Dr. Fabio Cardone Curriculum


Contact - Personal Notes - Education and Career - Affiliations - Honours and Awards - Scientific Career - List of publications




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Personal Notes

Born in Chieti Italy on October 14 1960, son of the prof. Mario Cardone and judge Maria Pia Palesse, married with Silvia Aquilani MD on 1989, one child  Cristina Maria Pia born on 1994.

Roman Catholic, Italian citizen, former member of the party Alleanza Nazionale (AN).


Education and Career

-1979              Diploma of Classic Arts ;

-1984              Diploma at the CERN , Geneva Switzerland ;

-1984              PhD in Physics at L’Aquila University, L’Aquila Italy ;

-1985              Master in Particle Physics at La Sapienza University, Rome Italy ;

During his education he has been student of the following Nobel laureate in physics : C. Rubbia (experimental physics), T.D. Lee (theoretical physics), S. Ting (particle physics), E. Wigner (mathematical physics), G. Charpak  (radiation detection) .

1984 – 1989            Associate Researcher at the National Laboratories of the National Institute for Nuclear Physics  (INFN) , Rome Italy ;

-1985            Researcher at the Physics Department of the Wisconsin University, Madison WI USA ;

1985 – 1987            Assistant of the Director of the Project of the Grand Sasso Laboratory, the biggest underground physics  laboratory in the world ;

1987 – 1989            Assistant of the Director of the Grand Sasso National Laboratory (LNGS-INFN) and Graduate Fellow of the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI) ;

1989 – 1991            Associate Researcher at CERN , Geneva Switzerland ;

1990 – 1991            Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics at the Utica College of the Syracuse University ;

1992 – 2002            Fellow and Associate of the National Institute of High Mathematics (INDAM) and National Institute of Optics (INOA). 

Professor of Physics and Mathematics in Italy at the Universities La Sapienza of Rome, L’Aquila, Tuscia and Messina; in the Vatican State at the Universities Gregoriana and St. Thomas Angelicum; in Poland at the Gdansk (Danzig) University.           

Scientific Adviser at the Senate of the Italian Republic and of the President of the Rome Province Government.     Scientific Adviser of the President of the Committee for Culture at the European Parliament.

2003 -             Appointed as tenure member of the National Council of  Research of Italy (CNR)  and Scientific Adviser of  the Italian Army. Member of the Technical Group in the Committee for the evaluation of the Scientific Research (CIVR) of the Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR).



Since 1984 member of the SocietÓ Italiana di Fisica (SIF, Italian Physical Society) ,  since I997 member of the of New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS). Also member of the SocietÓ Italiana di Gravitazione (SIGRAV, Italian Society of Gravitation) and SocietÓ Italiana di Matematica Applicata ed Industriale (SIMAI, Italian Society of Applied Mathematics for Industry), and American Association for Advancement of Sciences (AAAS).


Honours and Awards

On 1985 he has been awarded with the national prize for the physics of the Galileo Galilei Foundation.

On 1991 he received the award "Onore al Merito" for his research in nuclear physics by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Abruzzo Regional Government.

On 2001 he has been awarded by the International Biographical Centre (IBC) of Cambridge (England) with the medal as outstanding scientist of XXI century for his studies in the theoretical physics.

On 2002 he has been awarder by the American Biographical Institute (ABI) with Honour Medal for his results in the research of interactions properties and proposed by the ABI Board of Governors for the Presidential Medal.


Scientific Career

From 1983 thru 1984 he has been working on diofantine algebra (numerical equation) and combinatorial analysis applied to the quark model of hadrons. 

From 1984 thru 1985 he has been member of the Gran Sasso Group of the INFN for the Gran Sasso Laboratory working on proton decay experiments by a cherenkov detector and then by a liquid Argon detector within the first ICARUS project at Madison University.   From 1985 thru 1986 he has been member of the LVD international collaboration and studied the neutron background in the Gran Sasso Laboratory .

From 1987 thru 1989 he has been studying superconducting detector for measuring the neutrino mass and in general he studied the properties of the low temperature detectors.   This activity has been examined with interest by the Nuclear Physics Committee of the European Physical Society (EPS) which invited him to held a lecture at the Europhysics Conference on Nuclear Physics, Bratislava 1990.   Moreover he studied a measurement of the neutrino mass by inner bremsstrhalung radiation of K-capture using intense Fe55 source (more than 3 Curie).

On 1989, within the renewed interest in piezonuclear phenomena, he characterized a possible method for evaluating the energy of neutron produced by these reactions using the crossed measurement of two detectors, BF3 and He3, having different efficiency functions.

From 1989 thru 1990 within the new program for the ICARUS detector at CERN he resumed the study of the proton decay in liquid Argon developing a computer simulation of such event in a ICARUS-like detector.

He studied the possible experimental proof of the existence of a stochastic radiation in the vacuum using the inverse Compton radiation of the electrons in the LEP and proposed to repeat the measurements of the LEP5 detector.

Then he studied the Bose-Einstein correlation using UA1 data under the prof. G. Salvini supervision, the deviation from a linear energy dependence of the K░ lifetime and the introduction in Special Relativity of an energy dependent Minkowski metric obtained by the deformation of the Minkowski space.

