My name is Giorgio Nicoletti and I am currently a Ph.D. student in Physics at the University of Padova, Italy. I obtained both my BSc and my MSc in Physics at the University of Padova, and I spent a semester as an Erasmus student at the International Master in the Physics of Complex System in Paris, at Paris-Sud, Sorbonne Université and Paris-Diderot.

I am working in the Laboratory of Interdisciplinary Physics under the supervision of Amos Maritan and Samir Suweis. My current main research interest is the physics of phase transitions and critical systems and its relation to interdisciplinary settings.

I am fascinated by the possibilities that tools and concepts from Statistical Mechanics open up in different fields, with a particular attention to Neuroscience for which I am collaborating with the Padova Neuroscience Center. I was a visiting Ph.D. student at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany, under the supervision of Daniel M. Busiello, and at the University of Tübingen, working in the Self-organization and optimality in neuronal networks group under the supervision of Anna Levina.

I was awarded the Graduate Alumni Award from the University of Padova for the best graduate student in the School of Science.