BURIONI Raffaella

Professore di I fascia
Settore scientifico disciplinare
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching
  • Appointments
  • Research
  • Third mission

Raffaella Burioni is Full Professor of Theoretical Physics in the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science at the University of Parma.

She holds a MS in Physics with honours from the 2nd University of Rome and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Rome 'La Sapienza'. She worked as a 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 and at INFM, the National Institute for the Physics of Matter.

She authored more than 130 publications in international journals, including PNAS and Nature Communications,  three invited review articles and 1 patent. She has presented her work in numerous National and International Conferences. Among the most recent and relevant, the Keynote Lecture at the ECCS Conference in Lucca in 2014, the Keynote Lecture at Complenet 2014 in Bologna,  the Keynote Talk at the 47th Meco Conference in Statistical Physics in Erice in 2022, 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 the StatPhys 2016 conference in Lyon, at the CONES conference at King's College in London in 2018, at the 35th Marian Smoluchowski Symposium on Statistical Physics in Krakov in 2022 and at the Conference "Rare events in physics and climate” at the Ben-Gurion University in Israel in 2022.

She serves in many international panels for the management of research and in the Editorial Board for  JSTAT,  for Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical and for Nature Scientific Reports.

She has twice received the Enrico Persico Prize of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. In 2014 she was appointed Fellow of the Institute for Scientific Interchange - ISI and in 2018 has been nominated Oustanding Referee by the American Physical Society. In 2020 she joined the European Center for Living Technology in Venice as a Fellow.

In 2019, she was part of the founding group of the Italian Society of Statistical Physics (SIFS), of which she was elected vice president. She serves as Chair of the Division "Non Linear and Statistical Physics" of the European Physical Society (EPS).

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


Anno accademico di erogazione: 2023/2024

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2022/2023

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

Teacher tutor

  • Second cycle degree PHYSICS A.Y. 2023/2024
  • Second cycle degree PHYSICS A.Y. 2022/2023
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) PHYSICS A.Y. 2014/2015
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) PHYSICS A.Y. 2013/2014


  • PHYSICS A.Y. 2022/2023
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) PHYSICS A.Y. 2022/2023
  • PHYSICS A.Y. 2021/2022
  • 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

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

Chair of the "Statistical and Non Linear Physics" Division of the European Physical Society


Phone number
Fax number


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