Author : Giovanni Gallavotti
Title:: About David Ruelle, after his 80-th birthday
Abstract: This is, with minor modifications, a text read at the 114-th Statistical Mechanics meeting, in honor of D.Ruelle and Y.Sinai, at Rutgers, Dec.13-15, 2015: it does not attempt to analyze, or not even just quote, all works of Ruelle; I discuss, as implicit in such occasions, a few among his works with which I have more familiarity and which were source of inspiration for me.
INFN Fisica, Rutgers University e Accademia dei Lincei
Universita di Roma Sapienza, 00185 Roma, Italy