Pierfrancesco Dionigi, MSc

Theoretical Physics, Probability Theory, Random Graphs, Complex Networks, Random Matrix Theory


Leiden University
Mathematisch Instituut
Niels Bohrweg 1
Room number 206D
2333 CA Leiden

The Netherlands

Email: p.dionigi at

Pierfrancesco Dionigi received his bachelor’s degree in Physics and his master degree in Theoretical Physics from University of Bologna, Italy. His master thesis, whose title is “A Random Matrix approach to Complex Networks”, concerned the analysis of random graphs using Random Matrix Theory and studying the Empirical Spectral Distribution of the main matrix quantities related to networks.
Pierfrancesco started his PhD in Leiden in October 2019 under the supervision of Frank den Hollander and Diego Garlaschelli under the project “Breaking of ensemble equivalence for complex networks”. The project goal is to analyze the breaking of ensemble equivalence in complex networks sheding new light on possible relations with their spectral distribution.