Dr Vincenzo Vitagliano

Dr Vincenzo Vitagliano

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Physics and Mathematics


  • PhD (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati)


Vincenzo Vitagliano joined the University of Hull in December 2020 as a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics.

He is a mathematical and theoretical physicist, with a wide range of multidisciplinary interests.

After his PhD at SISSA, Trieste, he spent almost six years as an FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) fellow in Lisbon working on general relativity (in particular, black holes).

He then moved to Japan to join Keio University with a JSPS granted project on strongly coupled systems and their applications to topological materials.

Back in Europe, he has been awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Cofund fellowship to explore the role of symmetry breaking in modelling and functionalization of quantum and smart materials.

Research interests

Vincenzo is interested in quantum field theories in curved spacetime, a complex construction connecting the edges of the three pillars of modern Mathematical and Theoretical Physics: quantum mechanics, general relativity, and thermodynamics.