Luigi Sertorio

Luigi Sertorio nsIn hmolscience, Luigi Sertorio (1933-), or Sertorius, is an Italian theoretical physicist and ecophysicist noted, in human thermodynamics, for his 1991 book Thermodynamics of Complex Systems: an Introduction to Ecophysics, in which he attempts to explain human systems thermodynamically in the context of ecosystem surroundings, using a type of statistical mechanics / thermal physics based ecological thermodynamics formulation; albeit mixing chemical thermodynamics discussion in sparsely. [1] In a few end chapters, Sertorio attempts to outline the thermodynamics of an inert house, Maxwell’s demon, and to speculate on the thermodynamics of mental processes, in his end chapter "the intellectual house", albeit discussed very superficially.

In the 1990s, Sertorio was a professor of theoretical physics and in the 2000s was a professor of ecophysics, both at the University of Turin, Italy; he also is a former researcher at Princeton University and Los Alamos National Laboratories. (ΡΊ)

1. Sertorio, Luigi. (1991). Thermodynamics of Complex Systems: an Introduction to Ecophysics (Series on Advances in Statistical Mechanics). World Scientific.

Further reading
● Sertorio, Luigi. (2008). “After the Fossil Era” (abs), in Sustainable Energy Production and Consumption (pgs. 43-53, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C. Environmental Security.
● Sertorio, Luigi and Renda, Erika. (date). 100 Watts for the Next Billion Years (100 watt per il prossimo miliardo di anni). Bollati Boringhieri.

External links
● Luigi Sertorius (about) (Italian → English) –

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