No-nonsense Physicist

An overview of Gabriele Giuliani’s work and life

  • Marco Polini
  • Giovanni Vignale
  • Vittorio Pellegrini
  • Jainendra K. Jain

Part of the Publications of the Scuola Normale Superiore book series (PSNS, volume 2)

Also part of the Quaderni book sub series (SELSNS, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Personal recollections

    1. Adriana Giuliani, Giuseppe Giuliani
      Pages 1-7
  3. Memories of Gabriele

    1. Paul Muzikar
      Pages 9-10
  4. Scientific Contributions

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 151-221

About this book


​This book presents a compact personal biography and a collection of works by Gabriele F. Giuliani - a distinguished condensed matter theorist who made important contributions to our understanding of collective effects in electronic materials. In 2012 he passed away after a long battle with cancer. In addition, the book features scientific contributions from some of Prof. Giuliani's former students and collaborators and a number of personal recollections by friends and colleagues which shed light on the complex, multifaceted personality of a physicist who was also a passionate soccer player and formula Ford pilot.


collective effects in electronic materials condensed matter theory two-dimensional molybdenum disulfide systems Friedel oscillations Josephson junctions spin-dependent phenomena

Editors and affiliations

  • Marco Polini
    • 1
    • 2
  • Giovanni Vignale
    • 3
  • Vittorio Pellegrini
    • 2
  • Jainendra K. Jain
    • 4
  1. 1.Graphene LabsIstituto Italiano di TecnologiaGenovaItalia
  2. 2.NESTScuola Normale SuperiorePisaItalia
  3. 3.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  4. 4.Department of PhysicsThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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