24 April 2020 - Workshop

Highlights in Solid State Physics:
Workshop in memory of Giuseppe Pastori Parravicini

Friday 24 April 2020 at 15.30
We will held only the memory session online, see below

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Coronavirus update (03/04/2020): Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the full workshop cannot take place and it is impossible to plan a new date. Therefore we have decided to keep only the memory session as an online meeting, which will take place on Friday 24 April at 15.30, as already planned. The link to the virtual meeting room will be communicated by email to registered participants. Participants who registered before January 31th are already in the mailing list and do not need to register again. We ask other interested colleagues and students to fill the registration form, in order to check the number of participants versus the capacity of the virtual room (up to 300 participants, no problems are expected).

Ricordo di Giuseppe Pastori Parravicini, Venerdì 24 Aprile 2020 ore 15.30:
Erio Tosatti (SISSA and ICTP, Trieste): “ Theory of solids in Italy – from birth to adult age ”
Giuseppe La Rocca (SNS Pisa): “ L’eredità scientifica di Giuseppe Pastori Parravicini ”
Raffaello Girlanda (Università di Messina) “ Messina anni ’60 ”
Giuseppe Grosso (Università di Pisa): “ Pisa anni ’70 – ’80 ”
Lucio Andreani (Università di Pavia): “ Pavia anni ’90 – ’00 ”
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Giuseppe Pastori Parravicini, born in Castirana Vidardo (close to Milan) on 25/10/1939, graduated in Physics in 1963 at the University of Milan. He was a professor at the Universities of Messina, Pisa, and Pavia. He lectured Solid State Physics in Pisa from 1969 to 1989, and in Pavia from 1990 until his retirement in 2011. He passed away in Pisa on 28/04/2019, at the age of 79.

The scientific activity of Giuseppe Pastori Parravicini (‘Peppino’, for friends) concerned the theory of electronic levels in crystalline solids; the theory of symmetries; linear and nonlinear spectroscopy; excitonic resonances in atoms, molecules and solids; recursion and renormalization methods for lattices, superlattices, and aperiodic systems; the Keldysh method for electronic transport in nanostructures.

His wide research and teaching experience in condensed matter theory ended up in the publication of two books: the monograph “Electronic States and Optical Transitions in Solids”, together with Giuseppe Franco Bassani (Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1975); the textbook “Solid State Physics”, together with Giuseppe Grosso (Academic Press, 2000, Elsevier-Academic Press, 2014). Both works are widely known in the community, also in translated versions (in Russia, China, Japan), and became internationally recognized references for solid state physics.

Giuseppe Pastori Parravicini educated several generations of students in Messina, Pisa, and Pavia, initiating them to research in condensed matter physics. His scientific heritage will be the main focus of the workshop, through the presentations of research results by his older and younger students.

Local organization: Lucio Andreani, Matteo Cococcioni.