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Name and Surname: ANTONIO PONNO

Place and Date of Birth: Rome (Italy), February 3, 1972

Position: Associate Professor (since November 1, 2014)


Topics: Hamiltonian and Statistical Mechanics

Università degli Studi di Padova
Dipartimento di Matematica "T. Levi-Civita" (Torre Archimede)
Via Trieste 63, 35121 Padova (Italy)

Email: ponno /at/ math.unipd.it



  1. G. Benettin, S. Pasquali, A. Ponno
    The Fermi-Pasta-Ulam problem and its underlying integrable dynamics: an approach through Lyapunov Exponents`
    (submitted for publication on January, 2018)

  2. A. Carati, A. Ponno
    Chopping Time of the FPU α-Model
    J. Stat. Phys. 170 (2018), 883-894
    (equivalent preprint)

  3. G. Benettin, H. Christodoulidi, A. Ponno
    The Fermi-Pasta-Ulam problem and its underlying integrable dynamics
    J. Stat. Phys. 152 (2013), 195-212
    (equivalent preprint)

  4. A. Ponno, H. Christodoulidi, Ch. Skokos, S. Flach
    The two stage dynamics in the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam problem:
    from regular to diffusive behavior

    Chaos 21 (2011), 043127/1-14
    (equivalent preprint)

  5. G. Benettin, A. Ponno
    Time-Scales to Equipartition in the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam Problem:
    Finite Size Effects and Thermodynamic Limit

    J. Stat. Phys. 144 (2011), 793-812

  6. G. Benettin, A. Ponno
    On the numerical integration of FPU-like systems
    Physica D 240 (2011), 568-573

  7. G. Benettin, R. Livi, A. Ponno
    The Fermi-Pasta-Ulam Problem: Scaling Laws vs. Initial Conditions
    J. Stat. Phys. 135 (2009), 873-893

  8. A. Ponno, F. Pegoraro, L. Galgani
    On the stability of spatially uniform Langmuir oscillations of electronic plasmas
    Comm. Nonlin. Science Num. Sim. 13 (2008), 158-162

  9. S. Flach, A. Ponno
    The Fermi-Pasta-Ulam problem:
    Periodic orbits, normal forms and resonance overlap criteria

    Physica D 237 (2008), 908-917

  10. D. Bambusi, A. Ponno
    Resonance, Metastability and Blow-up in FPU
    in "The Fermi-Pasta-Ulam problem", ed. by G. Gallavotti,
    Springer Lecture Notes in Physics 728, 2008, 191-205

  11. D. Bambusi, A. Ponno
    On Metastability in FPU
    Comm. Math. Phys. 264 (2006), 539-561

  12. A. Ponno
    A Theorem on the Equilibrium Thermodynamics of Hamiltonian Systems
    Physica A 359 (2006), 162-176

  13. A. Ponno, J. R. Ruggiero, E. Drigo, J. De Luca
    Energy localization in the Φ4 oscillator chain
    Phys. Rev. E 73 (2006), 056609/1-7

  14. A. Ponno, D. Bambusi
    Korteweg-de Vries equation and energy sharing in Fermi-Pasta-Ulam
    Chaos 15 (2005), 015107/1-5

  15. A. Ponno, D. Bambusi
    Energy cascade in Fermi-Pasta-Ulam models
    Proceedings of the International Conference on Symmetry and Perturbation Theory 2004,
    ed. by G. Gaeta et al., World Scientific Publishing, 2005, 263-270

  16. A. Ponno
    The Fermi-Pasta-Ulam problem in the thermodynamic limit:
    Scaling laws of the energy cascade

    Proceedings of the Cargése Summer School 2003 on Chaotic Dynamics and Transport in
    Classical and Quantum Systems, ed. by P. Collet et al., Kluwer Academic Publishers (2005), 431-440

  17. J. De Luca, E. Drigo, A. Ponno, J. R. Ruggiero
    Energy localization in the Peyrard-Bishop DNA model
    Phys. Rev. E 70 (2004), 026213/1-9

  18. A. Ponno
    Soliton theory and the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam problem in the thermodynamic limit
    Europhys. Lett. 64 (2003), 606-612

  19. D. Bambusi, A. Carati, A. Ponno
    The nonlinear Schroedinger equation as a resonant normal form
    DCDS-B 2 (2002), 109-128

  20. A. Ponno, L. Galgani, D. C. Montgomery
    A class of resistive axysimmetric magnetohydrodynamic equilibria
    in a periodic cylinder

    J. Plasma Phys. 67 (2002), 251-269

  21. A. Carati, L. Galgani, A. Ponno, A. Giorgilli
    The Fermi-Pasta-Ulam problem
    Il Nuovo Cimento B 117 (2002), 1017-1026

  22. P. Martin et al.
    New insights into MHD dynamics of magnetically confined plasmas from experiments in RFX
    Nuclear Fusion 42 (2002), 247-257

  23. V. Antoni et al.
    Transport mechanisms and enhanced confinement studies in RFX
    Nuclear Fusion 41 (2001), 431-436

  24. A. Ponno, L. Galgani, F. Guerra
    Analytical estimate of stochasticity thresholds in Fermi-Pasta-Ulam and φ4 models
    Phys. Rev. E 61 (2000), 7081-7086

(Pdf files of each paper are available on request to the author)



Research Interests:

Editor of: Mathematical Physics, Analysis and Geometry