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A renewal model for the emergence of anomalous solute crowding in liposomes
(BMC Systems Biology, 20151231)A fundamental evolutionary step in the onset of living cells is thought to be the spontaneous formation of lipid vesicles (liposomes) in the prebiotic mixture. Even though it is well known that hydrophobic forces drive ... 
Centreofmass like superposition of OrnsteinUhlenbeck processes: A pathway to nonautonomous stochastic differential equations and to fractional diffusion
(Fractional Calculus and Applied Analysis, 20181025)We consider an ensemble of Ornstein–Uhlenbeck processes featuring a population of relaxation times and a population of noise amplitudes that characterize the heterogeneity of the ensemble. We show that the centreofmass ... 
The challenge of brain complexity: A brief discussion about a fractal intermittencybased approach
(PhyCS 2016  Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems, 20161030)In the last years, the complexity paradigm is gaining momentum in many research fields where large multidimensional datasets are made available by the advancements in instrumental technology. A complex system is a ... 
Concurent multiscale physical parametrization of firespotting: A study on the role of macro and mesoscale characteristics of the system
(Advances in Forest Fire Research, 2018)The strong impact of wildfires in terms of lives and homes lost and of damage to ecosystems, calls for an urgent improvement in the risk management. The aim of the present research is the improvement of these software ... 
Crossover from anomalous to normal diffusion: truncated powerlaw noise correlations and applications to dynamics in lipid bilayers
(New Journal of Physics, 20181018)The emerging diffusive dynamics in many complex systems shows a characteristic crossover behaviour from anomalous to normal diffusion which is otherwise fitted by two independent powerlaws. A prominent example for a ... 
DarrieusLandau instabilities in the framework of the Gequation
(Digital proceedings of the 8th European Combustion Meeting, 1821 April 2017, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 201704)We consider a model formulation of the flame front propagation in turbulent premixed combustion based on stochastic fluctuations imposed to the mean flame position. In particular, the mean flame motion is described by ... 
Discretizations of the spectral fractional Laplacian on general domains with Dirichlet, Neumann, and Robin boundary conditions
(20170428)In this work, we propose novel discretisations of the spectral fractional Laplacian on bounded domains based on the integral formulation of the operator via the heatsemigroup formalism. Specifically, we combine suitable ... 
Effective selfsimilar expansion for the GrossPitaevskii equation
(Physical Review A, 201804)We consider an effective scaling approach for the free expansion of a onedimensional quantum wave packet, consisting in a selfsimilar evolution to be satisfied on average, i.e., by integrating over the coordinates. A ... 
Finiteenergy Lévytype motion through heterogeneous ensemble of Brownian particles
(Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 20190201)Complex systems are known to display anomalous diffusion, whose signature is a space/time scaling $x \sim t^\delta$ with $\delta \neq 1/2$ in the probability density function (PDF). Anomalous diffusion can emerge jointly ... 
Firespotting generated fires. Part I: The role of atmospheric stability
(Applied Mathematical Modelling, 201902)This is the first part of two papers concerning firespotting generated fires. In this part we deal with the impact of macroscale factors, such as the atmospheric stability, and in the second part we deal with mesoscale ... 
Fractional Brownian motion in a finite interval: correlations effect depletion or accretion zones of particles near boundaries
(New Journal of Physics, 201902)Fractional Brownian motion (FBM) is a Gaussian stochastic process with stationary, longtime correlated increments and is frequently used to model anomalous diffusion processes. We study numerically FBM confined to a finite ... 
Fractional kinetics emerging from ergodicity breaking in random media
(Physical Review E, 2016)We present a modelling approach for diffusion in a complex medium characterized by a random lengthscale. The resulting stochastic process shows subdiffusion with a behavior in qualitative agreement with single particle ... 
Fractional kinetics in random/complex media
(Handbook of Fractional Calculus with Applications Volume 5 Applications in Physics, Part B, 2019)In this chapter, we consider a randomlyscaled Gaussian process and discuss a number of applications to model fractional diffusion. Actually, this approach can be understood as a Gaussian diffusion in a medium characterized ... 
Fractional relaxation with timevarying coefficient
(Fractional Calculus and Applied Analysis, 20141231)From the point of view of the general theory of the hyperBessel operators, we consider a particular operator that is suitable to generalize the standard process of relaxation by taking into account both memory effects of ... 
From G  Equation to Michelson  Sivashinsky Equation in Turbulent Premixed Combustion Modelling
(Proceedings/Extended Abstract Book (6 pages) of the XXXIX Meeting of the Italian Section of the Combustion Institute, Naples, Italy, 20170620)It is well known that the MichelsonSivashinky equation describes hydrodynamic instabilities in turbulent premixed combustion. Here a formulation of the flame front propagation based on the Gequation and on stochastic ... 
Front Curvature Evolution and Hydrodynamics Instabilities
(Proceedings/Extended Abstract Book (6 pages) of the XXXX Meeting of the Italian Section of the Combustion Institute, Rome, Italy, 20170607)It is known that hydrodynamic instabilities in turbulent premixed combustion are described by the MichelsonSivashinsky (MS) equation. A model of the flame front propagation based on the Gequation and on stochastic ... 
Front propagation in anomalous diffusive media governed by timefractional diffusion
(Journal of Computational Physics, 20141231)In this paper, a multidimensional model is proposed to study the propagation of random fronts in media in which anomalous diffusion takes place. The front position is obtained as the weighted mean of fronts calculated by ... 
Langevin equation in complex media and anomalous diffusion
(Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 20180730)The problem of biological motion is a very intriguing and topical issue. Many efforts are being focused on the development of novel modelling approaches for the description of anomalous diffusion in biological systems, such ... 
Modeling anomalous heat diffusion: Comparing fractional derivative and nonlinear diffusivity treatments
(International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 201811)In the Fourier heat conduction equation, when the flux definition is expressed as the product of a constant diffusivity and the temperature gradient, the characteristic length scale evolves as the square root of time. ... 
Modeling nonstationarities in highfrequency financial time series
(Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 201901)We study tickbytick financial returns for the FTSE MIB index of the Italian Stock Exchange (Borsa Italiana). We confirm previously detected nonstationarities. Scaling properties reported before for other highfrequency ...