New EAIFR faculty Tony John George Apollaro (left) and Marcello Musso

EAIFR New Faculty Announced

24 Nov 2017

The ICTP-East African Institute for Fundamental Research (ICTP-EAIFR) has announced the hiring of its first two faculty members who will teach in the new institute's masters and PhD programmes in physics.

Physicists Tony John George Apollaro and Marcello Musso have been appointed as senior lecturers at the institute and will instruct the first cohort of students expected to begin their studies in September 2018.

Apollaro is a condensed matter physicist whose research interests lie at the intersection of quantum thermodynamics, quantum information and quantum open systems. He has a PhD in physics from the University of Calabria and has taught physics at Queen's University of Belfast, UK, the University of Palermo and the University of Calabria. His postdoctoral experience includes fellowships at the Universities of Calabria and Florence, as well as research projects with Italy's Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche's (CNR) Nanoscience Institute and the Institute for Complex Systems.

Musso is a theoretical physicist with research interests in a broad range of subjects in cosmology. He earned a PhD in physics at the University of Pavia, and held postdoctoral positions at ICTP and at the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied under the guidance of Physics Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg. He has taught physics at the Politecnico di Milano, ICTP, the University of Louvain, and at ICTP's partner institute in Brazil, the South American Institute for Fundamental Research.