Professor Maria Clara Nucci

Maria Clara Nucci is Associate Professor of Mathematical Physics at University of Perugia, where she graduated in Mathematics summa cum laude. From 1979 to 1981 she was the recipient of a post-graduate Fellowship from the National Research Council of Italy, soon after she was confirmed as Tenured Researcher in Mathematical Physics, and has been in her current position since 2005. In 1985 she was awarded a N.A.T.O. Fellowship in Mathematics. Between 1986 and 1991 she was Visiting Assistant Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta (U.S.A.). She has also been invited at universities in U.K., Canada, France, Germany, Greece, and Sweden. She has presented her research at many International Congresses and Workshops. From 2000 to 2001 she was Member of the Mathematics and Computer Science Panel of Ireland. From 1995 to 2009 she was Associate Editor of Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, and since 2003 has been a Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics.

She is author or co-author of more than 100 publications. She has supervised students in Mathematics and Physics, and ten are among her co-authors. Through the years her research has been partially funded by Italian national grants. She has wide ranging research interests, from fluid to rigid body mechanics, from epidemiology to astrophysics, from history of mathematics to quantum mechanics. In particular, she has turned a butterfly into a tornado, connected non-local with local symmetries, unified non-classical and classical symmetries of evolution equations, quantized classical mechanics by using Noether symmetries, determined the linear equations underpinning maximally superintegrable systems. Her aspiration is to find hidden symmetries in everything.