I'm just a natural philosopher for fun.
(On the right: a picture of the present situation in quantum theory)
Open Science Framework: DOI:10.17605/OSF.IO/ETFQG
arXiv: PierGianLuca Porta Mana's articles on arXiv
Googlol scholar: PierGianLuca Porta Mana
Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience
NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology
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)
I don't care about impact factors, h-indices, i10-indices, G-indices, and the like. I just try to do good and interesting science. Also, I believe that there's only one proper peer-reviewer, and that's the whole scientific community, not just two or three persons specially selected from it.
Current research: I am interested in fundamental physics - see image at the bottom. In other words I'm interested in probabilistic general-relativistic continuum electromagneto-thermo-mechanics, in all its physical, probabilistic, logical, mathematical, computational, philosophical, historical aspects. For example:
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.
On `fundamental' physics: (click on the image for double size)