From 1991 he started to investigate the 'metric description of interaction' or rather the representation of an interaction by energy dependent metric and applied this method to weak (leptonic), strong (adronic ), electromagnetic and gravitational interactions.

On this topic he hold two series of seminars at Mathematical Department of La Sapienza University in Rome in 1992 and 1993, a talk at the Scientific Meeting of the GNFM in Rome on October 1993 and a lecture at the 81st National Congress of the SIF, Italian Physical Society, in Perugia on October 1995.

The highest result obtained in this framework has been the description of hadronic interaction by such an energy dependent metric which set new highlights on the hadronic components confinement and asintotic freedom thru the proper time measurement of hadronic interaction (in analogy with gravitation).              Then he got the possibility to write the Helmoltz equation for waves in Minkowski deformed space whose deformation results described by a Cauchy-like space-time deformation tensor. 

In 1997 he succeeded in representing also the gravity by energy dependent metric using the analysis of Prof. Carroll O. Alley experiment on atomic clocks in gravitational field at different positions.

The next step investigated is to represent these metrics in a penta-dimensional formalism (Kaluza-Klein like) where the fifth coordinate is the energy, in order to get the action principles and the Einstein equation with the geodesic equations  for the four interactions, already described in a phenomenological way.

The most important goal achieved is that the minkowskian energy limits for the four known interactions are in exact ratio.

From 1998 thru 2000 he tested the local Lorentz invariance as a foundation of the previous representation of interactions and performed a new type of electromagnetic experiment which showed the lower limits of the Lorentz invariance verifying  the minkowskian energy already got by previous experimental analysis.

In 2000 he wrote a book, in collaboration with R. Mignani, on the history of physics, illustrating unknown facts about the discovery of slow neutron and nuclear fission.

Moreover he explored the problems of the superluminality and of the stochastic electrodynamics.

During 2001-06 he, in collaboration with Roberto Mignani,  summarized the previous results in two books entitled “Energy and Geometry” (World Scientific Editions, New York Singapore, 2004) and Deformed Spacetime (Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, 2007) .

During the scientific activity he hold many invited lectures, the most relevant ones: to the II Workshop on Hadronic Mechanics, Como, August 1984 (ref. r2) ; to the International Workshop on Superconducting Particle Detector, ISI Turin, October 1987 (ref. p1) ; to the European Workshop on Low Temperature Devices for the Detection of Low energy Neutrinos and Dark Matter, LAPP Annecy May 1988 .

On invitation of the Nuclear Physics Committee of the European Physical Society he hold a lecture on "Neutrino Mass from Beta Spectrum of Tritium : Perspectives", at the 14th Europhysics Conference on Nuclear Physics, Bratislava October 1990.

In 1999 Crakow (Poland) he held an invited lecture on superluminal tunnelling at First Crakow-Clausthall International Workshop on Quantum Mechanics. In 1999 and 2000 he held invited lectures on the test of the Lorentz invariance at International Conferences on the Relativity Theory in Cesena (Italy) and London (England).

In 2001 he has been invited to hold a lecture on the nuclear matter modification by ultrasounds at the International Conference Cosmion 2001, Moscow (Russia) .


 List of publications


   Enrico Fermi e i secchi della Sora Cesarina

       F. Cardone, R. Mignani       Edizioni Di Renzo, Roma 2000


   Modern Nonlinear Optics

       Part 3 , 2nd edition, a cura di (ed. by) M. Evans       Capitolo (Section) Superluminal Effects and Tachyon Theory

       F. Cardone, R. Mignani       John Wiley and Sons Inc. , New York 2001


  Energy and Geometry

        F. Cardone, R. Mignani        World Scientific , Singapore 2004


  Deformed Spacetime

        F. Cardone, R. Mignani        Springer , Heidelberg 2007






Topics :  Lorentz Invariance - Metrics of Interactions - Gravitation - Electromagnetism and Quantum Theory - Nuclear Physics - Particle Physics - Mathematics in Physics.


 On Lorentz Invariance


Observation of a DC voltage induced by a steady magnetic field:a possible electromagnetic breakdown of Lorentz invariance ?

Physics Essays, 13, 4, 645 (2000)

Looking for a possible breakdown of local Lorentz invariance for electromagnetic   phenomena: theory and experimental results

Foundation of Physics Letters, 14, 1, 51 (2001)

On the breakdown of local Lorentz invariance in Deformed Special Relativity

Recent Research Developments in Physics  6, II, 619 (2005)

New experimental results on lower limits of local Lorentz invariance

Foundations of Physics (2006)


 On Metrics of Interactions


Metric description of hadronic interaction from Bose-Einstein correlation

Journal of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, 83, 3, 435  (1996)

Metric description of interactions in a deformed Minkowski space-time

Gravitation and Cosmology, 4, 4 (16), 311 (1998)

Broken Lorentz invariance and metric description of interactions in a deformed Minkowski space

Foundation of Physics, 29, 11, 1735 (1999)

Energy dependent phenomenological metrics and five dimensional Einstein equations

Foundation of Physics Letters, 12, 281 (1999)

