# Antonino DEL POPOLO

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Tuesday and Thursday from 15:00 to 16:00** Dr.Antonino Del Popolo** completed his undergraduated studies in Bologna University in 1990, discussing the thesis *Pulsars observation as a probe of General Relativity*, and his graduated studies in Catania University in 1994, discussing the thesis *The evolution of clusters of Galaxies in a Standard CDM model*. He worked as a researcher in CRL (NICT) Institute (Tokyo), in Argelander Institute (Bonn), as an assistant professor in Bosphorus University (Istanbul), and full professor in Istanbul Technical University (Istanbul). Dr. Del Popolo is researcher-Adjunct Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Catania University. He has been visiting professor in Bogazici University (Istanbul), Sofia University, Sao Paulo University, Brazil, Natal IIP institute, Brazil, and IMP-CAS, Lanzhou (China), where he was awarded the prize PIFI of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His main interest is Cosmological Physics (CDM models, dark matter, dark energy, and structure formation). He has also been involved with stochastic forces in gravitational systems, and migration models in extra-planetary systems. Recently, he has been working on the effects of baryons on CDM predictions on small scales showing how baryon physics can solve the weak points of the ΛCDM model on kpcs scales, and the role of dark matter on compact objects structure. He is author of more than 200 papers with h index (general) 33 and h-index first author 24 (i.e., papers are not the result of big collaborations, and the first author is in the largest case Dr. Del Popolo)

**I. Personal Data**

Name: Antonino Del Popolo

Date of birth: 1965/5/30

Place of birth: Montalbano Elicona, Province: Messina

Home address: via Ragusa 2, Braidi (Me), Italy

Research address: Catania University,

Physics and Astronomy Department, Section of Astrophysics

Via S. Sofia 78, 95123 Catania ITALY,

Tel.: +390957332315

E-mail: adelpopolo@oact.inaf.it; antonino.delpopolo@unibg.it

Marital Status: Divorced

**II. Educational Background**

Academic degrees

2006 Master in Quantitative Finance

1994 Ph.D. in Physics, University of Catania (Title: The evolution of clusters of

Galaxies in a Standard CDM model)

1990 { 1985 Degree in Physics (B.Sc, M.Sc.) obtained in 1990

at the University of Bologna with mark 110/110 (summa cum laude)

(Title: Pulsars observation as a probe of General Relativity)

1984 { 1979 \Licenza scientica" (General certicate of Education),

Institute \E. Amari" in Patti (Me) with a 60/60 mark

**Academic appointments**

Present-2009 Permanent: Assistant Professor at Catania University

2018-2017 PIFI (President's International Fellowship Initiative)

professor, IMP, CAS, Lanzhou, China

2016 (March) Visiting IMP, CAS, Lanzhou, China

2015, 2013-2012 Visiting Professor at IIP, UFRN, NATAL, RN

2013-2012 Visiting Professor at IAG-USP, Sao PAulo

2008-2006 Professor at Istanbul Technical University

2005-2003 Assist. Professor at Bogazici University (Istanbul)

2003-2003 Visiting Professor at St. K. Ochridski (Soa)

2003 { 2000 Researcher at Feza Gursey Institute (Istanbul)

2001 { 2000 Visiting professor at Bogazici University (Istanbul)

1999 Visit at U.E.F.S, (Universidadae Estadual de

Feira de Santana), Bahia, Brasil

1999 (March)-1998 Researcher at C.R.L. (Communications Research Laboratory),

Tokyo

**III. Teaching experience**

2018-2017 Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology

2017-2016 Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology

2016-2014 Galactic & Extra-Galactic Astronomy

2014-2013 Introduction to Astronomy

2011-2010 Lab. I; Formation of planetary systems

2010-2000 Lab. I

2009-2008 Lab. I

2008-2006 Teaching Dynamics; Financial Mathematics;

Stochastic Ordinary Dierential equations at Istanbul Technical University

2005-2004 Teaching Cosmology at Bogazici University

2005-2004 Teaching Introduction to Astronomy at Bogazici University

2004-2003 Teaching Introduction to Astrophysics at Bogazici University

(undergraduate course)

2003-2003 Teaching Cosmology (undergraduate course)

at St. K. Ochridski (Soa)

2001-2000 Teaching Cosmology (graduate course) at Bogazici University

**V. Memberships**

Member of the Italian Physics Society

Member of the ESA's (European Space Agency) GAIA project

Member of the International Astronomical Union

**VI. Languages**

Italian native speaker

English

uent in speaking and writing

Romanian advanced

Portuguese advanced

Russian advanced

**VII. Knowledge in Software**

Fortran, C, Maple, Matlab, LATEX

Operating systems: Windows, Linux, and Unix.

**VIII. Research Interests**

Cosmology: large scale structure in the universe

Planetology: Origin and evolution of solar

and extrasolar planetary systems

Stellar Systems: Stochastic forces

**Scientific Publications**

author of about 200 scientific publications

**Refereed papers:
Astrophysics
Stars: Statistics**

(1) Del Popolo, A., 1996, Stochastic force in gravitational systems,

Astronomy and Astrophysics, 1996, 305, 999-1004.

(2) Del Popolo, A., 1996, The

uctuating gravitational eld in inhomogeneous

and clustered self-gravitating systems, Astronomy and

Astrophysics, 1996, 311, 715-720.

(3) Del Popolo, A., Gambera, M., 1999, The statistics of the gravitational

eld arising from an inhomogeneous system of particles, Astronomy

and Astrophysics, 342, 34.

(4) A. Del Popolo, 2003, Numerical tests of dynamical friction, Astronomy

and Astrophysics 406, 1.

**Planetology**

(5) Spedicato, E., Del Popolo, A., 1998, Equilibrium distances of a

collinear planetary system, Aeon

(6) Del Popolo, A., Spedicato, E., Gambera, M., 1999, Kuiper belt

evolution due to dynamical friction, Astronomy and Astrophysics 350,

685

(7) Spedicato, E., Del Popolo, A., 2000, Dynamical evolution of a

collinear planetary system, Aeon Y, 6, 14-20

(8) Del Popolo, A., Gambera M., Ercan, N., 2001, Migration of giant

planets in planetesimals discs, 2001, Monthly Notices of The Royal

Accademic Society, 325, 1402

(9) Del Popolo, A., Eksi, Y., 2002, Migration of giant planets in a timedependent

accretion disc, Monthly Notices of The Royal Accademic

Society 332, 485

(10) Del Popolo, A., Yesilyurt, S., Ercan, E. N., Evolution of planetesimal

discs and planetary migration, 2003, Monthly Notices of The

Royal Accademic Society 339, 556

(11) Yesilyurt S., Ercan N., Del Popolo A., Planetary migration in

evolving planetesimals discs, 2003, International Journal of Modern

Physics D, Vol. 12, No. 8 (2003) 1399-1414

(12) Del Popolo A., Ercan N., Yesilyurt S. Orbital migration and the

period distribution of exoplanets, 2005, Astronomy and Astrophysics

436, 363.

(13) Bass R., Del Popolo A., Dynamical derivation of Bode's Law,

2005, International Journal of Modern Physics D, 2005, Vol. 14, No.1,

153-169

(14) Costa, V.; Pirronello, V.; Belvedere, G.; Del Popolo, A.; Molteni,

D.; Lanzafame, G., 2010, How initial and boundary conditions aect

protoplanetary migration in a turbulent sub-Keplerian accretion disc:

2D non-viscous SPH simulations, MNRAS 401, 2388

**Cosmology**

(15) Colafrancesco, S., Antonuccio V., Del Popolo, A., 1995, On the

dynamical origin of bias in clusters of galaxies, The Astrophysical Journal,

455, 32-36.

(16) Del Popolo, A., Gambera, M., 1996, Peak mass and dynamical

friction, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 308, 373-375.

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(17) Del Popolo, A., Gambera, M., 1997, Substructure eects on the

collapse of density perturbations, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 321,

691.

(18) Del Popolo, A., Gambera, M.,Antonuccio-Delogu V., 1998, The

collapse of a spherical density perturbation in presence of dynamical

friction, Astronomical and Astrophysical Transaction, Vol. 16, issue

2, pp. 127-131.

(19) Del Popolo, A., Gambera, M, 1998, Tidal torques and the clusters

of galaxies evolution, Astronomy and Astrophysics 337, 96

(20) Del Popolo, A., Gambera, M., 1999, The eect of non-radial

motions on the X-ray temperature distribution function and the twopoint

correlation function of clusters, Astronomy and Astrophysics

344, 17.

(21) Del Popolo, A., Takahashi, Y., Kiuchi, H., Gambera, M., 1999,

Non-local bias and the problem of large-scale power in the SCDM

model, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 348, 667

(22) Del Popolo, A., Gambera, M., Spedicato, E., Recami, E., 2000,

Density proles of dark matter halos in an improved secondary infall

model, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 353, 427.

(23) Del Popolo, A., Gambera, M., 2000, Non radial motions and

the shapes and the abundance of clusters of galaxies, Astronomy and

Astrophysics 357, 809-815

(24) Del Popolo, A., 2001, The eects of shear and rotation anisotropy

upon the process of gravitational instability, 2001, Baltic Astronomy,

Vol. 10, n. 4, 629

(25) Del Popolo, A., 2001, Proles of dark-matter haloes at high redshift,

Monthly Notices of The Royal Accademic Society 325, 119

(26) Del Popolo, A., E. N. Ercan, Z. Q. Xia, 2001, Ellipsoidal collapse

and previrialization, The Astronomical Journal 122, 487

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(27) Del Popolo, A., 2001, The pair-wise velocity dispersion of galaxies:

eects of non radial motions, 2001, Monthly Notices of The Royal

Accademic Society 326, 667.

(28) Del Popolo, A., Gambera, M., 2002, High velocity clumps and

cluster of galaxies evolution, 2001, Baltic Astronomy, Vol. 11, no. 1.

