Mario Rasetti


ISI Foundation

Fields of study:
Theory of Condensed Matter (superconductivity, strongly interacting electron systems), Statistical Mechanics (many electron and spin [classical and quantum] systems), Theory of Non-linear Dynamical Systems, Quantization, Quantum Optics, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, Josephson Junctions Dynamics.

Mario Rasetti, got his degree (MSc) in Nuclear Engineering and a second one in Mathematics at the Politecnico of Torino in 1967/68. He got his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics at the CTH in Göteborg.From the very beginning, his scientific activity had an international profile (Yale, Coral Gables at Miami University, Princeton at the Institute for Advanced Studies). Back to Italy, after winning a national competition for a full professorship in theoretical physics at the Politecnico, he funded the ISI Foundation. He is author or co-author of more than 250 papers on scientific journals and 4 books. He has been awarded with the following prizes and honors:

  • Majorana Prize for Theoretical Physics, 2009
  • Volta Medal for Science, 2010
  • Outstanding Referee, American Institute of Physics, 2009
The most relevant fields of research and contribution are: quantum theory of vortices; statistical mechanics of classical spin models; high Tc superconductivity: metal-insulator transition; strongly interacting fermion systems; non-abelian crystallography; generalized coherent states and non-classical states of light; number-phase problem; decoherence-free states for quantum computation; holonomic quantum computation; single-boson realization of Virasoro algebra; quantum algorithms for links; knots and 3-manifold topological invariants; dynamical algebras (super, quantum) in condensed matter physics; quantum combing of parenthesized groups; quantization of dynamical systems over discrete sets; Spin Network Quantum Automaton scheme for quantum computation; quantum solitons and Peierls deformation; topological methods in data science.


Here, the huge rainbow within the COVID-19 storm

I. Capua, M. Rasetti
EClinicalMedicine Volumes 29–30 (2020)

Quantum Vortices, Quantum Knots: Intertwining Physics, Topology and Algebra

TULLIO REGGE An Eclectic Genius, From Quantum Gravity to Computer Play (2019)

Spin Network Quantum Circuits

A. Marzuoli, M. Rasetti
International Journal of Circuit Theory Applications 45:7 (2017)

The ‘Life Machine’: A Quantum Metaphor for Living Matter

International Journal of Theoretical Physics Volume 56, Issue 1 (2017)

Topological Field Theory of Data: Mining Data Beyond Complex Networks

M. Rasetti, E. Merelli
Advances in Disordered Systems, Random Processes and Some Applications (2017)

Topology driven modeling: the IS metaphor

E. Merelli, M. Pettini, M. Rasetti
Natural Computing 14, 3 (2014)

Where do bosons actually belong?

A. Marzuoli, F. Raffa, M. Rasetti
Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 47 (2014)

Singularities in ion trap nonlinear coherent states

F. Raffa, M. Rasetti, M. Genovese
Physics Letters A 376, 4 (2012)

Peierls Distortion and Quantum Solitons

C. Marletto, M. Rasetti
Physical Review Letters 109 / 12 (2012)

Microscopic description of 2D topological phases, duality and 3D state sums

Z. Kadar, A. Marzuoli, M. Rasetti
Advances in Mathematical Physics 2010 ID 671039 (2010)

The Nature Description in Quantum Field Theory: Open Problems and Epistemological Perspective

M. Rasetti, C. Marletto
I. Licata and A. Sakaji, eds., Springer Verlag, New York (2009)

Natural Number and Quantum States in Fock Space

F. Raffa, M. Rasetti
International Journal of Quantum Information 7 (2009)

Braiding and Entanglement in Spin Networks: a combinatorial approach to topological phases

Z. Kadar, A. Marzuoli, M. Rasetti
International Journal of Quantum Information 7, 1 (2009)