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]


Relativistic Jets:

  1. L. Foschini: What we talk about when we talk about blazars?, Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Science, 4 (2017) id. 6.
  2. L. Foschini et al.: Properties of flat-spectrum radio-loud narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxies, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 575 (2015) id. A13 (Corrigendum).
  3. L. Foschini: The Blandford-Znajek theory revisited, XXVIII Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics (Geneva, Switzerland, Dec 13-18, 2015).
  4. L. Foschini: The Unification of Relativistic Jets, International Journal of Modern Physics Conference Series, 28 (2014) id. 1460188.
  5. 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.
  6. 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).
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. L. Foschini et al.: A short hard X-ray flare from the blazar NRAO 530 observed by INTEGRAL, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 450 (2006) 77.

Impact of asteroids and meteoroids:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. L. Foschini: On the atmospheric fragmentation of small asteroids, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 365 (2001) 612.
  4. L. Foschini: A solution for the Tunguska event, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 342 (1999) L1.
  5. L. Foschini: On the interaction of radio waves with meteoric plasma, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 341 (1999) 634.
  6. 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.
  7. L. Foschini: Electromagnetic interference from plasmas generated in meteoroids impacts, Europhysics Letters, 43 (1998) 226.

Foundations of Physics:

  1. L. Foschini: The scientific construction of the world (2015).
  2. L. Foschini: Where the "it from bit" come from? (2013).
  3. L. Foschini: What can we say about Nature? (2011).
  4. L. Foschini: On the logic of quantum physics and the concept of the time (1998).
  5. L. Foschini: Is Science going through a critical stage? (1996)


  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).