(29) Del Popolo, A., Gambera, M, E. N. Ercan, Dynamical evolution

of clusters of galaxies: the eect of high-velocity substructure clumps,

2002, International Journal of Modern Physics A, Vol. 17, pp. 187 -

204

(30) Del Popolo, A., 2002, On the evolution of aspherical perturbations

in the universe, 2002, Astronomy and Astrophys 387, 759

(31) Del Popolo, A., 2002, A theoretical study of the mass temperature

relation for clusters of galaxies, Monthly Notices of The Royal

Accademic Society 336, 81

(32) Del Popolo, A., 2002, The mass and temperature functions in a

moving barrier model, 2002, Monthly Notices of The Royal Accademic

Society 337, 529

(33) Del Popolo A., Improvements in the M-T relation and mass function

and the measured

m through clusters evolution, 2003, The Astrophysical

Journal 599, 723-737

(34) Del Popolo A., Measuring

m using clusters evolution, 2003, A&A

408, 43-49

(35) Del Popolo, N. Ercan, Constraints to cosmological parameters

through clusters evolution, 2004, IAU colloquium 195

(36) Del Popolo A., N. Ercan and I. S. Yesilyurt, Cosmological constraints

from clustering properties of galaxy clusters, 2005, Astronomy

and Astrophysics, 432, 771

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(37) Del Popolo A., N. Ercan, N. Hiotelis, Gravitational collapse and

non-self-similarity in the L-T relation, 2005, International Journal of

Modern Physics D 14, 849

(38) Del Popolo A., Hiotelis N., Penarrubia J., A Theoretical Study of

the Luminosity Temperature Relation for Clusters of Galaxies, 2005,

The Astrophysical Journal 628, 76

(39) Hiotelis N., Del Popolo A., On the reliability of merger-trees and

the mass growth histories of dark matter halos, 2005, Astrophysics

and Space Sciences 301: 167-177

(40) Del Popolo A., An improved model for the multiplicity function,

2005, International Journal of Modern Physics D 14, 1779

(41) Del Popolo A., Ercan N., 2005, Constraints on Cosmological

Parameters by the X-Ray Luminosity and Temperature Functions of

Galaxy Clusters, Baltic Astronomy, 14, 571

(42) Del Popolo A., A new model for the multiplicity function, 2005,

Baltic Astronomy, 14, 577

(43) Del Popolo A., On the Average Comoving Number Density of

Halos, 2006, The Astrophysical Journal 637, 12

(44) Del Popolo A., The excursion set approach, and a model for the

multiplicity function, 2006, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 448, 439-

446.

(45) Del Popolo A., 2006, Evolution of the cosmological mass function

in a moving barrier model, The Astronomical Journal, 131, 2367

(46) Del Popolo A., 2006, Some improvements to the spherical collapse

model, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 454, 17

(47) Del Popolo A., 2006, Non self-similarity in cosmological scaling

laws, International Journal of Modern Physics D 15, 805

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(48) Del Popolo, A., 2006, Improvements to the Spherical Collapse

Model, International Journal of Modern Physics D 15, 1067

(49) Del Popolo, A., 2007, Dark matter, density perturbations and

structure formation, Astronomy Reports 51, n. 3, 169-196

(50) Del Popolo A., 2007, The cosmological mass function , Astronomy

Reports, Vol. 51, N. 9, 709-734

(51) Del Popolo A., 2007, On the nature of gravitational forces, International

Journal of Modern Physics D 16, N. 8, 1349-1368

(52) A. Del Popolo, 2009, The Cusp/Core problem and the Secondary

Infall Model, ApJ 698, 2093

(53) A. Del Popolo & P. Kroupa, 2009, Density proles of dark matter

haloes on galactic and cluster scales, A&A 502, 733-747 (2009)

(54) Cardone F., Del Popolo A., Kroupa P., 2009, Angular momentum

transfer and the size - mass relation in early - type galaxies, 400, 766-

774

(55) Del Popolo, Costa V., Lanzafame G., Improvements in the X-ray

luminosity function and constraints on the cosmological parameters

from X-ray luminous clusters, 2010A&A 514, 80

(56) Del Popolo A., ON THE UNIVERSALITY OF BARYONS AND

DARK MATTER DENSITY PROFILES, 2010, IJMPD Vol. 19, No.

5 (2010) 587606

(57) Del Popolo, A., On the universality of density proles, 2010 MNRAS

408, 1808

(58) Cardone, V. F., Leubner, M. P., Del Popolo, A., Spherical galaxy

models as equilibrium congurations in non-extensive statistics, 2011,

MNRAS 414, 2265

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(59) Cardone, V. F., Del Popolo, A., Tortora, C., Napolitano, N. R.,

Secondary infall model and dark matter scaling relations in intermediate

redshift early - type galaxies, 2011, MNRAS 416, 1822

Del Popolo, A., Non-power law behavior of the radial prole of phasespace

density of halos, 2011, JCAP 07, 014

(60) Del Popolo, A., Density prole slopes of dwarf galaxies and their

environment, 2012, MNRAS 419, 971

(61) Del Popolo, A., On the non universality of surface density of

galaxies, 2012, AASP 2, 53

(62) Astashenok, Artyom V., Del Popolo, Antonino, Cosmological

measure with volume averaging and the vacuum energy problem, 2012,

CQGra (Classical and Quantum Gravity,) 29, 5014

(63) Del Popolo, A.; Cardone, V. F., Statistical properties of the dark

matter haloes of dwarf galaxies and correlations with the environment,

2012, MNRAS 423, 1060

(64) Del Popolo, A., On the density-prole slope of clusters of galaxies,

2012, MNRAS 424, 38

(65) Cardone V. F., Del Popolo, A., Newtonian acceleration scales in

spiral galaxies, 2012 MNRAS 427, 3176

(66) Del Popolo, A., Cardone, V. F., Belvedere, G., Surface density of

dark matter haloes on galactic and cluster scales, 2013, MNRAS 429,

1080

(67) Del Popolo, A., Pace, F., Lima, J. A. S., Spherical collapse model

with shear and angular momentum in dark energy cosmologies, 2013,

MNRAS 430, 628

(68) Del Popolo, A., Pace, F., Lima, J. A. S., 2013, IJMPD Volume

22, Issue 8, id. 1350038

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(69) Del Popolo, A.; Pace, F.; Maydanyuk, S. P.; Lima, J. A. S.; Jesus,

