Giovanni SPARANO Curriculum

Giovanni Sparano was born in Naples on 28.1.1957. He graduated with honors in Physics in 1981 from the University of Naples "Federico II". He then obtained a Master's Degree in 1985 and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics in 1988 at Syracuse University, Syracuse, United States of America. In 1988/89 he received an "Appointment for scientific collaboration" for a year at the “Centre d'etudes nucléaires de Saclay” in France. His academic career began as a researcher in theoretical physics at the University of Naples "Federico II" from 1991 to 1997. Then continued at the University of Salerno, first as a researcher in Geometry from 1997 to 2001 and then, from 2001, as an associate professor in Geometry. He is a member of the Department of Mathematics. His research interests include: differential geometry, the geometry of non-linear partial differential equations and secondary calculus, symplectic geometry and in particular integrable systems,  non-commutative geometry. Currently his research interest deals mainly with the systematic study of the Einstein equations for metrics that admit non-trivial algebra of Killing fields: the analysis of exact solutions, symmetries and conservation laws, recursion operators, integrability of geodesic flows and physical interpretation of the solutions in the context of General Relativity.