I’m Giorgio Nicoletti, a Postdoctoral Researcher in the ECHO lab at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.

I am a theoretical physicist working at the interface between statistical physics, biology, and ecology. I obtained my PhD in Physics cum laude at the Laboratory of Interdisciplinary Physics at the University of Padova under the supervision of Amos Maritan and Samir Suweis, with a particular focus on how the physics of phase transition and critical systems can be applied to the study of biological systems.

I was awarded the Graduate Alumni Award from the University of Padova for the best graduate student in the School of Science. I have been an affiliate of the Padova Neuroscience Center, in Italy, and a visiting Ph.D. student at the AI center of the University of Tübingen, in Germany. I have been a visiting Ph.D. student and a visiting scientist at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany.

My work at a glance

My main project with Andrea Rinaldo (EPFL) and Amos Maritan (University of Padova) is the study of spatial metapopulation models in arbitrary network topologies to understand how dispersal affects survival, coexistence and dynamics of ecological metacommunities.

With Daniel M. Busiello (MPIPKS, Germany) and many other collaborators, I am also currently working on understanding how biological systems process information and how they adapt to their environment, seeking universal principles that can be applied across different scales.

Collaboration network

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Talks & contributions

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