Tommaso Bolognesi External Fellow

Tommaso Bolognesi (laurea in physics, University of Pavia, 1976; MSc in computer science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1982) had been a senior researcher at ISTI, an institute of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), in Pisa until 2019. His research areas have included stochastic processes in computer music composition, models of concurrency, process algebra, formal languages and methods for the specification and verification of distributed systems, discrete and algorithmic models of spacetime, and integrated information theory. His essays on fundamental questions in science have obtained prizes in the FQXi Essay Contests of 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2017. Currently, he shares his time with family, the design and simulation of deterministic, algorithmic causet construction techniques and the study of challenging piano pieces by Ravel and Keith Jarrett.



Institutional Affiliation

Italian National Research Council, Institute for Information Science and Technologies

Research Topics & Interests

  • Algorithmic causet construction techniques and Lorentzian causets
  • Bridging the gap between stochastic causets (from Poisson sprinkling, percolation, popularity/similarity, etc.) and deterministic, algorithmic causets