I'm just a guy who's a natural philosopher for fun.

(On the right: a picture of the present situation in quantum theory)

**Orcid: 0000-0002-6070-0784**

**Open Science Framework:
DOI:10.17605/OSF.IO/ETFQG**

**arXiv: PierGianLuca Porta Mana's articles on
arXiv**

**Googlol scholar: PierGianLuca Porta Mana**

**Presently at:**

Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience

NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology

NO-7030 Trondheim

Norway

**Fax:** +4773598294

**Email:** lucaZZ@magnaspesmeretrix.org
(**note:** remove *ZZ*, for anti-spam purposes)

Page at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Previous
page at the University of Oxford

Previous
page at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

**Personal
page** (an exercise in self-indulgence)

**Current research:** I am interested in fundamental physics - see
image at the bottom. In other words I'm interested in *statistical
general-relativistic continuum electromagneto-thermo-mechanics*, in all
its physical, probabilistic, logical, mathematical, computational, philosophical, historical aspects. For
example:

- probability theory and formal logic,
- continuum thermomechanics,
- statistical mechanics,
- affine, convex, differential, & Riemannian geometry,
- general relativity,
- quantum theory: foundations, state estimation, field theory, statistical mechanics,
- quantization of Julio Iglesias,
- neuroscience,
- exterior & de Rham calculus and Grassmann-Cayley algebras,
- high-dimensional numerical integration and Monte Carlo methods,
- generalized finite elements and Whitney forms,
- philosophy and history of science.

**CVRRICVLVMVITAE and publication
& seminar list**.

The works I authored and co-authored can be found for free in the
Open Science Framework and on arXiv. Why?:

Some works difficult to retrieve online are available here:

P.G.L. Porta Mana, L. Zanna:

*Toward a stochastic parametrization of ocean mesoscale eddies*(2014), in Ocean Modelling; available as a pdf file.P.G.L. Porta Mana:

*Studies in plausibility theory, with applications to physics*(2007), PhD thesis. Available as a pdf file.P.G.L. Mana, G. Björk:

*Uncertainty, information, and entropy: comparison of two definitions*, invited talk at the*Ninth International Conference on Squeezed States and Uncertainty Relations*ICSSUR' 2005, Besançon, France (2005). Slides available as a pdf file and as a pps presentation file.P.G.L. Porta Mana:

*Asymptotic symmetries of anti-de Sitter space in two and three dimensions*(2000), Università di Cagliari, Italy. Available as a pdf file.

Other notes, reports, and drafts are available upon request.