Prof. dr. Francesco Giacosa
Professor at the Institute of Physics, Jan Kochanowski University
Head of the High Energy Physics department,
ul. Uniwersytecka 7, 25-406 Kielce, Poland.
Phone: 0048-41-3496448. Office: 207.
Director of the Doctoral School, Jan Kochanowski University
Rector's offices, ul. ¯eromskiego 5, 25-369 Kielce, Poland.
Phone: 0048-41-3497373, Office: 107.
Private Lecturer at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, J.W. Goethe University,
Max-von-Laue Str. 1, 60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Research and links:
Scientific Interests Hadron physics in vacuum and in medium. Fundaments of Quantum Mechanics.
Publications (from Inspire)
Ph.D. Thesis (Subject: Glueball within a nonlocal approach)
Hadron group at UJK Kielce (members, ongoing research, recent publications, etc)
1995-2001: University of Turin, Physics.
2001: Diploma Thesis “Chiral phase transitions in the NJL model”
supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wanda Alberico.
2001-2005: PhD in Physics at Tuebingen University, Germany.
PhD thesis: “Glueball phenomenology within a nonlocal approach”
supervisors: Prof. Dr. Amand Faessler and Prof. Dr. Thomas Gutsche.
2005-2006: Frankfurt am Main and Heidelberg, work on nonperturbative Yang-Mills Physics.
2006-2014: Frankfurt am Main, work on hadron physics and quantum mechanics, various didactical activities in the group of Prof. Dirk Rischke.
2013: Habilitation. Title: “An effective chiral model of QCD with vector mesons, dilaton and tetraquark: physics in the vacuum and at nonzero temperature and density”.
2014-02.2020: UJK Kielce, associate professor.
Since 03.2020: UJK Kielce, full professor.
First supervisor of 4 concluded PhD theses:
1. Stanislaus Janowski, Phenomenology of glueballs and scalar-isoscalar quarkonia within an effective hadronic model of QCD, November 2015 (Goehte U Frankfurt).
2. Thomas Wolkanowski-Gans, Dynamical generation of hadronic resonances in effective models with derivative interactions, August 2016 (Goethe U Frankfurt).
3. Lisa Olbrich, Hyperons in a chiral approach, September 2018 (Goethe U Frankfurt).
Second supervisor of 1 concluded PhD thesis: Achim Heinz, QCD under extreme conditions: the inhomogeneous condensation, October 2014 (Goethe U Frankfurt).
Presently first supervisor of 3 ongoing PhD theses: Shahryjar Jafarzade, Enrico Trotti, Arthur Vereijken.
Third-party projects in Kielce:
NCN OPUS project 2019/33/B/ST2/00613
Title: Role of the symmetries and anomalies of QCD on the phenomenology of mesons
Principal Investigator: Francesco Giacosa
Postdoc: Dr. Vanamali C. Shastry
PhD student: Arthur Vereijken
Master student(s): Agata Pniak
NCN OPUS project 2015/17/B/ST2/01625
Title: Decays and spectral functions of non-conventional mesons.
Principal Investigator: Francesco Giacosa
Postdoc: Dr. Susana Coito
PhD student: Milena Piotrowska
Master student: Tomasz Berlinski
Activities in summer winter term 2021/2022 and summer term in Kielce
Quantum computing, for data engineering, winter term 2021/2022
Advanced QM for PhD students, winter term 2021/2022
Statistical methods for PhD students, summer term 2022
General relativity for PhD students, summer term 2022
Future activity in Frankfurt summer term 2022
Decays in QM and QFT, planned between July-September 2022.
(6-12 March 2016, Costa da Caparica, Portugal)
Excited QCD 2015 (8-14 March 2015, Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia)
Excited QCD 2014 (2-8 February 2014, Bjelasnica Mountain, Sarajevo)
(3-9 February 2013, Bjelasnica Mountain, Sarajevo)
(6-12 May 2012, Peniche, Portugal)
(20-25 February 2011, Les Houches, France)
(31 January-6 February 2010, Tatra National Park, Slovakia)
(8-14 February 2009, Zakopane, Poland)
Previous activities in Kielce:
Statistical physics (winter term 2019/2020 and 2020/2021, for PhD students)
Particle physics (summer term 2019 and 2020, for master students)
Special and general relativity (for PhD students, winter term 2018/2019)
Advanced Quantum Mechanics (winter term 2014/2015, 2015/2016, and 2017/2018 for PhD students, 1. year): link
Topics in Condensed Matter Physics (winter term 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2014/2015, for PhD students, 3. year): link.
Seminar for Master Students (winter term 2017/2018, 2016/2017, summer term 2015).
Statistical methods (summer term 2016, for Phd students, 2. year)
Introduction to QCD (summer term 2016, for PhD students, 2. year)
Theory of many-body systems (winter term 2015, for PhD students, 2. year)
Introduction to the Theory of Chaos (summer term 2015, for PhD students, 3. year)
Topics in Nanophysics (winter term 2017/2018 and summer term 2015 for PhD students, 3. year)
Previous activities in Frankfurt:
The chiral group of Frankfurt (research topics, members, (some) publications; up to 2015 plus some theses updates).
Interpretations of QM (6-10/9/2021), (zoom/Frankfurt).
Effective hadronic theories, (12-16/10/2020) (zoom/Frankfurt).
Decays in QM and in QFT, 15-19/7/2019
Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics, 17-21/9/2018, each day of the week from 10:00-13:00, Aquarium room (2.114).
Topological objects in (Quantum) Field Theory" (Block-lecture for master and PhD students, 11-15/9/2017)
Effective Theories of Hadrons (Block-lecture for master and PhD students, 18-22/8/2014 (So. Se. 2014) and 18-22/8/2016 (So. Se. 2016)
Video of 2016: http://electure.studiumdigitale.uni-frankfurt.de/index.php?cat=1&sem=13&videolist=941
Blockvorlesung (Block lecture) „Decays in Quantum Field Theory (Mo. 30/8 to Fr. 4/9/2015 , 12:00 - 15:00, Room: 2.114 hier)
Meetings of the chiral group (up to Wi. Se. 2014/2015)
Mathematische Ergaenzugnen zur Vorlesung „Theoretische Physik 4 (für Bachelor-Studenten, So. Se. 2014) (link)
Neue Entwicklungen der Quantenmechanik (Proseminar für Bachelor-und Master-Studenten, So. Se. 2014.
Topological objects in field theory (für Master-Studenten. So. Se. 2013)
Decays in Quantum Field Theory (für Master-Studenten; Wi. Se. 2012/2013 and 2013/2014)
Video of 2012/2013: http://electure.studiumdigitale.uni-frankfurt.de/index.php?cat=1&sem=6&videolist=342
Mathematik für Biophysiker (Vorlesung für Bachelor-Studenten, Biophysik, So. Se. 2012)
Statistical Mechanics (Übungen; Wi. Se. 2011/2012)
Palaver WS 2011/2012 (and older palavers)
(Seminar; So. Se. 2011 and 2010)
Quantum mechanics (Übungen; So. Se. 2011)
Seminar on chiral theories (Wi. Se. 2010/2011)