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Marco Buongiorno Nardelli

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I am a computational physicist, composer and media artist at the University of North Texas, a member of iARTA, the Initiative for Advanced Research in Technology and the Arts and of CEMI, the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia, and a Parma Recordings artist. I am also a fellow of the American Physical Society and of the Institute of Physics, and an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. As both an Artist and a Scientist, my work is intrinsically inter- and cross-disciplinary: my work in Physics and in Art is the natural extension of my practices as a creative thinker: “At the core, I am doing the same thing; the tools that I use to achieve the end-goals are different, of course, but the conceptual framework is very similar. These two things talk to each other at a very deep level.


Research Interests

My research is at the forefront of computational materials and high-performance simulations, with particular emphasis on theoretical developments of ab initio DFT-based methods, high-throughput computational techniques and computational materials design. Recent activities also include the development of advanced electronic structure theories and algorithms for materials simulations on quantum computers, and the application complexity science to various aspects of materials informatics. As a creator of scientific software I have a strong vision for sustainable development and open source distribution and I am a founding member of the Quantum-ESPRESSO Foundation. To learn more on my artistic research and creative practice in music composition visit



Department of Physics

University of North Texas

1155 Union Circle #311427

Denton, TX 76203


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