,
Edmonton, Alberta 