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Ph.D., Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, 2003
Laurea, Pisa University, 1999
Diploma, Scuola Normale Superiore, PIsa, 1999
since 2012: Associate professor, Columbia Physics Department
2007 - 2012: Assistant professor, Columbia Physics Department
2004 - 2007: Postdoc, Physics Department, Harvard University
2003 - 2004: Postdoc, Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, CSIC, Madrid
2011: Early Career Award, Department of Energy
2001: Tito Maiani Prize, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome
In the past decade, my research activity has focused on theoretical high energy physics, in particular on quantum field theory, gravitational physics, and cosmology.
More recently, I have started investigating possible applications of effective field theory ideas and techniques to hydrodynamics and to condensed matter systems.
S. Endlich and A. Nicolis,
The incompressible fluid revisited: vortex-sound interactions,
S. Endlich, A. Nicolis, R. A. Porto and J. Wang, Dissipation in the effective field theory for hydrodynamics: First order effects, Phys. Rev. D 88, 105001 (2013). S. Endlich, A. Nicolis and J. Wang, Solid Inflation, JCAP 1310, 011 (2013). A. Nicolis and F. Piazza, A relativistic non-relativistic Goldstone theorem: gapped Goldstones at finite charge density, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 011602 (2013). L. Hui and A. Nicolis, A no-hair theorem for the galileon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 241104 (2013). L. Hui and A. Nicolis, An Observational Test of the Vainshtein Mechanism, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 051304 (2012). A. Nicolis and D. T. Son, Hall viscosity from effective field theory, arXiv:1103.2137 [hep-th].
L. Hui and A. Nicolis, An Equivalence principle for scalar forces, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 231101 (2010). P. Creminelli, A. Nicolis and E. Trincherini, Galilean Genesis: An Alternative to inflation, JCAP 1011, 021 (2010). A. Nicolis, R. Rattazzi and E. Trincherini, The Galileon as a local modification of gravity, Phys. Rev. D 79, 064036 (2009).