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Personal informations

Date and place of birth: 19th March 1981, Dolo (VE), Italy
Nationality: Italy
Professional address: Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Physique (LIPhy), 38400 Saint-Martin-d’Héres, France.
Email: giacomo dot gradenigo at ujf-grenoble dot fr


Laurea (Master degree)

- Laurea Vecchio Ordinamento - University of Padova, Physics Departement, 22-03-2006, Padova, Italy.

- Marks: 110/110

- Advisor: Prof. Giancarlo Benettin.

- Title:Study of energy exchanges in the vicinity of equilibrium for mono and bidimensional FPU systems”.


- Ph.D. in Physics: University of Trento, Physics Departement, 12-11-2009, Trento, Italy.

- Advisor: Dr. Paolo Verrocchio.

- Title:The study of surface tension within the Random First-Order Theory of glass transition”. Available at: “http://eprints-phd.biblio.unitn.it/136/”.

- Thesis referees:

- Prof. Leticia F. Cugliandolo, Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Hautes Energies,
   Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI.

- Prof. Walter Kob, Laboratoire Charles Coulomb, Universit´eMontpellier II.

- Prof. Stefano Giorgini, Dipartimento di Fisica, Universit´a di Trento.



- December 2009 - November 2012: Post-doc fellowship at “Istituto Sistemi Complessi” (ISC-CNR) and University “Sapienza”, Roma. Fellowship founded by the project “Granular Gases to explore Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics”, headed by Dr. Andrea Puglisi.

- December 2012 - November 2013: Post-doc at “Institut de Physique Théorique (IPhT)”, CEA, Saclay, France. Fellowship founded by the project “New Strategies for the Glass Transition: from Equilibrium theories to Aging dynamics”: collaboration with Dr. Giulio Biroli (CEA, Saclay) and Prof. Silvio Franz (LPTMS, Orsay).

- December 2013 - November 2014: “Chair Junior CNRS” at “Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modéles Statistiques (LPTMS)”, Université Paris-Sud, France. Fellowship founded by the project “New Strategies for the Glass Transition: from Equilibrium theories to Aging dynamics”, presented in collaboration with Dr. Giulio Biroli (CEA, Saclay) and Prof. Silvio Franz (LPTMS, Orsay).

- December 2014 - June 2017: Post-doc at “Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Physique (LIPhy)”, Universit´e Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France. Work in collaboration with E. Bertin in a project focused on driven amorphous system, headed by J.-L. Barrat.


Computer skills

- Languages : Fortran, C, C++.

- Operative Systems : UNIX, LINUX, Windows.

- Softwares : Mathematica, Latex, Awk, Gnuplot, Emacs.


Spoken languages

- Italian (mother tongue), English (fluent), French (good).


Publications and referee activity

I published 22 papers on international journal (H-index 11), 3 conference proceedings, and a book chapter “Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics of Small Systems: Fluctuation Relations and Beyond” (Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2013) R. Klages, W. Just, C. Jarzynski (Eds.).
I have 3 more paper in preparetion.

I am referee of the following journals:

- Physical Review Letters

- Physical Review E

- Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiments

- New Journal of Physics


Scientific references

Prof. Jean-Louis Barrat. Email: Jean-Louis dot Barrat at ujf-grenoble dot fr ,“Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Physique” (LIPhy), 140 Avenue de la Physique – 38402 - Saint Martin d’H`eres, Francia.

Dr. Eric Bertin. Email: eric dot bertin at ujf-grenoble dot fr ,“Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Physique” (LIPhy), 140 Avenue de la Physique - 38402 Saint Martin d’Hères, Francia.

Prof. Angelo Vulpiani. Email: angelo dot vulpiani at roma1 dot infn dot it , Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università “Sapienza”, Piazzale A. Moro 2, 00185 Roma.

Dr. Andrea Puglisi. Email: andrea dot puglisi at roma1 dot infn dot it , “Istituto Sistemi Complessi” (ISC-CNR) e Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università “Sapienza”, P.le A. Moro 2, 00185 Roma.

Prof. Silvio Franz. Email: silvio dot franz at lptms dot u-psud dot fr, “Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques” (LPTMS), Université Paris Sud - Bậtiment 100, 15 rue Georges Cl´emenceau, 91405 Orsay CEDEX, Francia.

Dr. Giulio Biroli. Email: giulio dot biroli at cea dot fr , Institut de Physique Théorique (IPhT), Ormes des Merisiers, CEA Saclay, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, Francia.

Dr. Andrea Cavagna. Email: andrea dot cavagna at roma1 dot infn dot it , “Instituto Sistemi Complessi” (ISC-CNR), via dei Taurini 19, 00185 Roma.


Teaching experience


I started my teaching activities in 2007, during my doctoral studies at the University of Trento. In this University I got a contract for 40 hours of tutoring for the students of the first year of “Laurea Triennale” (Bachelor degree). My tutoring activity consisted in proposing to the students and solving together with them, within an open discussion, some exercises focused on the subjects treated in the first courses of the Bachelor (Mechanics, Thermodynamics).


List of subjects treated

Mechanics: 1) Kinematics; 2) Elementary mechanics, forces and conservation ofenergy; 3) Vectorial calculus with forces; 4) Angular momentum; 5) Static and dynamic friction. 6) Equivalence principle for inertial and non-inertial systems.

Thermodynamics: 1) Thermodynamic equilibrium; 2) First and second law of thermodynamics; 3) Thermodynamic of reversibles and irreversibles transformations; 4) Carnot cycle; 5) Entropy ptoduction in irreversible transformations.



During my post-docs in Rome and Paris I was the co-supervisor of three Masters degree thesis:

Roberto Trozzo (Thesis defended in February 2011). Title: Studio numerico di un liquido sottoraffreddato in geometria confinata lineare: funzione di correlazione ed energia d’interfaccia. ( Eng: Numerical study of a supercooled liquid confined in a slab geometry: correlation functions and interface energy). Supervisors: Prof. G. Parisi, Dr. A. Cavagna.

Alessandro Manacorda (Thesis defended in Septembre 2012). Title: Un modello di ratchet granulare con attrito. (Eng: A model of granular ratchet with dry friction). Supervisor: Dr. A. Puglisi.

Stefano Spigler (Thesis defended in September 2014). Title ”Plaquette models for glasses”


Conferences organization

During my last year of post-doc in Rome I organized together with Andrea Puglisi and Alessandro Sarracino the following international conference: Non-equilibrium fluctuation-response relations, Giglio Island, June 5th-8th, 2012. Organizing commitee: Giacomo Gradenigo, Andrea Puglisi, Alessandro Sarracino. Scientific committee: Umberto Marini Bettolo Marconi, Lamberto Rondoni, Angelo Vulpiani.