J. F., Shear and rotation in Chaplygin cosmology, 2013, PhRvD 87,

043527

(70) Hiotelis, Nicos, Del Popolo, Antonino, Anomalous diusion models

for the formation of dark matter haloes, 2013, MNRAS 436, 163

(71) Del Popolo, A., Non-baryonic dark matter in cosmology, 2013,

AIPC, 1548, 2

(72) Babyk, Iu.; Del Popolo, A., Correlations in Relaxed Clusters of

Galaxies, 2014, BaltA, 23, 9

(73) Del Popolo, A., On the Mass Dependence of the Inner Slopes of

Dark Matter Density Proles, 2014, BaltA 23, 55

(74) Del Popolo, A., Angular Momentum in Dwarf Galaxies, 2014,

BaltA 23, 111

(75) Del Popolo, A., Improvements in the spherical collapse model and

dark energy cosmologies, 2014BaltA 23, 189

(76) Del Popolo, Antonino Nonbaryonic Dark Matter in Cosmology,

2014, IJMPD, Volume 23, Issue 3, id. 1430005

(77) Del Popolo, A.; Hiotelis, N., Cusps and cores in the presence of

galactic bulges, 2014, JCAP 01, 047

(78) Del Popolo, A.; Lima, J. A. S.; Fabris, Jlio C.; Rodrigues, Davi

C. A unied solution to the small scale problems of the CDM model,

2014, JCAP 04, 021

(79) Del Popolo, A., The

at density proles of massive, and relaxed

galaxy clusters, 2014, JCAP 07, 019

(80) Babyk, Yu. V.; Del Popolo, A.; Vavilova, I. B., Chandra X-ray

galaxy clusters at z < 1.4: Constraints on the inner slope of the density

proles, 2014, ARep 58, 587

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(81) Pace, Francesco; Batista, Ronaldo C.; Del Popolo, Antonino, Effects

of shear and rotation on the spherical collapse model for clustering

dark energy, 2014, MNRAS 445, 648

(82) Del Popolo, A.; Le Delliou, M., A unied solution to the small

scale problems of the LambdaCDM model II: introducing parent-satellite

interaction, 2014, JCAP 12, 051

(83) Saburova, A.; Del Popolo, A., On the surface density of dark

matter haloes, 2014, MNRAS 445, 3512

(84) Del Popolo, A., Baryon physics and the missing satellites problem,

2015, BaltA 24, 277

(85) Del Popolo, A., On the pseudo phase-space density of dark matter

haloes and the universality of density proles, 2015, BaltA 24, 263

(86) Fedorova, E.; Sliusar, V. M.; Zhdanov, V. I.; Alexandrov, A. N.;

Del Popolo, A.; Surdej, J. Gravitational microlensing as a probe for

dark matter clumps, 2016, MNRAS 457, 4147

(87) Del Popolo, A.; Pace, F., The Cusp/Core problem: supernovae

feedback versus the baryonic clumps and dynamical friction model,

2016Ap&SS 361, 162

(88) Silva, J. M.; Lima, J. A. S.; de Souza, R. E.; Del Popolo, A.;

Le Delliou, Morgan; Lee, Xi-Guo, Chandrasekhar's dynamical friction

and non-extensive statistics, 2016, JCAP 05, 021

(89) Del Popolo, A., On the dark matter haloes inner structure and

galaxy morphology, 2016 Ap&SS 361, 222

(90) Del Popolo, A., Saburova, A., Belvedere, G., The inner structure

of dark matter haloes in the Hubble sequence, 2016, IJMPD Vol. 25,

Issue 10, 1650093

(91) Del Popolo, A., Lee, Xi-Guo, IMPROVEMENTS ON A UNIFIED

DARK MATTER MODEL, 2016, Baltic Astronomy, vol. 25, 211223,

2016

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(92) Del Popolo, A., Lee, Xi-Guo, THE SURFACE DENSITY OF

