People

Academic staff:

Gabriele De Chiara, Lecturer
Interests: Quantum information and condensed matter. Density matrix renormalization group. Critical Phenomena. Quantum simulations with trapped ions. Ultra-cold atoms in optical lattices.
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Alessandro Ferraro, Lecturer
Interests: Quantum information in continuous-variable systems. Quantum simulation and computing. Quantum many-body systems. Theory of quantum correlations
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Jim McCann, Reader
Interests: Quantum optics (including nonlinear atom optics). Dynamics of molecules/clusters in super-intense lasers. Laser cooling of atoms and molecules. Optical lattices and Bose-Einstein condensates.
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Mauro Paternostro, Professor
Interests: Quantum information processing and simulation. Quantum optics (including nonlinear effects). Quantum optomechanics. Theory of quantum correlations. Quantum networking. Foundations of quantum mechanics. Thermodynamics of quantum systems.
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Research staff:

Obinna Abah, Research Fellow (Newton Fellowship/1851 Fellowship)
Interests: Quantum thermodynamics.
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Oussama Houhou, Postdoc (EPSRC funding)
Interests: Continuous-variable quantum information processing.
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Research Students:

Francesco Albarelli, PhD student (visiting Erasmus+ student, University of Milan)
Interests: Continuous variable quantum information processing.
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Matteo Brunelli, PhD student (EU funding)
Interests: Thermodynamics of quantum systems. Continuous variable quantum information processing. Quantum estimation theory.
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Christine Cartwright, PhD student (EPSRC DTA studentship)
Interests: Quantum simulation.
James Cormican, PhD student (DEL studentship)
Interests: Thermodynamics of biomolecular processes
Pietro Giuseppe Di Stefano, PhD student (visiting: Universita’ degli Studi di Catania)
Interests: Population transfer in artificial nanostructures; continuously monitored systems
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Conor Gallagher, PhD student (EPSRC DTA studentship)
Interests: Continuous-variable quantum computing
Adam Hewgill, PhD student
Interests: Non-locality and many-body systems
Luca Innocenti, PhD student (Angelo della Riccia studentship)
Interests: Quantum machine learning
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Helena Majury, PhD student (DEL Strategic Studentship–co-supervision with ECIT)
Interests: Quantum walks with noise
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Kenneth McAlpine, PhD student (DEL studentship)
Interests: Correlations in atomic gases
Ruari McCloskey, PhD student (DEL studentship)
Interests: Non-Markovianity and quantum correlations. Quantum information processing with higher-dimensional systems. Orbital angular momentum.
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Sam McMillen, PhD student (EPSRC DTA studentship)
Interests: Non-standard quantum mechanics and foundations of quantum physics.
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Darren Moore, PhD student (EPSRC DTA studentship)
Interests: Quantum Optics. Quantum information processing and simulation with continuous variables. Bose-Einstein condensates.
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Marco Pezzutto, PhD student (Visiting: Instituto Superior Tecnico de Lisboa)
Interests: Quantum thermodynamics; open quantum systems
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Brendan Reid, PhD student (EPSRC DTA studentship)
Interests: Ultra-cold atom quantum simulators; light-based probes
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Qiongyuan “Miles” Wu, MPhil student
Interests: Multipartite non-locality

MSci Students:

Ben Devlin, MSci student
Interests: Matrix product states (Gabriele)
Allen Kinnin, MSci student
Interests: Collisions and computational physics (Gabriele).
Gavin Lecky, MSci student
Interests: Semidefinite programs and quantum correlations (Alessandro).
Hannah McAleese, MSci student
Interests: Macroscopic quantumness (Mauro).
Peter McConnell, MSci student
Interests: Thermodynamics and biology (Mauro).
Ryan Patterson, MSci student
Interests: Localization in quantum communication (Mauro and Tchavdar Todorov)

Long-term and returning visitors:

Daniel Østergaard Andreasen, PhD student (Visiting: Aarhus University)
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Interests: Non-equilibrium systems; Large deviation theory (classical and quantum)
Fabian Bernards, Diploma student (Visiting: Siegen University)
Interests: Ergotropy and multipartite quantum correlations
Gianluca Francica, Research Student (Universita’ della Calabria, Italy)
Interests: Quantum optics and out-of-equlibrium quantum systems.
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Marta Maria Marchese, Laurea student (Visiting: University of Trieste)
Interests: Optomechanics and macrorealism

Affiliate members:

Steve Campbell, INFN Fellow (University of Milan)
Interests: Quantum information theory. Quantum correlations. Quantum many-body systems. Thermodynamics of quantum systems.
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Tony J. G. Apollaro, PostDoc (Universita’ degli Studi di Milano)
Interests: Quantum information processing and quantum statistical mechanics with spin systems. Non-Markovian dynamics.
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Fernando “Boiuna” Nicacio, PostDoc CNPq Research Fellow (joint supervision with Prof. S. L. Semiao at UFABC)
Interests: Continuous variables quantum information processing. Quantum hybrid systems
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Carlo Di Franco, PostDoc at Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Interests: Quantum information theory. Quantum walks. Quantum spin systems. Theory of quantum correlations.
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Simon Pigeon, ANR Fellow (Universite’ Pierre et Marie Curie)
Interests: Solid-state quantum optics. Thermodynamics of quantum systems
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André Xuereb, Lecturer at University of Malta
Interests: Quantum optics. Quantum optomechanics. Mesoscopic quantum systems. Non-linear processes in optomechanical systems.
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