BURIONI Raffaella

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Raffaella Burioni is professor of Theoretical Physics of Matter in the Department of Physics at the University of Parma

She graduated in Physics with honors from the II University of Rome and obtained a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Rome "La Sapienza". She has been post-doc at the Theoretical Physics Laboratory of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris and then at the Physics Department of the University of Milan.

She is the author of more than 120 publications in international journals, including PNAS and Nature Communications, and three invited review articles, which she has presented to numerous National and International Conferences. Among the most recent and important, the Keynote Lecture at the ECCS Conference in Lucca in 2014, the Keynote Lecture at Complenet 2014 in Bologna, and the invited talks at the CSP 2013 NATO Conference in Samarkand, at the KITPC Conference on "Small systems, non equilibrium Fluctuations and Anomalous Dynamics "at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in Beijing in 2013, at the Max Planck Institute in Dresden in 2013, at Fismat2015 in Palermo, at SIF 2015 in Rome, at the StatPhys 2016 conference in Lyon, at the CONES conference at King's College in London in 2018, and at the conference on "Patterns and Synchrony" at the ICTP in Trieste in 2019.

She is Editor of Nature Scientific Report, of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical and of JSTAT.

For two years she won the Enrico Persico Prize of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. In 2014 she was appointed Fellow of the Institute for Scientific Interchange - ISI and since 2018 she has been nominated Oustanding Referee by the American Physical Society.

In 2019, she was part of the founding group of the Italian Society of Statistical Physics (SIFS). of which she was elected vice president.

Her expertize is in statistical physics of equilibrium and non-equilibrium, with a particular interest in graph theory and complex networks. She is also interested in interdisciplinary applications of statistical physics, in particular to biological systems.


Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2017/2018

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2016/2017

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2015/2016

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2014/2015

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2013/2014


  • First cycle degree (DM 270) CHEMISTRY A.Y. 2020/2021
  • PHYSICS A.Y. 2020/2021
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) CHEMISTRY A.Y. 2019/2020
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) CHEMISTRY A.Y. 2018/2019
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) CHEMISTRY A.Y. 2017/2018
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) CHEMISTRY A.Y. 2016/2017
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) CHEMISTRY A.Y. 2015/2016

Teacher tutor

  • First cycle degree (DM 270) PHYSICS A.Y. 2014/2015
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) PHYSICS A.Y. 2013/2014

Other appointments


-  Quality Manager for the Master Degree in Physics

- Member of the "Gruppo del Riesame" for the Master Degree in Physics

- Elected Member of the Scientific Committee - Area 102

- Member of the Collegio dei Docenti for the Ph.D. School in Physics


Founder and vicepresident of the Italian Society of Statistical Physics



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Dipartimento di Scienze Matematiche, Fisiche e Informatiche
Parco Area delle Scienze, 7/A
43124 PARMA