HALOES, Baltic Astronomy, vol. 25, 195209, 2016

(93) Del Popolo, Antonino; Le Delliou, Morgan, Small Scale Problems

of the ?CDM Model: A Short Review, 2017 Galaxies 5, 17

(94) Hiotelis, Nicos; Del Popolo, Antonino, On the rst crossing distributions

in fractional Brownian motion and the mass function of dark

matter haloes, 2017, JCAP 03, 017

(95) Del Popolo, Antonino; Pace, Francesco; Le Delliou, Morgan, A

high precision semi-analytic mass function, 2017, JCAP 03, 032

(96) Mehrabi, Ahmad; Pace, Francesco; Malekjani, Mohammad; Del

Popolo, Antonino, Constraints on shear and rotation with massive

galaxy clusters, 2017, MNRAS 465, 2687

(97) Del Popolo, Antonino, A precise mass function in the excursion

set approach, 2017, Open Astronomy (OAst) 26, 26

(98) Evslin, Jarah; Del Popolo, Antonino, Quantifying Departures

from Equilibrium with the Spherical Jeans Equation, 2017, ApJ 841,

90

(99) Del Popolo, A.; Li, Xi-Guo, Halo density proles and baryon

physics, 2017, astronomy Reports 61, 631

(100) Rodrigues, Davi C.; del Popolo, Antonino; Marra, Valerio; de

Oliveira, Paulo L. C., Evidence against cuspy dark matter haloes in

large galaxies, 2017, MNRAS 470, 2410

(101) Del Popolo, A.; Lee, Xi-Guo, 2017, Improvements on a unied

dark matter model, 2017AstL 43, 635

(102) Hiotelis, Nicos; Del Popolo, Antonino, 2017A&A 607, 47, Mass

functions from the excursion set model

(103) Del Popolo, A.; Lee, Xi-Guo, 2017, ARep 61, 1003, On the Dark

Matter Column Density in Haloes

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(104) Del Popolo, Antonino; Le Delliou, Morgan; Lee, Xiguo, 2018

Galax...6...67, On the Dwarf Galaxy Rotation Curve Diversity Problem

(105) Davi C. Rodrigues, Valerio Marra, Antonino del Popolo, & Zahra

Davari, 2018, Nature Astronomy, Absence of a fundamental acceleration

scale in galaxies

(106) Del Popolo, A.; Lee, Xiguo, 2018 ARep...62..475, Deviations

from Spherical Symmetry, Typical Parameters of the Spherical Collapse

Model, and Dark Energy Cosmologies

(107) Del Popolo, Antonino; Umetsu, Keiichi; Le Delliou, Morgan;

Lee, Xiguo, 2018arXiv180802136, Correlations between the Dark Matter

and Baryonic Properties of CLASH Galaxy Clusters

(108) Del Popolo, A.; Pace, Francesco; Le Delliou, Morgan; Lee, Xiguo,

2018, Energy transfer from baryons to dark matter as a unied solution

to small-scale structure issues of the ? CDM model ,PRD, Volume 98,

Issue 6, id.063517

(109) Pace, Francesco; Schimd, Carlo; Mota, David F.; Del Popolo,

Antonino, 2018, Halo collapse: virialization by shear and rotation in

dynamical dark-energy models, arXiv: 181112105

(110) Rodrigues, Davi C.; Marra, Valerio; Del Popolo, Antonino;

Davari, Zahra, 2018, Reply to `Presence of a fundamental acceleration

scale in galaxies' and `A common Milgromian acceleration scale

in nature, Nature Astronomy 2, 927

(111) Deliyergiyev, Maksym; Del Popolo, Antonino; Tolos, Laura; Le

Delliou, Morgan; Lee, Xiguo; Burgio, Fiorella, 2019, Dark compact

objects: an extensive overview, PRD in print

Physics

(112) Del Popolo, A., Gambera, M., Recami, E., Tonin-Zanchin, V.,

1999, The strong coupling constant, Heavy Ion Physics (Acta Phys

Hung NS-H), Vol. 10 (1999) No. 4, 345-349.

**Mathematics**

(113) Spedicato, E., Bodon, E., Del Popolo A., Xia Z., 2000, ABS algorithms

for linear systems and optimization: a review and bibliography,

Ricerca Operativa, Vol. 29, n. 89, page 39

(114) Bodon, E., Del Popolo, A., Luksan, L., Spedicato, E.,2000, Computatational

experiments with ABS algorithms for overdetermined linear

systems, BIT Numerical Mathematics

(115) Bodon, E., Del Popolo, A., Luksan, L., Spedicato, E.,2001, Computational

experiments with ABS algorithms for KKT systems, Optimization

Methods and Software 16, Numbers (1-4), 85-99 2001

(116) E. Spedicato, E. Bodon, A. Del Popolo, N. Mahdavi-Amiri, 2002,

ABS Methods and ABSPACK for Linear Systems and Optimization,

a Review, 2003, 4OR 1: 51-66

(117) Spedicato E., Bonomi M. and Del Popolo A., ABS Solution of

equations of second kind and application to the primal-dual interior

point method for linear programming, 2008, IJOR (Iranian Journal of

Operation Research), Volume 1, Number 1, 5

(118) Hai-Shan Han, Antonino Del Popolo, Zun-Quan Xia An, 2009,

An ABS algorithm for a class of systems of stochastic linear equations,

JAMC, 2009, Vol 31, N. 1-2, 533 { 542

**Conference papers:
Astrophysics
Stars: Statistics**

(1) Del Popolo, A., 2001, On the statistics of the gravitational eld,

Proceedings of the international conference "Statistical Challenges in

Modern Astronomy III", July 18-21, 2001, The Pennsylvania State

University, State College, Pennsylvania, Usa, edited by Eric D. Feigelson

and G. Jogesh Babu. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2003., p.411

**Planetology**

(2) A. Del Popolo, 2003, Planetary migration in protoplanetary discs,

ASP conference series, ASPC 294, 327 (SCIENTIFIC FRONTIERS

IN RESEARCH ON EXTRASOLAR PLANETS 18-21 June 2002 @

Carnegie Institution, Washington, D.C., USA eds. Drake Deming and

Sara Seager Print ISBN: 1-58381-141-9, e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-

629-5)

(3) A. Del Popolo, 2006, Dynamical evolution of Kuiper Belt, pdf le

at: http://www.ct.astro.it/tno2006/program.html.

