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Gabriele  Varieschi  - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Gabriele Varieschi

Chair and Professor of Physics | Loyola Marymount University


Seaver College of Science and Engineering


Phone: 310.338.7632
Email: Gabriele.Varieschi@lmu.edu
Office: Seaver Hall 110
Dr. Gabriele Varieschi was born in Milan, Italy, the land of Galileo, Volta, Fermi and many other famous scientists. He studied physics at the University of Milan, graduating with a thesis in Applied Superconductivity at the INFN - LASA laboratory. After finishing his undergraduate education, he worked as a physics and math instructor at a local Jesuit High School, the "Istituto Leone XIII", before moving to southern California in 1994.

As a graduate student, he studied at the Physics and Astronomy Department, UCLA, receiving his M.S. in 1996, and his Ph.D. in Physics in 2000. His field of research was theoretical Astro-Particle Physics, the interface field between Particle Physics and Astrophysics, with a focus on Cosmic Rays and Neutrinos.

After completing his graduate studies, he joined the Physics Department at Loyola Marymount University, where he combines his research interests in Gravitational Physics with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. In 2020, Dr. Varieschi introduced an alternative model of gravity – Newtonian Fractional Dimension Gravity (NFDG) – which is able to model galaxies without using the controversial Dark Matter. For more details, please see the NFDG webpage at: http://gvarieschi.lmu.build/NFDG2020.html

In his free time, Dr. Varieschi enjoys spending time with his family, planning winter ski trips and summer visits to his native country. He also likes to play classical guitar and renaissance lute music.

For more information about Dr. Varieschi’s research and teaching interests, please visit his personal website: http://gvarieschi.lmu.build/
For an updated list of Dr. Varieschi’s publications (in collaboration also with LMU students), please see the links below.

Education (3)

University of California, Los Angeles: Ph.D., Physics 2000

University of California, Los Angeles: M.S., Physics 1996

University of Milan: B.A, Physics

Areas of Expertise (5)

General Relativity and Cosmology

Gravitational Physics

Physics and Astronomy

Particle Physics and Astrophysics

Alternative Theories of Gravity

Industry Expertise (3)

Training and Development