Ferdinando Gliozzi

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Ferdinando Gliozzi
Born (1940-04-05) 5 April 1940 (age 78)
Turin, Italy
Nationality Italian
Alma mater University of Turin
Known for GSO projection
Scientific career
Fields Theoretical physics
Institutions Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
University of Turin

Ferdinando Gliozzi (Italian: [ferdiˈnando ˈʎɔttsi]; born 1940) is a string theorist at the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare. Along with David Olive and Joel Scherk, he proposed the GSO projection[1][2] to map out the tachyonic states in the Neveu–Schwarz sector.[2]


  1. ^ Gliozzi, Ferdinando; Scherk, Joel; Olive, David I. (1977). "Supersymmetry, Supergravity Theories And The Dual Spinor Model". Nuclear Physics B. 122 (2): 253–290. Bibcode:1977NuPhB.122..253G. doi:10.1016/0550-3213(77)90206-1. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b Polchinski, Joseph (1998). String Theory: Volume 2. Cambridge University Press. p. 45. ISBN 978-0-521-63304-8.