Born in 1982, Guglielmo received a PhD in theoretical physics at the Department of Physics in Pisa in 2012 with the thesis “Deterministic Abelian Sandpile Models and Patterns”. Afterward, he moved to Paris for a postdoc. He was one year in LPTMS and then he moved to LIP6, where he finished his postdoc in the summer of 2014.
His current research interests are in the field of statistical mechanics and the relations with combinatorics and graph theory with special emphasis on the Abelian sandpile model and its various applications. In particular he wants to achieve a full comprehension of the process of pattern formation, which is ubiquitous in the different dynamics of this model and is a key for the explanation of a number of structures emerging naturally in the study of the sandpile. Above all that, the patterns are wonderful to see, thus giving an additional pleasure to the research.
He is an enthusiastic photographer, loves all sorts of outdoor activities, especially in the mountains, and is a passionate cook and food lover.
Project: Meaningful Graph Annotation
Most of the time when we look at a curve of some data, we automatically catch the important features of the resulting graph. This project aims to implement an automatic annotator which, when called, displays the meaningful information (peaks/dips, trends/fits, averages, variances and much more) in a way useful to more quickly get the sense of the curve like a human being would do.
Favorite Outer Totalistic r=1, k=2 2D Cellular Automaton