I’m Leonardo Pacciani-Mori /leo'nardo pat'tʃani 'mɔːri/, a PhD student in Physics at the University of Padua. I work in the LIPh lab under the supervision of Prof. Amos Maritan. I am also currently appointed as Fellow of the Department of Physics at Harvard University, working in Prof. Murray’s group under the supervision of Dr. Andrea Giometto.

I work in the broad field of biological physics: I use methods and approaches characteristic of statistical physics to create models of biological and living systems.
My current main research interest is the study of how competition influences and drives biodiversity in microbial communities, with a particular focus on understanding the origin of the outstanding biodiversity observed in nature.

My work at a glance

Collaboration network

Below is a network representing my publications and collaborators; the color of each node specifies if it represents co-authors, preprints, publications or theses (in this case co-authors are supervisors). Hover and click on each node for more information, or drag them around to change the network's shape:

Talk map

Here, on the other hand, you can find a map of all the places where I've given a talk; the color of each marker specifies if it represents an invited talk, a contributed talk or a poster (click any marker for more information). Click any cluster to zoom and expand it: