Departament de Física, Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB), Carretera Valldemossa Km 7.5, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Telephone: +34 971173230 Fax: +34 971173426 E-Mail: oreste.piro@uib.es Professor


MSc in Physics: Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. PhD: Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. Thesis: Caos en Sistemas Dinámicos (Chaos in Dynamical Systems.


Dynamical Systems, Fluid Mechanics, Transport in Geophysical Fluids, Turbulence, Chaos, Biophysics, Biofluids, Microfluidics, Biophotonics.


1979 Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Argentina. Fellowship. 1980-1985 CONICET, Argentina. Fellowship. 1985-1991 Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Physics and Mathematics. Tenured Professor. 1985-1988 CONICET, Argentina. Tenured Researcher. 1986-1988 University of Chicago. Visiting Scholar. 1988-1989 Brookhaven National Laboratory. Assistant Scientist. 1989-1991 Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. Senior Researcher. 1992 CNRS, INLN-Université de Nice. Chercheur Associé. 2006, 2016-Rockefeller Univesity, USA. Visiting and Associate Professor.


General Physics, Calculus, Complex Analysis, Methods of Mathematical Physics, Functional Analysis, Electromagnetism, Electronics, Nonlinear Physics, Classical Field Theory, Quantum Field Theory, Dynamical Systems, Pattern Formation, Nonlinear Phenomena in Biology.

PUBLICATIONS. Total 115, PRL 17, PNAS 3, Rev Mod Pys 1. Citations: > 2000.

Related to Nonlinear Maps: Chaos in a Non Linear Driven Oscillator with Exact Solution. Phys. Rev. Lett. 50, 870, (1983). One Dimensional Poincaré Map for a Non Linear Driven Oscillation: Analytical Derivation and Geometrical Properties. Phys. Lett. 101A, 455, (1983). Symmetric Kicked Self Oscillators: Iterated Maps, Strange Attractors and the Symmetry of the Phase Locking Farey Hierarchy. Phys. Rev. Lett. 55, 17, (1985). Passive Scalars, 3D Volume Preserving Maps and Chaos, J. Stat. Phys 50, 529, (1988). Diffusion in Three-Dimensional Liouvillian Maps. Phys. Rev. Lett. 61, 1799, (1988). Universality and Asymptotic Limits of the Scaling Exponents in Circle Maps Phys. Lett. A 144, 7, (1990). On the Universality Class Dependence of Period Doubling Indices. Phys. Lett. A, 156, 272, (1990). On Modular Smoothing and Scaling Functions for Mode Locking, Phys. Lett. A, 163, 63, (1992). Passive Scalars and Three-dimensional Liouvillian Maps. Physica D, 76,22,(1994). Universality in Three-Frequency Resonances, Phys. Rev. E, 59, 2902, (1999). Bail-out embeddings, targeting KAM orbits and the control of Hamiltonian chaos, Phys. Rev. E, Rapid Comm. 65, 045203(R), (2002) Bailout embeddings and Neutrally Buoyant particles in three-dimensional flows, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 264501, (2002). Bubbling and on-off intermittency in bailout embeddings, 68, 016217, (2003). Bailout embedding as a Blowout bifurcation, Theoretical Physics Supplement, 150, (2003) Opening up Fractal Structures of Three Dimensional Flows via Leaking, Europhysics Letters, 65 (5), 633, (2004). Geometric phases in discrete dynamical systems. Physics Letters A, Volume: 380 Issue: 42 Pages: 3485-3489 DOI: 10.1016/j.physleta.2016.08.050 (2016).

Some recent and relevant papers in other subjects: Fluid-dynamical basis of the embryonic development of left right asymmetry in vertebrates, PNAS, 101 (19), 7234-7239, (2004). Fluid Dynamics in Developmental Biology, HFSP Journal, 3, 77-93 (2009. Self-Tuned Critical Anti-Hebbian Networks, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 258102 (2009). Geometric Mixing, Peristalsis, and the Geometric Phase of the Stomach, PLOS One 10(7) Article Number: e0130735 (2015). Renormalization of Collective Modes in Large-Scale Neural Dynamics, J. Stat Phys doi:10.1007/s10955-017-1753-7 (2017). Frontiers on chaotic advection, Review of Modern Physics, 89, 025007 (2017).