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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Mississippi

Dr. Luca Bombelli

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Office: 108A Lewis Hall
Phone: +1-662-915-5319

Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., 1987, Syracuse University
  • M.S., 1983, Syracuse University
  • University Degree, 1980, University of Milan


  • 1987–1988: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Vienna, Austria
  • 1989–1991: Research Associate, University of Calgary, Canada
  • 1991–1994: Postdoctoral Fellow, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
  • 1994–1995: Assistant Professor, Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA
  • 1995–1996: Visiting Researcher, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1996–1999: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi
  • 1999–2005: Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi
  • 2005–2017: Associate Professor, University of Mississippi
  • 2017–         : Professor, University of Mississippi
  • 2016–        : Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UM


  • American Physical Society
  • American Association of Physics Teachers
  • International Society for General Relativity and Gravitation
  • Sigma Xi
  • Sigma Pi Sigma

Research Interests

I am a theoretical physicist, and most of my work is in gravitational physics. I have worked on several classical aspects of gravity, studying properties of solutions of Einstein’s equations of General Relativity and the motion of bodies in curved spacetimes, including chaotic motion. Currently, most of my work is motivated by quantum gravity and the development of a theory of quantum spacetime.