Seminars and Journal Clubs

Thursday, April 12, 2018
José Luis Gaona Reyes

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.
Friday, May 5, 2017
Giovanni Perosa (University of Trieste, Italy)

Partial differential equation and heat conduction

The aim of this seminar is to describe the problem affecting heat transfer equation in a relativistic frame and the efforts to solve it.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Mauro Paternostro (Queen's University Belfast, U.K.)

When Maxwell deamon is your best friend: an invitation to study stochastic thermodynamics of quantum processes

Thermodynamics is an inherently macroscopic theory that describes energy-exchange processes between a system and its environment, and the extraction of work from a driven system.