Piero Truini is a researcher in Theoretical Physics, Mathematical models and methods. From 1983 to 2018 he was part of the Department of Physics – Università degli Studi di GENOVA and of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (I.N.F.N.) in Genoa, to which he is still affiliated. He got his PhD in Physics in December 1979, cum laude. He has been a N.A.T.O. fellow for post-doc research with professor L.C. Biedenharn at the Department of Physics – Duke University, Durham North Carolina, USA, from March 1980 to June 1983. He was a visiting scientist at Duke Universtity, S.L.A.C. and Los Alamos natinal lab. (1980’s) with L.C. Biedenharn, U.C.L.A. (1990’s) with V.S. Varadarajan, Yale (1999-2000) with F. Iachello. He was appointment as a Member of the Experts’ Committee for Industrial Innovation New Technologies (D.M. MISE 30/03/09) and was a Member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Space Agency (D.M. MIUR 05/08/09).
His range of expertise involves:
– Non-commutative generalization of ordinary probability theory;
– Algebraic Models of Quantum Mechanics based on the Octonions;
– Exceptional Lie Groups as gauge groups for Grand Unification;
– Symmetric Spaces for the description of scalar matter fields in supergravity;
– Group Theoretical applications to Axiomatic Quantum Field Theory;
– Quantum Groups in exactly and quasi exactly solvable quantum models;
– Integrable Models and applications to Polymers;
– Decoherence effects and topological quantum computation;
– Algebraic approach to Quantum Gravity.