Five-dimensional relativity with energy as extra dimension

General Relativity and Gravitation, 31, 7, 1049 (1999)

Energy as fifth dimension

Foundation of Physics Letters, 12, 347 (1999)


 On Gravitation


Energy and relativistic clock rates in five dimensions

General Relativity and Gravitation, 30, 11, 1619 (1998)

Energy dependent metric for gravitation from clock rate experiment

International Journal of Modern Physics A,  14, 24, 3799 (1999)

Energy-dependent metric for gravitation and the breakdown of local Lorentz invariance

Annales de la Fondation L. de Broglie, numero speciale  (special iussue) Contemporary  Electrodynamics Curato da (Ed. by) V. Dvoeglazov and G. Lochak ,  27, 423 (2002)

Bound on the Q-factor of a G-constant measuring pendulum device from gravitational stochastic background

Foundation of Physics Letters  15, 407 (2002)


 On Electromagnetism and Quantum Theory


On the zero point radiation and the inverse Compton scattering

Nuovo Cimento A, 104A, 5, 757 (1991)

Wave propagation in a generalized Minkowski space and superluminal signals 

Annales de la Fondation L. de Broglie 23, 3-4, 173 (1998)

Fourier-integral description of superluminal tunnelling

Modern Physics Letters B, 14, 109  (2000)

Are particle and photon tunnelling local or non-local phenomena

Physics Letters A, 289, 279 (2001)

A unified view to Cologne and Florence experiments on superluminal photon propagation

Physics Letters A 306, 256 (2003)

On the enhancement of impurity collisions in a Bose-Einstein condensate

Modern Physics Letters B 17, 22, 1143 (2003)

The shadow of light: non-Lorentian behaviour of photon systems

Physics Letters A 326, 1   (2004)

The shadow of light further experimental evidences

International Journal of Modern Physics B 20, 1, 85 (2006)

The shadow of light: Lorentz invariance and complementarity principle in anomalous photon  behaviour

International Journal of Modern Physics B 20, 9, 1107 (2006)

The question of the superluminal speed of information

Physics Letters A 352, 473 (2006)

Observation of Zenneck-type waves  in microwave propagation experiments

Journal of Applied Physics 100, 024910 (2006)

Multiple internal reflection during particle and photon tunnelling

Foundation of Physics Letters 19, 5, 441 (2006)     

The shadow of light: evidences of photon behaviour contradicting known electrodynamics

In press on the "Annales de la Fondation Louis de Broglie"      or on Arxiv at     arxiv 0710.4873


 On Nuclear Physics


Possible evidence for transformation of chemical elements in cavitated water

Gravitation and Cosmology Supplement, 8, 216 (2002)

Possible observation of transformation of elements in cavitated water

International Journal of Modern Physics B 17, 3, 307  (2003)

Possible evidence for production of an artificial radionuclide in cavitated water

Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry  265, 1, 151 (2005)

Nucleosynthesis of an artificial radionuclide by cavitation

Gravitation and Cosmology  11, 1-2, (41-42),  1 (2005)

Proposal of a new mechanism of nucleosynthesis in stars

Gravitation and Cosmology  11, 1-2, (41-42), 1 (2005)

Piezonuclear reactions and Lorentz invariance breakdown

International Journal of Modern Physics E 15, 4, 911  (2006)

Speeding-up Thorium decay

arxiv 0710.5177

Neutrons from Piezonuclear Reactions

arxiv 0710.5115

Piezonuclear Neutrons

Physics Letters A Volume 373, Issues 8-9, 23 February 2009, Pages 862-866 or arxiv 0812.1272


 On Particle Physics


On the numerical structure in the quark model

Lettere al Nuovo Cimento, 40, 16, 497 (1984)

The Large Volume Detector(LVD) of the Gran Sasso Laboratory

Nuovo Cimento C, 9C, 2, 237 (1986)

On a possible non-Lorentian energy-dependence of the K░ lifetime

Journal of Physics G, 18, L61 (1992)

Lie-isotopic energy-dependence of K░ lifetime

Journal of Physics G, 18, L141 (1992)

Non standard peak values of the Bose-Einstein correlations and their interpretation in terms of a metric description of strong interaction

European Physics Journal (Zeischrift fur Physik-Journal de Physique) C, 4 , 705 (1998)

The electron mass from Deformed Special Relativity

Electromagnetic Phenomena (Special Iussue for Dirac’s Centenary) 3, 11 (2003)


 On Mathematics in Physics


Boosts in an arbitrary direction and maximal causal velocities in a deformed Minkowski space

Foundations of Physics Letters 16, 2, 163 (2003)

Killing symmetries of generalized Minkowski spaces. I. Algebraic-infinitesimal structure of  space-time rotation groups

Foundation of Physics 34, 4, 617 (2004)

Killing symmetries of generalized Minkowski spaces part 2 : Finite structure of  space-time rotation groups in four dimensions

Foundation of Physics 34, 8, 1155 (2004)

Killing symmetries of generalized Minkowski spaces, 3 : Spacetime translations in four dimensions

Foundation of Physics 34, 9, 1407 (2004)