My name is Alberto Tacchella and I am currently employed as a
post-doctoral researcher at the
Fondazione Bruno Kessler in Trento, Italy.
Broadly speaking, I am interested in the mathematical modeling of
physical systems, including the associated computational challenges
(e.g. rigorous simulation, verification of safety properties, etc.).
For a more detailed list of my past and current interests please see
the research page.
In my (increasingly vanishing) spare time I enjoy watching
basketball games and randomly browsing the Internet (but who doesn't
like that?). Occasionally I even venture outdoors, in which case I
particularly like to hike along the beautiful trails on the Italian
mountains. The picture above was taken by my friend Massimo during
one of these trips.
I also have a proper blog,
appropriately titled Untitled #1, which is however mostly
written in Italian.
In case you were wondering, the animation in the header is a (very
unsophisticated) simulation of a hard-spheres gas with elastic
collisions on a two-dimensional torus (if you watch carefully, you
will see some collision sooner or later). If your viewing device is
struggling to keep the animation going you can tune some of the
parameters (or stop the simulation altogether) using the controls in
the footer of the page.