Mauro Rustici

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The debate on different waste management practices has become an issue of utmost importance as human activities have overloaded the assimilative capacity of the biosphere. Recent Italian law on solid waste management recommends an increase in material recycling and energy recovery, and only foresees landfill disposal for inert materials and residues from(More)
This paper is an attempt to conceptualize pattern formation in self-organizing systems and, in particular, to understand how structures, oscillations or waves arise in a steady and homogenous environment, a phenomenon called symmetry breaking. The route followed to develop these ideas was to couple chemical oscillations produced by Belousov-Zhabotinsky(More)
The transition to spatial-temporal complexity exhibited by spiral waves under the effect of gravitational field in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction is numerically studied on the basis of spiral tip dynamics. Successive transformations in tip trajectories are characterized as a function of the hydrodynamical parameter and attributed to a(More)
The animal cell cycle is controlled by the periodic variation of two cyclin-dependent protein kinases, cdk1 and cdk2, which govern the entry into the M (mitosis) and S (DNA replication) phases, respectively. The ordered progression between these phases is achieved thanks to the existence of checkpoint mechanisms based on mutual inhibition of these(More)
The problem of searching a data base of coordinates of proteins for substructures similar to a probe structure or motif is an important problem in computational molecular biology. It is the three-dimensional analog of the one-dimensional case of pattern matching in strings, procedures for which are widely used in molecular biology to search data bases of(More)
This research is part of the SPIn-Eco project for the Province of Siena, Italy, and applies an environmental accounting method to a region with reference to its population, human activities, natural cycles, infrastructures and other settings. This study asserts that the consumption of resources due to the human economy is a source of great concern because(More)
This research proposes an integrated framework to investigate human-dominated systems and provide a basic approach to urban and regional studies in which the multiple interactions between economic and ecological processes are considered as a whole. Humans generate patterns of land use, infrastructures and other settings and redistribute ecosystem functions(More)
Hydrodynamic instabilities at the interface between two partially miscible liquids impact numerous applications, including CO2 sequestration in saline aquifers. We introduce here a new laboratory-scale model system on which buoyancy- and Marangoni-driven convective instabilities of such partially miscible two-layer systems can easily be studied. This system(More)
We investigate the origin of deterministic chaos in the Belousov–Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction carried out in closed and unstirred reactors (CURs). In detail, we develop a model on the idea that hydrodynamic instabilities play a driving role in the transition to chaotic dynamics. A set of partial differential equations were derived by coupling the two variable(More)
Maria Liria Turco Liveri,† Renato Lombardo,† Marco Masia,‡ Giuseppe Calvaruso,† and Mauro Rustici*,§ Dipartimento di Chimica Fisica “F. Accascina”, UniVersità di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, Parco d’Orleans II, 90128 Palermo, Italy, Departament de Fısica i Enginyeria Nuclear, UniVersitat Politécnica de Catalunya, Campus Nord B4-B5, Barcelona 08034, Spain,(More)