di Angelo Tartaglia


de Angelo Tartaglia


by Angelo Tartaglia

Angelo Tartaglia

Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae and Reaserch InterestsAngelo Tartaglia, after graduation at the Engineering Faculty of the Politecnico di Torino and subsequently at the Science Faculty of the University of Turin, worked in experimental Solid State Physics, using neutron beams. Then progressively he began to deal with theoretical problems concerning the foundations of quantum mechanics: quantum approach to dissipative phenomena, discussion of the meaning of Bell inequalities. More recently he is studying the theory of gravitation, analysing in particular the effects of rotating masses on the propagation of electromagnetic waves and on clocks and considering experiments possibly detecting the said effects on satellites orbiting the Earth or the Sun. Now he is proposing a new theory of space-time based on an analogy with material continua containing texture defects. On the side of the application of concepts drawn from General Relativity he is working on Global Positioning exploiting the signals from pulsars.
In the field of physics teaching in universities, Tartaglia imparted courses in General Physics, for the first and second level graduations at the first and at the third Engineering Faculty of the Politecnico of Turin since 1977. The imparted courses were and are in Physics I and II, Solid StatePhysics, Electromagnetism, Waves. In the area of III level University education (PHD) Tartaglia is imparting courses on ‘Use of tensors in physics’ and ‘Relativity’, for the doctorate school in Physics of the Politecnico di Torino.
Tartaglia is a member of :
INFN (National Institute Of Nuclear Physics), Turin section, Specific Initiatives NA12 and OG51
INAF (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica)
GNFM (Gruppo Nazionale di Fisica Matematica)
VESF (Virgo-EGO Scientific Forum).
A side activity in which Tartaglia is involved with coordination role of projects both internal to the Politecnico di Torino and Europe Union funded ones concerns the field of e-learning.
Coming to academic responsibilities, Tartaglia is presently a member of the Academic Senate of the Politecnico, and has been a member of the Administration Council many times in the last 20 years.