Seminars and Journal Clubs

Monday, May 21, 2018
Giorgio Torrieri (Researcher, Istituto de Fisica Gleb Wataghin, DRCC, IFGW)

The Unruh effect, the equivalence principle and quantum field theory

The idea that the Unruh effect has a role in the apparent thermalization of systems produced in hadronic collisions has gained quite a lot of popularity in the last few years [1].
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Andrea Vinante (Researcher, University of Southampton)

Experimental test of collapse models and gravity-induced decoherence with mechanical systems

A breakdown of the quantum superposition principle at macroscopic scale, possibly induced by gravity, would allow to solve at the same time the quantum measurement problem and the apparent contradicti
Thursday, April 12, 2018
José Luis Gaona Reyes (PhD Student, University of Trieste)

Black Hole Information Loss Paradox and Collapse Models

In the first part of the talk, the basic notions of the black hole information loss paradox are presented, following [1]. Then, the proposal of S. K. Modak and D. Sudarsky [2] is described.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Lorenzo Asprea (PhD student, University of Trieste)

Gravitational Decoherence

One of the greatest predictions of general relativity is the existence of gravitational waves (GWs), which can be thought of as small perturbations of the metric propagating through spacetime at the
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Giulio Gasbarri (Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Trieste)

On-Chip Quantum Interference of a Superconducting Microsphere

We propose and analyze an all-magnetic scheme to perform a Young’s double slit experiment with a micron-sized superconducting sphere of mass > ~ 10^13 amu.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Antoine Tilloy (Post Doctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics)

Interacting quantum field theories as relativistic statistical field theories of local beables

I will present a generic method to construct collapse models with good symmetry properties starting from interacting quantum field theories.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Antoine Tilloy (Post Doctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics)

Ghirardi Rimini Weber model with massive flashes

Huge amounts of efforts are currently invested in trying to quantize gravity. But are we really sure that gravity should be quantum at the fundamental level?
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Luca Curcuraci (Ph.D. student, University of Trieste)

Stochastic mechanics according to M. Nagasawa

Stochastic mechanics is a attempt to formulate quantum mechanics starting from the theory of stochastic process. The most famous formulation is due to E. Nelson [1].
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Matteo Carlesso (Ph.D. student, University of Trieste)

Adjoint master equation for Quantum Brownian Motion

Quantum brownian motion is the paradigm of an open quantum system and it finds applications in several physical contexts.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Tommaso Guaita (University of Milano, Italy)

Dynamical reduction models as a solution to the quantum measurement problem

Dynamical reduction models have been proposed as a possible solution to the well known measurement problem in quantum mechanics.