Franco Bagnoli Researcher in Physics at University of Firenze
Dr. Franco Bagnoli was born in Florence in 1961. He holds a master in Physics at the University of Florence, and a PhD in Theoretical Physics at the University Paris VI (France). He is employed as researcher on theoretical matter physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Florence, and is a member of the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Complex Dynamics (CSDC). He directed several master and PhD thesis and is national coordinator of the experiment PlexNet (Physics of Complex Networks) of the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) and is associated to the Italian National Research Council (CNR-Dynamics of Complex Systems). He participated in several national and international projects and has been the local coordinator of the UE Scicafé, RECOGNITION, EINS-Focal and SciCafe2.0 projects. His research interests range from modeling of physical and biological systems using discrete dynamics, models of opinion formation, cognitive structures involved in online interaction, science communication and popularization. He is the author of about 100 publications on international journals. He is also the president of the association “Caffè-Scienza” (Science Café) for science communication and the delegate for the public engagement of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Florence.