Salvatore PLUMARI

Researcher of Theoretical physics, mathematical models and methods [FIS/02]
Office: DFA 215
Email: salvatore.plumari@ct.infn.it
Phone: 5399
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 15:00 to 17:00


Master’s Degree in Physics with 110/110 cum laude at the University of Catania in 2006. He received his PhD in Physics (cum laude) in 2010. In the period 2011-2018 he was post-doc at the University of Catania (s.s.d. FIS/02 and FIS/04).

01/09/2018-today he is a researcher in Theoretical Physics ( s.sd. FIS/02 - Theoretical physics, mathematical models and methods) at the Department of Physics and Astronomy “E. Majorana ”of the University of Catania.

Education
2006 (“Laurea”) Master’s Degree in Physics, 110/110 cum laude at the University of Catania.
2010 (“Dottorato di Ricerca”) Ph.D. in Physics - University of Catania.

 

EMPLOYMENT:

01/09/2018 – today: Researcher in Theoretical Physics (s.c. 02/A2 – ssd FIS/02) at the Department of Physics and Astronomy “E. Majorana” of the University of Catania.

01/03/2011 – 03/05/2018: Post-doc position at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Catania.

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2019 – University grant (University of Catania “Piano per la ricerca – Linea d’intevento 2”)

28/03/2017 – 28/03/2023: Italian National Scientific habilitation (ASN) as associated professor in Theoretical Physics (s.c. 02/A2)

 

Service to the Scientific Community

“Referee” of “peer reviewed” journals among which:

- Physics Letters B for the Elsevier Science;

- Physical Review C and D for the American Physical Society (APS);

- Nuclear Physics A for the Elsevier Science;

A full list of publications in international "peer review" journals can be found in the Scopus database (Author ID: 16040480700).

  1. Anisotropic flows and the shear viscosity of the QGP within an event-by-event massive parton transport approach”, S. Plumari. Eur. Phys. J. C 79 no.1, 2 (2019).
  2. Charmed Hadrons from Coalescence plus Fragmentation in relativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions at RHIC and LHC”, S. Plumari, V. Minissale, S. K. Das, G. Coci and V. Greco. Eur. Phys. J. C 78, no. 4, 348 (2018)

  3. Estimating the charm quark diffusion coefficient and thermalization time from D meson spectra at energies available at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and the CERN Large Hadron Collider”, F. Scardina, S. K. Das, V. Minissale, S. Plumari and V. Greco. Phys. Rev. C 96, no. 4, 044905 (2017).

  4. Directed Flow of Charm Quarks as a Witness of the Initial Strong Magnetic Field in Ultra-Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions”, S. K. Das, S. Plumari, S. Chatterjee, J. Alam, F. Scardina and V. Greco. Phys. Lett. B 768, 260 (2017).

  5. Initial state fluctuations from mid-peripheral to ultra-central collisions in a event-by-event transport approach”, S. Plumari, G. L. Guardo, F. Scardina and V. Greco. Phys. Rev. C 92, no. 5, 054902 (2015).

  6. Viscous corrections to anisotropic flow and transverse momentum spectra from transport theory”, S. Plumari, G. L. Guardo, V. Greco and J. Y. Ollitrault. Nucl. Phys. A 941, 87 (2015).

  7. Toward a solution to the RAA and v2 puzzle for heavy quarks”,S. K. Das, F. Scardina, S. Plumari and V. Greco. Phys. Lett. B 747, 260 (2015).

  8. Shear viscosity η to electric conductivity σ el ratio for the quarkgluon plasma”, A. Puglisi, S. Plumari and V. Greco.Phys. Lett. B 751, 326 (2015).

  9. Heavy-flavor in-medium momentum evolution: Langevin versus Boltzmann approach”,S. K. Das, F. Scardina, S. Plumari and V. Greco. Phys. Rev. C 90, 044901 (2014).

  10. Electric Conductivity from the solution of the Relativistic Boltzmann Equation”, A. Puglisi, S. Plumari and V. Greco.Phys. Rev. D 90, 114009 (2014).

  11. Quark-to-gluon composition of the quark-gluon plasma in relativistic heavy-ion collisions”, F. Scardina, M. Colonna, S. Plumari and V. Greco.Phys. Lett. B 724, 296 (2013).

  12. Elliptic Flow from Non-equilibrium Initial Condition with a Saturation Scale”, M. Ruggieri, F. Scardina, S. Plumari and V. Greco.Phys. Lett. B 727, 177 (2013).

  13. Quark matter in Neutron Stars within the Field Correlator Method”, S. Plumari, G. F. Burgio, V. Greco and D. Zappala.Phys. Rev. D 88, no. 8, 083005 (2013).

  14. Shear Viscosity of a strongly interacting system: Green-Kubo vs. Chapman-Enskog and Relaxation Time Approximation”, S. Plumari, A. Puglisi, F. Scardina and V. Greco.Phys. Rev. C 86, 054902 (2012).

  15. Recent thermodynamic results from lattice QCD analyzed within a quasi-particle model”, S. Plumari, W. M. Alberico, V. Greco and C. Ratti. Phys. Rev. D 84, 094004 (2011).

  16. Does the NJL chiral phase transition affect the elliptic flow of a fluid at fixed η/s?”, S. Plumari, V. Baran, M. Di Toro, G. Ferini and V. Greco. Phys. Lett. B 689, 18 (2010).

  17. Structure of hybrid protoneutron stars within the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model”, G.F. Burgio, S. Plumari. Phys.Rev. D77 (2008) 085022.

  18. Quark matter in neutron stars within the Nambu - Jona-Lasinio model and confinement”,M. Baldo, G.F. Burgio, P. Castorina, S. Plumari, D. Zappala. Phys.Rev. C75 (2007) 035804.

Insegnamenti tenuti presso altri dipartimenti

  • 2019/2020 - DIPARTIMENTO DI INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA ELETTRONICA E INFORMATICA
    Corso di laurea in Computer Engineering - 2 Year
    FISICA II A - L

  • 2018/2019 - DIPARTIMENTO DI INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA ELETTRONICA E INFORMATICA
    Corso di laurea in Computer Engineering - 2 Year
    FISICA II - canale 1

  • 2017/2018 - DIPARTIMENTO DI INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA ELETTRONICA E INFORMATICA
    Corso di laurea in Computer Engineering - 2 Year
    PHYSICS II - canale 1

  • 2016/2017 - DIPARTIMENTO DI INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA ELETTRONICA E INFORMATICA
    Corso di laurea in Computer Engineering - 2 Year
    PHYSICS II - canale 1

The scientific activity belongs to the field of strong interactions physics in extreme conditions of density and temperature. The first part of the career it has been mainly devoted to the study of the phase diagram of nuclear matter in the region of large baryon chemical potential and the study of the properties of neutron stars. Currently the research activity is mainly focused on the physics of quark gluon plasma in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions.

The research activity has produced over 80 publications in peer reviewed journals, including collaborations with professors from various universities and foreign research centers: Texas A&M University (USA), Paris Saclay University, CNRS (France) , Bielefeld University (Germany), Bergen University (Norway), Bucharest University (Romania).

Involved in scientific dissemination events such as the European Researchers' Night.