I'm just a guy who's 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
Email: lucaZZ@magnaspesmeretrix.org (note: remove ZZ, for anti-spam purposes)
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:
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)