Luca Gammaitoni is a professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Perugia, in Italy, and the director of the Noise in Physical Systems (NiPS) Laboratory. He is also the founder of Wisepower srl, a university spin-off company. He obtained his PhD degree in Physics from the University of Pisa in 1990. Since then, he has developed a wide international experience with collaborations in Europe, Japan and the USA. His scientific interests span from noise phenomena in physical systems to non-equilibrium thermodynamics and energy transformations at micro- and nanoscale, including the physics of computing. He is one of the recipients of the 2016 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for the observation of gravitational waves.