Luciano Pietronero graduated in Physics in 1971 in Rome. After several experiences abroad in the corporate research sector (Xerox Research Center Webster in New York and Brown Boveri Research Center in Switzerland), he was a full professor of Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and then at the University of Rome “Sapienza”. In 2004, he founded the Institute of Complex Systems (ISC) of the CNR. In 2007, he was the president of the 23rd edition of the STATPHYS conference, and in 2008, he won the Enrico Fermi prize, the most important of the Italian Physics Society. Author or co-author of more than 400 scientific publications; in 1987, he introduced the concept of fractal cosmology and in 2012, the Economic Fitness and Complexity model. Mentor of a generation of young scientists in the fields of complex systems, statistical mechanics and superconductivity at high temperatures, since 2019, he has been President of the Enrico Fermi Historical Museum of Physics and Study and Research Centre.
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