(4) V. Costa, V. Pirronello, G. Belvedere, A. Del Popolo, G.Lanzafame,

2010, Interactions between an asteroid type body and a protoplanet

within a protoplanetary accretion disc: 3D SPH simulations, Proceedings

of the 53th congress of the Italian Astronomical Society, Pisa 4-8

Maggio 2009. Published in Memorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana

- Supplementi"

(5) V. Costa, V. Pirronello, G. Belvedere, A. Del Popolo, G.Lanzafame,

2010, Mutual interactions of two planetary objects in a protoplanetary

accretion disc: 2D SPH simulations, Proceedings of the 53th congress

of the Italian Astronomical Society, Pisa 4-8 Maggio 2009. Published

in Memorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana - Supplementi"

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(6) V. Costa, V. Pirronello, G. Belvedere, A. Del Popolo, D. Molteni,

G.Lanzafame, 2010, Evolution of the orbit of an asteroid type body

within a protoplanetary accretion disc: 3D SPH simulations, Proceedings

of the 53th congress of the Italian Astronomical Society, Pisa 4-8

Maggio 2009. Published in Memorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana

- Supplementi"

(7) V. Costa, V. Pirronello, G. Belvedere, A. Del Popolo, D. Molteni,

G.Lanzafame, 2D SPH simulations of a single planet migration in a

protoplanetary disc, Proceedings of the 53th congress of the Italian

Astronomical Society, Pisa 4-8 Maggio 2009. Published in Memorie

della Societa Astronomica Italiana - Supplementi"

**Cosmology**

(8) Antonuccio, V., Colafrancesco, S., Del Popolo, A., 1994, Substructure,

dynamical friction and the origin of gravitational bias in hierarchical

clustered cosmological models, Memorie italiane Astr. Soc.,

1995, vol. 66-1, 195

(9) Del Popolo, A., Gambera, M., Antonuccio-Delogu V., 1996, The

in

uence of dynamical friction on the collapse of a spherical density

perturbation, Memorie italiane Astr. Soc., 1996, 67, no 4, 959

(10) Del Popolo, A., Gambera, M., X-ray temperature distribution

function of clusters in presence of large non-radial motions, D.N. Vulcanov,

I.I. Cotaescu (editors) - "New theoretical results in gravity and

general relativity", Proceedings of the VII-the conference on Theoretical

physics - General Relativity and Gravitation, Bistrita, Romania,

1997, Mirton Publ. House, Timisoara, 1998 - ISBN : 973-578-535-8,

page 69.

(11) Del Popolo, A., Gambera, M., 1998, The eect of non-radial

motions on the CDM model predictions, Proceedings of " VIII Con-

ference on Theoretical Physics: General Relativity and Gravitation"

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BISTRITZA - June 15-18 1998 - Romania, Mirton Publ. House,

Timisoara, 1999, p. 88

(12) Del Popolo, A., Gambera, M., Tidal torques dynamical friction

and the structure of clusters of galaxies, 1999, IAUS, 183, 245. Proceedings

of the International IAU Symposium 183 "Cosmological Pa-

rameters and Evolution of the Universe, (Kyoto, Japan - August 18-

22 1997), Edited by Katsuhiko Sato. Publisher: Dordrecht, Boston:

Kluwer Academic, 1999.

(13) Del Popolo, A., Gambera, M., 1999, Dark matter halos in a secondary

infall model Proceedings of " IX Conference on Theoretical

Physics: General Relativity and Gravitation" Iasi-Timisoara - 24-27

May 1999- Romania, p. 11.

(14) Del Popolo, A., Gambera, M., 1999, Non-radial motions and the

large scale structure of the Universe, Proceedings of the International

Conference IGRAP99: Clustering at high redshift, Marseille 29/06-

02/07 1999. A.S.P. Conf. Ser., volume 200, page 148, edited by A.

Mazure, O. Le Fevre, and V. Le Brun.

(15) Del Popolo A., The mass temperature relation for clusters of

galaxies, 2003xseh.proc..307, (XEUS - studying the evolution of the

hot universe, held at MPE Garching, March 11-13, 2002. Edited by

G. Hasinger, Th. Boller, and A.N. Parmer, MPE Report 281, 2003, p.

307).

(16) Del popolo, A., 2004, Constraints to cosmological parameters

through cluster evolution Authors, Outskirts of Galaxy Clusters: Intense

Life in the Suburbs. Edited by Antonaldo Diaferio, IAU Colloquium

n. 195, p.319-321

(17) A. Del Popolo, 2009, Constraints on the Cosmological parameters

by means of the clusters mass function, FRASCATI WORKSHOP

2009, Vulcano (Italy), May 25 - 30; Mem. S.A.It. Vol. 81, 157

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(18) A. Del Popolo, 2009, Recent Advances in Cosmology, Potsdam,

Germany, September 21 - September 25 (http://www.astro.uni-bonn.de/agcosmo/)

(19) Costa, V.; Pirronello, V.; Belvedere, G.; Del Popolo, A.; Lanzafame,

G. Interactions between an asteroid type body and a protoplanet

within a protoplanetary accretion disc: 3D SPH simulations,

2010, MSAIS 14, 165

(20) Costa, V.; Pirronello, V.; Belvedere, G.; Del Popolo, A.; Lanzafame,

G. Mutual interactions of two planetary objects in a protoplanetary

accretion disc: 2D SPH simulations, 2010, MSAIS 14, 161

(21) Costa, V.; Pirronello, V.; Belvedere, G.; Del Popolo, A.; Molteni,

D.; Lanzafame, G. Evolution of the orbit of an asteroid type body

within a protoplanetary accretion disc: 3D SPH simulations, 2010,

MmSAI 14, 157

(22) A. Del Popolo, 2010, FRASCATI WORKSHOP 2010 (Frontier

Objects in Astrophysics and Particle Physics), The CUSP/CORE Problem:

a Model for Structures on Galactic and Extragalactic Scales,

Vulcano (Italy) 24-29 May 2010; to be printed in Mem. S.A.It.

