For his many original and outstanding contributions to dynamical systems, chaos and statistical physics
Prof. Dr. Antonio Politihas been awarded the Martin-Gutzwiller-Fellowship 2004/2005
of the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems.
"Statistical Dynamics" is the headline under which Antonio Politi summarizes his broad research activities in dynamical systems, chaos, statistical physics, and applications. The name "Politi" has been intimately linked to complex dynamics since the early days of this field. Starting his career in the lab of Tito Arecchi with the study of models for laser dynamics, Antonio Politi was confronted with chaos and strange attractors. In these days where fractal dimensions were topical he made outstanding and well cited contributions to the statistics and dynamical creation of multi-fractal sets and to the consequences of non-hyperbolicity, partly in collaboration with Remo Badii and with Peter Grassberger. Working under one roof with experimentalists, he addressed many issues of experimental relevance, in particular related to laser physics and to time series analysis. As an example, his paper on dimension increase by filtering signals is a "must read" for everyone in data analysis.
Dr. Politi's talk on April 18, 2005