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Gabriele F. Giuliani

Professor of Physics
Office: Physics 228
Telephone: (765) 494-5384
Fax: (765) 494-0706
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Laurea in Physics, University of Pisa, 110/110 cum laude, 1976
Perfezionamento, Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, 70/70 cum laude, 1983

Quantum Theory of
the Electron Liquid
Book Cover

Research Interests

Condensed Matter Theory

Many-body physics
  • Electron gas theory in quasi-two-dimensional electronic systems
  • Effects of spin fluctuations induced vertex corrections
  • Many-body enhancement of the spin response
  • Quantum Hall effects
  • Macroscopic transport in type-II layered superconductors
  • Vortex dynamics
  • Josephson effect
  • Static and dynamic properties of phase-inhomogeneous Josephson junctions

Teaching Interests

Graduate Students


  • George Simion
  • Stefano Chesi


  • Sudakhar Yarlagadda
  • Giuseppe Santoro
  • Kwangyl Bark
  • Samir Ranjan

Professional Experience


Professor of Physics, Purdue University

Other appointments:

  • Assistant Professor Research, Brown University, 1983-1984
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Brown University, 1982-1983
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Purdue University, 1979-1981
  • Research Fellow, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy, 1976-1979

Selected Recent Talks

(updated as of December 2000)

  1. Hartree-Fock for the real world,General Colloquium delivered at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (IL), January 2000.
  2. Hartree-Fock for the real world, General Colloquium delivered at Clemson University, Clemson (SC), March 2000.
  3. The return of Hartree-Fock, The University of Camerino, Camerino (Italy), March 2000.
  4. The return of Hartree-Fock, The University of Padova, Padova (Italy), March 2000.
  5. Transizioni a stati inomogenei nel gas di elettroni, invited talk delivered at the XIX Symposium on Theoretical Physics and Structure of Matter, Fai della Paganella (Italy), March 2000.
  6. The return of Hartree-Fock, The University of Kentucky, Lexington (KY), April 2000.
  7. Quasiparticle inelastic lifetime and tunneling between quantum wells, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa (Italy), June 2000.
  8. Spin polarized Hartree-Fock solutions in a layered electron gas, invited talk delivered at the International Conference on Spin Effects in Mesoscopic Systems, Cortona (Italy), July 2000.

Selected Publications

  1. Quantum Theory of the Electron Liquid, Cambridge University Press, in press (available in Spring 2005); with G. Vignale.
  2. Analytical expressions for the spin-spin local-field factor and the spin-antisymmetric exchange-correlation kernel of a two-dimensional electron gas, Phys. Rev. B 64, 233110 (2001); with Davoudi, Polini and Tosi.
  3. Spin Instabilities in Semiconductor Superlattices, Phys. Rev. B 61, 7245 (2000); with D. C. Marinescu and J. J. Quinn.
  4. Effects of intrinsic inelastic scattering on the critical current of a Josephson junction, Europhys. Lett. 39, 317-321 (1997); with Samir Ranjan and Mikhail V. Fistul.
  5. Effect of randomly distributed anisotropic vortices on the critical current of a layered superconductor, Physica C 289, 291-298 (1997); with Mikhail V. Fistul.
  6. Current-voltage characteristic of a Josephson junction with randomly distributed Abrikosov vortices, Phys. Rev. B 56, 788-794 (1997); with Mikhail V. Fistul.
  7. Two-Impurity Anderson Model: Results of a Perturbative Expansion in U, Phys. Rev. B 49, 6746-6762 (1994); with Giuseppe E. Santoro.
  8. Quasiparticle Pseudo Hamiltonian for an Infinitesimally Polarized Fermi Liquid, Phys. Rev. B 49, 7887-7897 (1994); with S. Yarlagadda.
  9. Many-body Local Fields and Fermi Liquid Parameters in a Quasi-Two-Dimensional Electron Liquid, Phys. Rev. B 49, 14188 (1994); with S. Yarlagadda.
  10. Magnetic Field Dependence of the Critical Current of a Layered Superconductor, Physica C 230, 9-15 (1994); with Mikhail V. Fistul.
  11. Impurity Spin Susceptibility of the Anderson Model: A Perturbative Approach, Physical Review B 44, pp. 2209-2219 (1991); with G. E. Santoro.
  12. Spin Susceptibility in a Two-Dimensional Electron Gas, Physical Review B 40, pp. 5432-5442 (1989); with S. Yarlagadda.
  13. Spin-Polarization Instability in a Tilted Magnetic Field of a Two-Dimensional Electron Gas with Filled Landau Levels, Phys. Rev. B 31, pp. 6228-6232 (1985); with J. J. Quinn.
  14. Quantization of the Hall Conductance in a Two-Dimensional Electron Gas, Phys. Rev. B 28, pp. 2969-2978 (1983); with J. J. Quinn and S. C. Ying.
  15. Charge Density Excitations at the Surface of a Semiconductor Superlattice: a New Type of Surface Polariton, Phys. Rev. Lett. 51, pp. 919-922 (1983); with J. J. Quinn.
  16. Lifetime of a Quasiparticle in a Two-Dimensional Electron Gas, Phys. Rev. B 26, pp. 4421-4428 (1982); with J. J. Quinn.