(23) A. Del Popolo, 2010, The CDM Cusp/Core problem, 10-th International

Gamow Summer School - Conference, 23-28 August, 2010,

Odessa, Ukraine

(24) Del Popolo, A., Dark Matter Awareness Week, 1-8 December

2010, Dark Matter in Galaxies.

(25) Del Popolo, A., 2011, Young Scientists' Conference on Astronomy

and Space Physics, May 2-7, 2011, Kiev: On the non universality of

surface density of galaxies, Advances in Astronomy and Space Physics,

Vol. 2, p.53-55

(26) Del Popolo, A., 2011, in "Frontier Objects of Astrophysics and

Particle Physics", F. Giovannelli & G. Mannocchi (eds.), Societa' Italiana

di Fisica, Editrice Compositori, Bologna, Italy, Vol. 103, pp.

181-186.

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(27) Cosmology, Large Scale Structure and First Objects, Sao Paulo

University, 4-7/02/2013

(28) Del Popolo, A., 2013, Young Scientists' Conference on Astronomy

and Space Physics, April 22-27, 2013, Kiev: Small scale problems of

the CDM model

(29) Del Popolo, A. 2015, Multifrequency Behaviour of High Energy

Cosmic Sources - XI, Palermo, May 25-30, Palermo, The small scale

problems of the LambdaCDM model

(30) Del Popolo, A. 2015, Cosmology and First Light a Lagrange Institute

Conference at the Institut d'astrophysique de Paris (IAP) December

7-10, 2015

(31) Del Popolo, A. 2016,Young Scientists' Conference on Astronomy

and Space Physics, April 25-30, 2016, A unied solution to the small

scale problems of the CDM model

(32) Del Popolo, A., 2017, Large Telescopes and the small scale problems

of the ?CDM model, Conference: Shedding light on the Dark Universe

with Extremely Large Telescopes, IMP-CAS, China, 30 August-2

September 2017

(32a) Del Popolo, A., Lambda CDM model issues, Conference: ELFT

Summer School, Astroparticle Physics, September 3 7, 2018, Location:

Mtrahza Holiday Resort of the HAS, http://hector.elte.hu/iskola18/

**Physics**

(33) Del Popolo, A., Gambera, M., Tonin-Zanchin, V., Recami E.,

1999, About some Regge{like relations for (stable) black holes, Proceedings

of the International Conference " NON-EUCLIDEAN GE-

OMETRY IN MODERN PHYSICS " UZHGOROD - AUGUST 13-16,

1997 - Ukraine, Edited by L.Jenkovszky, Kiev, 1997, pp. 173-182

(34) Del Popolo, A., Gambera, M., Recami, E., Tonin-Zanchin, V.,

1999, The strong coupling constant, Proceedings of NON-EUCLIDEAN

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GEOMETRY IN MODERN PHYSICS 2-nd Biannual International

(BGL) Conference Nyiregyha'za (Hungary), July 7 - 10, 1999.

**Mathematics**

(35) Spedicato, E., Bodon, E., Del Popolo A., Rudzinska, K., Kormanski,

H., 1999, Modellizzazione ed ottimizzazione di emissioni e consumi

in motori di veicoli stradali (Models for the optimization of emission

and consumption in road vehicles engines),in Proceedings of the Conference

"Second Progetto Finalizzato Trasporti, Rome, November 1999

(CD edition)

(36) Spedicato E., Xia Z., Bodon E., Del Popolo A., 2000, ABS algorithms

for linear equations and ABSPACK, Proceedings of the conference

related to the project: Progetto CoFin97: "Numerical Analysis:

Methods and Mathematical Software", Ferrara, Italy, 19-21 January

2000. Ann. Univ. Ferrara -Sez. VII Sc. Mat., 14, 1-21

(37) Bodon E., Del Popolo A., Luksan L., Spedicato S., 2000, Numerical

performance of ABS codes for nonlinear systems of equations,

Report DMSIA 22/2000, University of Bergamo

(38) Bodon E., Del Popolo A., Luksan L., Spedicato S., 2000, Computational

experiments with ABS algorithms for determined and underdetermined

linear systems (report DMSIA 23/2000).

(39) Hai-Shan Han, Zun-Quan Xia, A. Del Popolo, 2001, An ABS

Algorithm for a Class of Systems of Stochastic Linear Equations, III

international conference on ABS methods; CAS (Chinese Accademy

of Sciences), Beijing, 13-14/05/2001

(40) Xing Li, Ying Liu, A. Del Popolo, 2001, C++ Codes of Implicit Lu

Algorithms for Absdll01, III international conference on ABS methods;

CAS (Chinese Accademy of Sciences), Beijing, 13-14/05/2001

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**Review (invited) Papers:**

(1) A. Del Popolo, 2003, Dark matter, and structure formation, Research

Signpost 37/661 (2), Fort P.O., Trivandrum-695 023, Kerala,

India; Recent Res. Devel. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 1 (2003); 187-

217

(2) V. Damgov, D. Gotchev, E. Spedicato, A. Del Popolo, 2003, Nbody

Gravitational Interactions: A General View and Some Heuristic

Problems", invited paper. Development series', Research Signpost

37/661 (2), Fort P.O., Trivandrum-695 023, Kerala, India; Recent Res.

