I am a professor in Mathematics at Wilfrid Laurier University, where my research is supported by grants from the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). I am author of more than 40 articles in peer reviewed journals, and of a book.
I received my BSc in Physics from the University of Pisa in 1999, and my PhD in Mathematics from University of Victoria in 2003.
Prior to joining Laurier, I was a visiting assistant professor at University of California, Irvine (2003-2006).
My research principally focuses on the Newtonian N-body problem and the N-vortex problem. These are problems of great importance in science and engineering. The former problem consists in the analysis of the motion of N point particles in a setting where the dynamics are dictated by gravitational law. The latter is an old problem in fluid mechanics and can be viewed as an N-body problem since, in an ideal fluid, one can study how vortices interact without reference to the background fluid.
More recently, I have also been studying mechanical problems where differential geometry, algebraic geometry and topology play an important role.
I have research assistantships opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students interested in celestial mechanics, classical mechanics, geometric mechanics and more. I am also willing to supervise graduate students in the same areas.
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