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Associate Professor
Physics Department
University of Michigan
AnnArbor, MI 48109-1120

Phone: 734-764-3271
FAX: 734-763-9694
Email: nori@umich.edu
URL: http://www-personal.engin.umich.edu/~nori/

B.S. Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela 1982
M.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1983
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1987

Picture of Franco Nori
Franco Nori

Description of Research
Vortex dynamics, superconductivity, dynamical instabilities (avalanches), complex spatio-temporal nonlinear dynamics, transport phenomena (of electrons, phonons, vortices, grains) in systems that have disorder and/or reduced dimensionality, squeezed states in condensed matter (squeezed phonons and supressed quantum fluctuations in superconductors), Josephson junctions, acoustic interference, path-integral analytical studies of quantum interference effects due to electron motion in magnetic fields.
Recent Papers or Publications
PHASE LOCKING, DEVIL'S STAIRCASES, FAREY TREES, AND ARNOLD'S TONGUES IN DRIVEN VORTEX LATTICES WITH PERIODIC PINNING, C. Reichhardt and F. Nori, Phys. Rev. Lett., 82 , 414 (1999).

TOPOLOGICAL INVARIANTS IN MICROSCOPIC TRANSPORT ON ROUGH LANDSCAPES: MORPHOLOGY, HIERARCHICAL STRUCTURE, AND HORTON ANALYSIS OF RIVER--LIKE NETWORKS OF VORTICES, A. Mehta, C. Reichhardt, C.J. Olson, and F. Nori, Phys. Rev. Lett., 82 , 3641 (1999).

SUPERCONDUCTING FLUXON PUMPS AND LENSES, J. Wambaugh, C. Reichhardt, C.J. Olson, F. Marchesoni, and F. Nori, Phys. Rev. Lett., 83 , in press (1999).

Special Honors or Awards
Recent Awards (1997-present): 1997 LS&A Excellence in Education Award, and 1998 LS&A Excellence in Research Award (both from the Univ. of Michigan).

Invited Talks, Colloquia, Seminars. Total of over 100: over 23 invited talks at international conferences; and over 56 seminars and 24 colloquia at Universities and Industrial/National Laboratories.

Work Featured in: Science News (in 92, 93, 95, and 97), Physics World (93), Science (94), Science on-line (97), Scientific American (97), American Physical Society News (95 and 96), and ``Physics News" of the American Institute of Physics (96 and 97); as well as featured in the science/discovery sections of newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV programs (in the US and abroad).

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