Fernando Metz

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External Fellow

My research interests lie on the emergence of collective behaviour in systems composed of many elements (atoms, neurons, social agents, etc.) that interact in a disordered way. The disordered nature is modeled in terms of random parameters, and the tools of statistical mechanics have to be properly adapted in order to study such systems and understand their macroscopic behaviour. My research has been focused on the interface between three different topics within the realm of disordered systems: spin glasses, random matrices and Anderson localization.

Positions Held

  • 2017 – present – Associate Professor, Physics Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre – Brazil
  • 2015 – 2017 – Associate Professor, Physics Department – Federal University of Santa Maria, Santa Maria – Brazil.
  • 2014 – 2015 – Postdoctoral researcher, Physics Institute – Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre – Brazil.
  • 2011 – 2014 – Postdoctoral researcher, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy.
  • 2009 – 2011 – Postdoctoral researcher, University of Leuven, Belgium.
  • 2003 – 2008 – PhD in Physics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre – Brazil.

Publications

  • L. Metz and I. P. Castillo, Level compressibility for the Anderson model on regular random graphs and the eigenvalue statistics in the extended phase, Physical Review B 96, 064202 (2017).
  • Neri and F. L. Metz, Eigenvalue outliers of non-Hermitian random matrices with a local tree structure, Physical Review Letters 117, 224101 (2016).
  • L. Metz and I. P. Castillo, Large deviation function for the number of eigenvalues of sparse random graphs inside an interval, Physical Review Letters 117, 104101 (2016).
  • L. Metz, L. Leuzzi and G. Parisi, Finite size correction to the spectrum of regular random graphs: an analytical solution, Physical Review E 90, 052109 (2014).
  • Neri and F. L. Metz, Spectra of sparse non-Hermitian random matrices: an analytical solution, Physical Review Letters 109, 030602 (2012).
  • L. Metz, I. Neri and D. Bollé, Localization transition in symmetric random matrices, Physical Review E 82, 031135 (2010).