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Curriculum Vitae and List of Publications of Francesco Paparella



1993
Laurea in Fisica (University of Torino)
1994-1995
Cherceur Stagiaire (Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique, ENS Paris)
1996
Summer Fellow in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
1998
Ph.D. in Geophysics (University of Genova)
1998
Visiting Scientist (Astronomy dep. Columbia University)
1998-2000
Postdoctoral Fellow (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
2000-2001
Postdoctoral Fellow (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD)
2001-
Ricercatore in Fisica Matematica (Università di Lecce)


My research focuses on chaotic dynamical systems (in particular time series analysis), and on geophysical fluid dynamics, (in particular standard and doubly-diffusive convection). Recently I have begun to study granular flows.


  1. F. Paparella , A. Provenzale, Distinguishing chaos from noise: the role of the embedding delay; in Forecasting and modelling for chaotic and stochastic systems, A.Bellacicco, G.Koch, A.Vulpiani (eds.); Franco Angeli, Milano (1995), 9-21.
  2. F. Paparella, A.Babiano, C.Basdevant, A.Provenzale, P.Tanga, A Lagrangian study of the Antarctic polar vortex; J. Geophys. Res. 102 (1997), 6765-6773.
  3. J. von Hardenberg, F. Paparella, N. Platt, A.Provenzale, E.Spiegel, C.Tresser, Missing motor of on-off intermittency; Phys. Rev. E 55, 1 (1997), 58-64.
  4. J. von Hardenberg, F. Paparella, A.Provenzale, E.A.Spiegel Trough a Glass Darkly: Distinguishing Chaotic from Stochastic Resonance; Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 808, (1997), 79-96.
  5. F. Paparella A Few Steps Toward Staircases; in Double-Diffusive Processes, 1996 Summer Study Program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, S. Meacham e D. Tucholke (eds.); Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Tech. Rep. WHOI-97-10, Woods Hole MA (1997).
  6. F. Paparella, A. Provenzale, L.Smith, C.Taricco, R.Vio, Local Random analogue prediction of nonlinear processes; Phys. Lett. A 235 (1997) 233-240.
  7. G.Boffetta, A.Crisanti, F. Paparella, A.Provenzale, A.Vulpiani, Slow and fast dynamics in coupled systems: a time series analysis view; Physica D 116 (1998) 301-312.
  8. F. Paparella, E.A. Spiegel, Sheared salt fingers: instability in a truncated system; Phys. Fluids 11 (1999) 1161-1168.
  9. F. Paparella Fingering Convection: the Interplay of Small and Large Scales; Ann NY Acad Sci 898 (2000) 144-158.
  10. P. Cessi, F. Paparella Excitation of basin modes by ocean-atmosphere coupling; Geophys. Res.Letters, 28 (2001) 2437-2441
  11. R. Ferrari, F. Paparella, D. L. Rundnick, W. R. Young, The temperature-salinity relationship of the mixed layer; proceedings Aha Huliko Hawaiian Winter Workshop, Soest, Honolulu, (2001)
  12. F. Paparella, Slow Eigenmodes of the Shallow-Water Equations; proceedings of the XI International Conference on Waves and Stability in Continous Media 2001, World Scientific, Singapore, (2002)
  13. F. Paparella, E. A. Spiegel, S. Talon, Shear and mixing in oscillatory doubly diffusive convection; Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dyn., 96 (2002) 271-289
  14. F. Paparella, W. R. Young, Horizontal convection is non-turbulent; J. Fluid Mech., 466 (2002) 205-214
  15. R. Ferrari, F. Paparella, Compensation and alignment of thermohaline gradients in the ocean mixed layer; J. Phys. Ocean. 33 (2003) 2214-2223.
  16. F. Paparella, Filling gaps in chaotic time series; Phys. Letters A, 346 (2005) 47-53.
  17. F. Paparella, G. Passoni, Absence of inelastic collapse for a 1D gas of grains with an internal degree of freedom; in press in Comp. Math. App. (2007)
  18. F. Paparella, E. Pascali, Existence and unicity of solutions for a non-local relaxation equation; submitted to J. Nonlin. Analysis
  19. A.M. Cherubini, G. Metafune, F. Paparella, On the stopping time of a bouncing ball; submitted to Discrete and Continous Dyn. Sys. B
  20. F. Paparella, F. Oliveri, A particle-mesh numerical method for advection-reaction-diffusion equations with applications to plankton modeling; proceedings of the XIV International Conference on Waves and Stability in Continous Media 2007, World Scientific, Singapore, (2008)

Last update: 03/12/2007