# PierGianLuca Porta Mana

Post-doctoral researcher

mana [at] atm [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk

CVRRICVLVMVITAE

Publication & seminar list

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**Current research:** various topics in natural philosophy, mainly:

- the relation between coarser-finer theory pairs, in particular:
- statistical physics and thermomechanics, and the relation between their entropy functions,
- statistical fluid mechanics at two different space-time scales, with applications to ocean dynamics;

- relational axiomatizations of Galileian mechanics and general relativity;
- microscopic justification of the Clausius-Duhem inequality (the 'second law' of thermomechanics) as a restriction on constitutive equations;
- quantization of Julio Iglesias;
- modern continuum thermomechanics of materials with microstructure;
- reformulation of quantum mechanics as classical continuum mechanics of a microstructured medium;
- plausibility logic (`Bayesian probability theory');
- convex properties constraining the reformulation of non-classical physical models as classical ones;
- understanding of the physical meaning of `second quantization';
- de-metrisation of mechanical concepts through the use of straight and twisted differential forms, chains, cochains, currents;

More generally, I am interested in fundamental physics, i.e., classical statistical continuum electromagnetothermomechanics.

This is a picture of the present situation in quantum mechanics: