Interview - Piero Torelli
Born in Modena, Piero Torelli studied physics in his city. He received his doctorate in Paris, worked in Grenoble and then came to Trieste with his family in 2010: «Since I was a boy, I have always had a scientific approach to reality. When it came to going to high school I had no doubts about my choice».
Today, at CNR-IOM, he deals with the magnetism of materials: «I try to change the magnetism of materials through electrical impulses. Usually this transformation takes place through magnetic fields, but if we could achieve it through electric fields, we would have enormous advantages from the point of view of the components of microelectronics, as well as in terms of energy savings and information speed. It is a very fascinating study because it tries to deceive nature, since a magnetic response to an electrical impulse in nature does not exist».