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Prof. Dr. Marco Cicalese



Academic Career and Research Areas

The research interests of professor Cicalese (b. 1975) lie in the area of calculus of variations and its applications.

Professor Cicalese studied physics at the University of Naples where he obtained a PhD in applied mathematics in 2004. He subsequently held a research post at the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste. In 2005 he assumed a tenured assistant professor position with research interests in the area of mathematical analysis at the University of Naples. He has been a professor at TUM since April 2012.

Key Publications (all publications)

Cicalese M, Leonardi G: „A selection principle for the sharp quantitative isoperimetric inequality“.Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis. 2012; 206(2): 617-643.


Alicandro R, Cicalese M, Gloria A: „Integral representation results for energies defined on stochastic lattices and applications to nonlinear elasticity“. Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis. 2011; 200(3): 881-942.


Alicandro R, Cicalese M, Ponsiglione M: „Variational equivalence between Ginzburg-Landau, XY spin systems and screw dislocation energies“.Indiana University Mathematics Journal. 2011; 60(1): 171-208.


Alicandro R, Cicalese M: „Variational analysis of the asymptotics of the XY model“. Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis. 2009; 192(3): 501-536.


Braides A, Cicalese M: „Surface energies in nonconvex discrete systems“. Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences. 2007; 17(7): 985-1037.