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Sean Ali Ph.D.
Focus: Physics

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Sean Ali, PH.D.


  • Ph.D. in Physics,  State University of New York at Albany


  • Physics I
  • Physics II
  • Physics for Life Sciences
  • Linear Algebra I
  • Linear Algebra II
  • Pre-calculus
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Calculus III
  • Seminar


  • Research Associate: International Institute for Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Einstein-Galilei


  • Gauge Field Theory, Group Theory and Lie Algebras, Gravitational Physics, Foundations of Quantum Mechanics, Chaos Theory, Information Geometry


  • Invited reviewer for Entropy
  • Invited reviewer for Foundations of Physics, General Relativity & Gravitation
  • Invited speaker at the Ettore Majorana Centre for World Scientific Culture, Erice-Italy


Selected Publications: Original Research

Steven Gassner, Carlo Cafaro, Sean A. Ali, Paul Alsing. Information geometric aspects of probability paths with minimum entropy productions for quantum state evolution. Int. J. Geom. Methods in Mod. Phys. 18 (8), 2150127 (2021)

C. Cafaro, S. A. Ali. Maximum caliber inference and the stochastic Ising model. Phys. Rev. E 94 (5), 052145 (2016).

C. Cafaro, S. A. Ali, A. Giffin. On the Violation of Bell's Inequality for all non-Product Quantum States. Int. J. Quantum Inf. 14 (3), 630003 (2016).

C. Cafaro, S. A. Ali, A. Giffin. Thermodynamic Aspects of information Transfer in Complex Dynamical Systems. Phys. Rev E 93 (2), 022114 (2016).

C. Cafaro, A. Giffin, S. A. Ali. Application of the maximum Relative Entropy Method to the Physics of Ferromagnetic materials. Physica A 455, 11-26 (2016).

A. Giffin, S. A. Ali and C. Cafaro. Local Softening of Information Geometric Indicators of Chaos in Statistical Modeling in the Presence of Quantum-Like Considerations. Entropy 15 (11), 4622-4633 (2013).

D.-H. Kim, S. A. Ali, C. Cafaro and S. Mancini. Information geometry of quantum entangled Gaussian wave-packets. Physica A 391, 4517-4556 (2012).

D.-H. Kim, S. A. Ali, C. Cafaro and S. Mancini. Information Geometric Modeling of Scattering Induced Quantum Entanglement. Phys. Lett. A 375, 2868-2873 (2011).

S. A. Ali, D.-H. Kim, C. Cafaro and S. Mancini. The Effect Of Microscopic Correlations On The Information Geometric Complexity Of Gaussian Statistical Models. Physica A 389, 3117-3127 (2010).

C. Cafaro, A. Giffin, S. A. Ali, D.-H. Kim. Reexamination of an Information Geometric Construction of Entropic Indicators of Complexity. App. Math. Comp. 217, 2944-2951 (2010).

Ch. Corda, S. A. Ali and C. Cafaro. Interferometer Response to Scalar Gravitational Waves. Int. J. Mod. Phys. D 19, 1095-2109 (2010).

C. Cafaro and S. A. Ali. Geometrodynamics of Information on Curved Statistical Manifolds and its Applications to Chaos. Elect. J. Theor. Phys. 5 (2008).

S. A. Ali, C. Cafaro, S. Capozziello and Ch. Corda. Abelian Magnetic Monopoles and Topologically Massive Vector Bosons in Scalar-Tensor Gravity with Torsion Potential. Int. J. Mod. Phys. A 23, 4315-4335 (2008).

C. Cafaro and S. A. Ali. Can Chaotic Quantum Energy Level Statistics be Characterized by Using Information Geometry and Inference Methods? Physica A 387, 6876-6894 (2008).

S. A. Ali and S. Capozziello. Nonlinear Realization of the Local Conform-Affine Symmetry Group for Gravity in the Composite Fiber Bundle Formalism. Int. J. Geom. Methods in Mod. Phys. 4, 1041-1074 (2007).

C. Cafaro and S. A. Ali. Jacobi Fields on Statistical Manifolds of Negative Curvature. Physica D 234, 70-80 (2007).

S. A. Ali, C. Cafaro, S. Capozziello and Ch. Corda. A Bound Quantum Particle in a Riemann-Cartan Space with Topological Defects and Planar Potential. Phys. Lett. A 366, 315-323 (2007).

C. Cafaro and S. A. Ali. The Spacetime Algebra Approach to Massive Classical Electrodynamics with Magnetic Monopoles. Adv. Appl. Clifford Alg. 17, 23-36 (2007).

C. Cafaro, S. Capozziello, Ch. Corda and S. A. Ali. Can Magnetic Monopoles and Massive Photons Coexist in the Framework of the Same Classical Theory? Adv. High Energy Phys. Volume 2007 (2007), Article ID 69835,


Selected Publications: Review Articles

Carlo Cafaro and Sean A. Ali. Information Geometric Measures of Complexity with Applications to Classical and Quantum Physical Settings. Foundations 2021, 1(1), 45-62; doi:10.3390/foundations1010006

Sean Alan Ali, Carlo Cafaro, Steven Gassner, Adom Giffin. An Information Geometric Perspective on the Complexity of Macroscopic Predictions Arising from Incomplete Information. Adv. Math. Phys. 2018, 2048521 (2018).

Sean Alan Ali, Carlo Cafaro. Theoretical investigations of an information geometric approach to complexity. Rev. Math. Phys. 29 (9), 1730002 (2017).

D.-H. Kim, S. A. Ali, C. Cafaro and S. Mancini. Complexity characterization in a probabilistic approach to dynamical systems through information geometry and inductive inference. Phys. Scr. 85, 025009 (2012).

C. Cafaro and S. A. Ali. The Relevance of Atmospheric Newtonian Noise Generated by Acoustic and Turbulent Phenomena in Laser-Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detectors. Appears in the edited collection: “The Big Challenge of Gravitational Waves: A New Window into the Universe”. Editors: C. Corda, H. J. Mosquera Cuesta 55-86 (2011). Nova Science Publishers, Inc. ISBN 978-1-61470-373-0.

S. A. Ali, C. Cafaro, S. Capozziello and Ch. Corda. On the Poincare Gauge Theory of Gravitation. Int. J. Theor. Phys. 48, 34226-3448 (2009).


Selected Publications: Conference Proceedings

A. Giffin, S. A. Ali and C. Cafaro. Local Softening of Chaotic Statistical Models with Quantum Considerations. AIP Conf. Proc. 1553, 2013, 238

S. A. Ali, C. Cafaro, A. Giffin, C. Lupo and S. Mancini. On a Differential Geometric Viewpoint of Jaynes’ MaxEnt Method and its Quantum Extension. AIP Conf. Proc. 1443, 120-128 (2012).

S. A. Ali, D.-H. Kim, C. Cafaro and S. Mancini. An Information Geometric Analysis of Entangled Continuous Variable Quantum Systems. J. Phys. A: Conference Series 306, 01206 (2011).

C. Cafaro, S. A. Ali and A. Giffin. An Application of Reversible Entropic Dynamics on Curved Statistical Manifolds. AIP Conf. Proc., 872, 243-251 (2006).

S. A. Ali and A. Inomata. Note on Path Integration in a Space with a Dispiration. Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) Publishing, Dubna (2005). Edited by C. Burdik, O. Navratil and S. Posta. Online at: