Carlo Maria Becchi 


Research Activities:
I am Italian, I was born in Torino on October 20,
1939, I got my university degree in Physics in Genova
on February 2, 1962.
Since 2010 I am retired full professor in Theoretical
Physics from the University of Genova, I have chaired
the Physics Department in Genova twice since 1983 and
the Theory Scientific Committee of INFN from
1997 to 2003, I have been Supervisory Editor of Nuclear Physics B from 1991, until 2013.
My thesis and
first scientific activity concerned experiments on the nuclear photoeffect.
During 1964 I begun a study of the theory of Elementary Particle Physics in the
light of Unitary Symmetry and Quark Models.
Starting from 1971 I undertook a systematic study of
Renormalization Theory, considering in particular the renormalization of
symmetries. I begun studying the sigmamodel and associated current algebra
anomalies. Then I studied the possible extensions to gauge theories, this led
to the discovery of the BecchiRouetStora symmetry.
The Heineman Prize 2009 for Mathematical Physics has
been awarded to this discovery. The years after 1976 were devoted to the
extensions of renormalization techniques to various situations including String
Theory.
My papers are
available on the SPIRES archive.
LIST OF
SELECTED LECTURE NOTES
Quantum Relativistic Dynamics  Praga
Lectures 2007
Introduction to Gauge Theories  Praga
Lectures 1996
Introduction to BRS symmetry  ETH Lectures 1996
Gauge Theory Renormalization Group  Parma Lectures
1991
Lectures on ModernPhysics (Italian)
Lectures on the Second Quantization (Italian)
Current
Research Group:
Contact Information:
email: becchi@ge.infn.it
Phone: 00390103536216
Fax: 0039010313358
Mailing Address: Department of Physics,
University of Genova
via Dodecaneso 33. I16122 Genova
Italy
Research
supported in part by the Istituto Nazionale
di Fisica Nucleare