Selected Works

For the essential in the being of a man of my type lies precisely in what he thinks and how he thinks, not in what he does or suffers. [Albert Einstein]

Papers:

Relativistic Jets:

  1. L. Foschini: Jetted Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 Galaxies & Co.: Where Do We Stand?, Universe, 6 (2020) 136. [this review covers the years 2012-2020; for the years before 2012, please read my previous review]
  2. L. Foschini et al.: Mapping the narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxy 1H 0323+342, Universe, 5 (2019) 199.
  3. L. Foschini: What we talk about when we talk about blazars?, Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Science, 4 (2017) id. 6.
  4. L. Foschini et al.: Properties of flat-spectrum radio-loud narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxies, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 575 (2015) id. A13 (please refer to the arXiv version, because this paper has been revised after having found a few errors).
  5. L. Foschini: The Blandford-Znajek theory revisited, XXVIII Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics (Geneva, Switzerland, Dec 13-18, 2015).
  6. L. Foschini: The Unification of Relativistic Jets, International Journal of Modern Physics Conference Series, 28 (2014) id. 1460188.
  7. L. Foschini et al.: Fermi/LAT detection of extraordinary variability in the gamma-ray emission of the blazar PKS 1510-089, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 555 (2013) id. A138.
  8. L. Foschini et al.: Short time scale variability at gamma rays in FSRQs and implications on the current models, III Fermi Symposium (Roma, Italy, May 9-12, 2011).
  9. Fermi LAT Collaboration (L. Foschini corresponding author): Radio-Loud Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 as a New Class of Gamma-Ray Active Galactic Nuclei, The Astrophysical Journal, 707 (2009) L142.
  10. Fermi LAT Collaboration (L. Foschini corresponding author): Multiwavelength Monitoring of the Enigmatic Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 PMN J0948+0022 in 2009 March-July, The Astrophysical Journal, 707 (2009) 727.
  11. Fermi LAT Collaboration (L. Foschini corresponding author): Fermi/Large Area Telescope Discovery of Gamma-Ray Emission from a Relativistic Jet in the Narrow-Line Quasar PMN J0948+0022, The Astrophysical Journal, 699 (2009) 976.
  12. L. Foschini et al.: Infrared to X-ray observations of PKS 2155-304 in a low state, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 484 (2008) L35.
  13. L. Foschini et al.: A short hard X-ray flare from the blazar NRAO 530 observed by INTEGRAL, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 450 (2006) 77.

Physics of Time:

  1. L. Foschini: Matter without mass: do we really need the concept of mass? (2021).
  2. L. Foschini: Per una fisica del tempo. Unpublished, 20 November 2019 (in Italian).
  3. L. Foschini: The cut of time, The Time Machine Factory 2019, (Torino, Italy, 23-25 September 2019).
  4. L. Foschini: On the interpretation of time, I European Physical Society Conference on Gravitation, (Roma, Italy, 19-21 February 2019).
  5. L. Foschini: On the logic of quantum physics and the concept of the time (1998).

Philosophy of Physics/Physics and Society:

  1. L. Foschini: Materia senza massa: il concetto di massa è veramente necessario? La Città del Secondo Rinascimento, n. 94, Giugno 2021, p. 10.
  2. L. Foschini: La meccanica quantistica tra scienza e misticismo, La Città del Secondo Rinascimento, n. 72, Febbraio 2017, p. 15.
  3. L. Foschini: Non c'è qualità senza quantità, La Città del Secondo Rinascimento, n. 69, Giugno 2016, p. 11.
  4. L. Foschini: The scientific construction of the world FQXi Essay Contest: Trick or truth: the mysterious connection between physics and mathematics. (2015) [discussion].
  5. L. Foschini: Where the "it from bit" come from? FQXi Essay Contest: It from bit or bit from it? (2013) [discussion].
  6. L. Foschini: What can we say about Nature?, FQXi Essay Contest: Is reality digital or analog? (2011) [discussion].
  7. L. Foschini: Le opinioni di un precario, Sapere, Ottobre 2007, p. 100.
  8. L. Foschini: La responsabilità del ricercatore, Fondazione Giannino Bassetti (Milano, 2002).
  9. L. Foschini, interventi nel percorso La società del rischio a cura della Fondazione Giannino Bassetti (Milano, 2001-2002).
  10. L. Foschini, interventi nel forum Conflitti di interesse nella scienza: parliamone a cura della Fondazione Giannino Bassetti (Milano, Giugno 2001).
  11. L. Foschini: Gödel, Church, Turing: la fine della matematica?, Il Secondo Rinascimento, 58 (1998) 64.
  12. L. Foschini: La scienza è in crisi?, AEI - Automazione Energia Informazione, 83 (1996) 455. [English translation: Is Science going through a critical stage?]

Impact of asteroids and meteoroids:

  1. L. Foschini et al.: The atmospheric fragmentation of the 1908 Tunguska Cosmic Body: reconsidering the possibility of a ground impact (2018).
  2. L. Foschini: Meteoroid Impacts on Spacecraft. In: Meteors in the Earth's atmosphere. Edited by Edmond Murad and Iwan P. Williams. Cambridge University Press (2002), p. 249.
  3. L. Foschini et al.: On the atmospheric dynamics of the Tunguska cosmic body, Meteoroids 2001 (Kiruna, Sweden, Aug 6-10, 2001). ESA Publications Division, ESA SP-495, p. 371.
  4. L. Foschini: On the atmospheric fragmentation of small asteroids, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 365 (2001) 612.
  5. L. Foschini: A solution for the Tunguska event, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 342 (1999) L1.
  6. L. Foschini: On the interaction of radio waves with meteoric plasma, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 341 (1999) 634.
  7. L. Foschini: On the airburst of large meteoroids in the Earth's atmosphere. The Lugo bolide: reanalysis of a case study, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 337 (1998) L5.
  8. L. Foschini: Electromagnetic interference from plasmas generated in meteoroids impacts, Europhysics Letters, 43 (1998) 226.

Books:

  1. L. Foschini: Fisica del Tempo (Bonomo, Bologna, 2018).
  2. L. Foschini: Yet Another Introduction to Relativistic Astrophysics (lecture notes, short course University of Padova, free e-Book, 2017).
  3. L. Foschini: Introduzione alla teoria della relatività generale (dispense per la Scuola Estiva 2016 a Saint-Barthélemy, Valle d'Aosta).
  4. L. Foschini: Scienza e linguaggio, Prefazione di Giuseppe O. Longo (Aracne, Roma, 2015). [slides presentazioni: Scienza e linguaggio, Il cielo, l'uomo, le galassie. L'influenza della lingua sulla scienza]
  5. L. Foschini: Singolarità spaziotemporali - Al di là e al di qua dell'orizzonte degli eventi (Aracne, Roma, 2007).
  6. A. Carbognani, L. Foschini: Meteore - Dalle stelle cadenti alla catastrofe di Tunguska (CUEN, Napoli, 1999).