Ex SISSA student awarded by European Physical Society
Her work tools are paper, pen and a whiteboard to use «when she needs to share ideas with others, discuss problems and look for solutions». Computers? «Yes, sometimes». Laura Foini fills everything with formulas and calculations — what is needed to study «systems out of equilibrium, my research sector, encompassed by the environment of statistical physics». It is a field in which this young researcher, born in 1984 in Brescia province, excels. Her merits have recently been recognized by the Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Prize, awarded by the European Physical Society (EPS) to young scholars who have distinguished themselves in the quality of their published work and the value of their contribution to the scientific field. The award is the crowning achievement in an already ultra-prestigious career which has seen Laura Foini training and working at the top ranked Italian and international institutions.