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Sante Carloni

  • PhD
  • FCT investigator
  • Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Tecnico
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Recent publications

  • Covariant Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkoff equations. II. The anisotropic case

    • Carloni S
    • Vernieri D
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  • On the junction conditions in f(R)-gravity with torsion

    • Vignolo S
    • Cianci R
    • Carloni S
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Professional experience

FCT investigator

Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Tecnico

July 2014 - Present


Dipartimento di Fisica "E.R. Caianiello"

Università degli Studi di Salerno

January 2001 - December 2003(3 years)

Dipartimento di Fisica "E.R. Caianiello"

Università degli Studi di Salerno

November 1995 - October 2000(5 years)


Sante Carloni was born in Salerno (SA) on the 9th of June 1977. He took is degree (Laurea), with GPS 110/110 cum laude in physics on the 19th of October 2000 at Università Salerno, with the thesis "La costante cosmologica e l'accoppiamento gravitazionale nelle teorie estese della gravitazione". The thesis deals with the appearance of an effective cosmological constant and a variable gravitational coupling in extensions of General Relativity. He started his PhD in the same University and collaborates with S Capozziello, A Troisi, V F Cardone, G Vitiello, M Blasone, A Capolupo, R Falanga, S de Martino, M Bruni working on model of dark energy based on modification of Einsteinian gravity. During his PhD he won the prize "Giovani Ricercatori" at Salerno University meant to finance young researchers. He achieves is PhD in Physics on the 11th of December 2003 with the thesis "Cosmology in extended theories of gravity" (Supervisor: Prof. S Capozziello). The main result of the PhD thesis leads to the first paper (arXiv:astro-ph/0303041) on the idea of the geometrical nature of dark energy which will influence the research in the field for the following years. In January 2004 he started a two years postdoctoral fellowship at university of Cape Town under the supervision of Prof. GFR Ellis e Prof PKS Dunsby. In this period the research was focused on the development of a dynamical system approach for the analysis of the cosmology of modifications of general relativity. Using this new technique he was able to prove for the first time the existence of Friedmannian phases that evolve naturally into cosmic acceleration phases. In January 2006, he started the "Claude Leon Fellowship" at university of Cape Town under the supervision of Prof PKS Dunsby. The work was focused on the development of a theory of perturbations in extensions of General Relativity. The research in this direction revealed that, different form general relativity, the linear perturbations in a variety of modified gravity model can grow even if the expansion rate of the universe is increasing in time. The bursary was extended for an additional year because of the interest in this result. In October 2008, he started the postdoctoral fellowship Beatriu de Pinos at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona under the supervision of Prof E Elizalde and he worked on conformal transformations in modified gravity and Horava-Lifschits gravity. During his permanence in Barcelona he published a paper on the dynamics of this last theory that was the fifth most cited paper of Classical and Quantum Gravity in 2010. In October 2010, he has worked as research fellow in fundamental physics at the European Space Agency. The main research targets for the current fellowship are multidisciplinary projects involving relativistic positioning systems, the use of relativity in the design of metamaterials, novel approaches to nuclear fusion and laser physics. One of the most important results achieved during this fellowship was a completely novel approach to transformation techniques in metamaterials, which has been published on Nature Scientific Report in 2013. The fellowship was extenteded up to 2013. As from July 2014 he has been awarded an FCT Investigator grant at the level of associate professor in the Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofisica - CENTRA in the Instutito Superior Tecnico. During his career Dr. Carloni has collaborated with researchers in different institutions (Imperial College, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Università di Ljubljana, Universita di Napoli, University of Cape Town, Università di Salerno, Universita di Genova) on topics related to the nature of gravitation and its connection with high energy physics. Many of these projects were funded by governmental and extra-governmental institutions. His work consists of 49 contributions of which 33 published on peer reviewed journals and his h-index is 17. His production has been presented regularly to international conferences and dedicated workshops. He also performs regularly referee activity for several specialized journals like Physics Letters B, Physical Review D, Classical and Quantum Gravity, JCAP, Physica Scripta, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, General Relativity and Gravitation, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Finally he has been a co-supervisor of two PhD students and one Master student and he was lecturer for Master course in cosmology from 2005 to 2008.

Co-authors (264)

  • Jose Mimoso
  • Christopher Ostrom
  • Duncan James Barker