Pietro Armienti

  • Board Member

Professor Pietro Armienti is expert in thermodynamics of petrologic processes, he has developed image analysis and stereologic techniques to derive constraints on the time scales of magmatic crystallization to describe and predict the evolution of volcanic systems in the areas of Phlegraean Fields (Italy), Mt Etna (Italy), Lanzarote (Canarias) and North Victoria Land (Antarctica).
He was coordinator of the researches on Cenozoic igneous activity in the Italian Antarctic Program and of the Environment Project on Etna Volcano. His antarctic curriculum includes six participations to the italian antarctic expeditions, during which he organized the field work, discovered a new active volcano and set the basis for the recognition of the early phases of igneous activity on the Ross Sea margin of the Transantarctic Mountains.
He has recently published original works applying image analysis to the study of middle ages tools, identifying the geometrical meaning of marble inlays on the XIII century church of San Nicola in Pisa and deciphering as a Qibla finder a mathematical tool found in Verona in a hidden cache of XIII-XIV century weapons. His interest in portolan map is related to the history of the Maritime Republic of Pisa and the role of Leonardo Fibonacci in the evolution of middle age western civilization.

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