Seminars and Journal Clubs

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Mauro Paternostro (Professor, Queen's University Belfast)

Machine learning for quantum protocols: quantum-state and gate synthesis assisted by artificial intelligence

Learning is not a prerogative of just humans or animals.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Caitlin Jones (PhD student at University of Trieste)

Micius Satellite and Satellite-to-Ground quantum communication

The Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS) is a satellite research project aiming to perform proof-of-concept demonstrations of long-distance quantum communication using a satellite named Micius.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Dr. Marco Oppio (PhD)

Quantum theory in real or quaternionic Hilbert spaces: how the complex Hilbert space structure emerges from Poincaré symmetry

In principle, the lattice of elementary propositions of a generic quantum system admits a representation in real, complex or quaternionic Hilbert spaces as established by Solèr’s theorem (1995) closin
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?