Devel. astronomy & Astrophysics, 1 (2003); 155-186

(3) The cosmological mass function theory, 2006, Transworld Research

Network 37/661 (2), Fort P.O., Trivandrum-695 023, Kerala, India,

Recent Res. Devel. Physics, 6(2005): ISBN: 81-7895-171-1

(4) Del Popolo, A., Non-baryonic dark matter in cosmology, 2013,

AIPC, 1548, 2

(5) Del Popolo, A., Le Delliou, M., On the small scale problems of the

CDM model: a short review, 2016 Galaxies

Invited talks:

"Clusters of galaxies formation and evolution", I summer school of

U.E.F.S. (Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana), 25/01-05/02

1999 Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brasil

"Non-radial motions and the large scale structure in the universe",

30/05/2000, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey;

"Large scale structure in the universe", 23/11/2000, Feza Gursey Institute,

Istanbul, Turkey;

"Extrasolar Planets", 23/12/2000, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

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"Extrasolar Planets", 18/01/2001, Feza Gursey Institute, Istanbul,

Turkey

Modelli di migrazione planetaria e GAIA, 8/02/2001, Incontro su missioni

ESA, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) (Planetary migration models

and the GAIA mission, 8/02/2001, Meeting on ESA missions)

Computational experiments with ABS algorithms for determined, underdetermined,

overdetermined and KKT linear systems, III international

conference on ABS algorithms, CAS (Chinese Accademy of Science),

Beijing, 13-14/May/2001

"Extrasolar planetary systems: observational evidence and theoretical

problems", Workshop on: Classical and new scenarios on evolution of

solar system, Bergamo, October 20 and 21 , 2001

"Formation of structure in the Universe", 01/11/2001, Fatih University,

Istanbul

"Theoretical improvements in the mass function and in the M-T relation

and constraints on cosmological parameter", Torino, September

2004

"Theoretical improvements in the M-T and L-T relations in mass function

and eects on the value of Omega", Innsbruck, 12/06/2006

A. Del Popolo, 2009, Constraints on the Cosmological parameters by

means of the clusters mass function, FRASCATI WORKSHOP 2009

2009, Vulcano (Italy), May 25 - 30

(17) A. Del Popolo, 2010, FRASCATI WORKSHOP 2010 (Frontier

Objects in Astrophysics and Particle Physics), The CUSP/CORE Problem:

a Model for Structures on Galactic and Extragalactic Scales,

Vulcano (Italy) 24-29 May 2010; to be printed in Mem. S.A.It.

Del Popolo, A., Dark Matter Awareness Week, 1-8 December 2010,

Dark Matter in Galaxies.

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Del Popolo, A., 2011, Young Scientists' Conference on Astronomy and

Space Physics, May 2-7, 2011, Kiev: On the non universality of surface

density of galaxies

Del Popolo, A., Iag-Usp seminars, 26/09/2013, The Cusp/Core problem

(in Portuguese)

Del Popolo, A., IX MEXICAN SCHOOL OF THE GRAVITATION

AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS DIVISION, COSMOLOGY FOR

THE XXI CENTURY: INFLATION, DARK MATTER, AND DARK

ENERGY, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, December 3rd 7th, 2012:

Non-Baryonic Dark Matter in Cosmology

Del Popolo, A., 2013, Young Scientists' Conference on Astronomy and

Space Physics, April 22-27, 2013, Kiev: Small scale problems of the

CDM model

Frascati Workshop 2013, Vulcano, Italy, 27 May-1 June, Dark Matter

and Dark Energy: State of the art

Del Popolo, A. 2014, Challenges in Modern Cosmology: Dark Matter

and Dark Energy, May 05-09, 2014, Natal, Brazil (organizers:Joshua

Frieman, J. A. de Freitas Pacheco, Joseph Silk): The small scale problems

of the LambdaCDM model

Del Popolo, A. 2015, Multifrequency Behaviour of High Energy Cosmic

Sources - XI, Palermo, May 25-30, Palermo, The small scale problems

of the LambdaCDM model

Del Popolo, A. 2016,Young Scientists' Conference on Astronomy and

Space Physics, April 25-30, 2016, A unied solution to the small scale

problems of the CDM model

A high precision semi-analytic mass function, September 2017, IMPCAS,

Lanzhou, China

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Dr. Del Popolo's main main interest is Cosmological Physics (CDM models, structure formation). He has also been involved with stochastic forces in gravitational systems, and migration models in extra-planetary systems. Recently, he has been working on the effects of baryons on CDM predictions on small scales showing how baryon physics can solve the weak points of the ΛCDM model on kpcs scales. He is also working with the effects of dark matter on the structure of compact objects. He is author of more than 200 papers with h index (general) 30 and h-index first author 23 (i.e., papers are not the result of big collaborations, and the first author is in the largest case Dr. Del Popolo)