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Quantum Probes featured in Quantum Science and Technology

Matteo’s paper “Probing the diamagnetic term in light-matter interaction”, published this year in Quantum Science and Technology, has been selected as one of ten articles to be featured in a highlights collection promoting the journal’s first year of publication.

The paper, written in collaboration with Tommaso Tufarelli and Gerardo Adesso from the University of Nottingham and fostered by an Erasmus placement visit of Matteo, addresses the quantum estimation of the diamagnetic term in light–matter interaction.

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That’s the story – The last original voice from the Manhattan project

The AQM  and Quantum Technology Lab of Università degli Studi di Milano are proud to present the projection of the documentary That’s the story – The last original voice from the Manhattan project, an interview to Roy Glauber, Nobel Prize in 2005 and last surviving member of the theory division of the Manhattan Project.

The projection (in English, 52 min, Italian subtitles) will take place on March 22, 2017, at 14:30 at the Auditorium “Mario Attilio Levi”, via Valvassori Peroni, 21 (Milano).

The executive producer, Prof. Josè I. Latorre, will introduce the documentary.

Congrats to Jacopo and Zeudi!

On January 19th, 2016 our PhD students Jacopo Trapani and Zeudi Mazzotta defended their theses and obtained their PhD degree from the University of Milan.

Jacopo’s thesis is on Stochastic noise approach to non-Markovian decoherence in continuous variable open quantum systems, while Zeudi’s is on Positronium laser excitation in the AEgIS experiment.

We congratulate with Jacopo and Zeudi for their important achievement and we wish them all the best for their future. Well done guys!!

Planck. La rivoluzione quantistica, in edicola con il Corriere

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Da oggi, 16 novembre, è disponibile in edicola con il Corriere della Sera e la Gazzetta dello Sport la terza monografia della collana Grandangolo Scienza, intitolata Planck. La rivoluzione quantistica.

Il libro, a cura di Stefano Olivares, dell’Applied Quantum Mechanics Group, e Lanfranco Belloni,  affronta la vita scientifica del fisico tedesco Max Planck, che nel 1900 diede inizio alla rivoluzione della meccanica quantistica formulando l’ipotesi che gli scambi di energia tra radiazione e materia avvenissero in forma discreta e non continua. Per questo contributo fondamentale allo sviluppo della fisica moderna fu insignito del premio Nobel nel 1918 e il suo nome è accostato a una delle costanti fondamentali della fisica.

Monografia su Fermi a cura di Stefano Olivares con il Corriere

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Stefano Olivares, dell’Applied Quantum Mechanics Group, è curatore, con Lanfranco Belloni,  della monografia Fermi. L’energia atomica, secondo volume della collana Grandangolo Scienza, in edicola da mercoledì 8 novembre con il Corriere della Sera e la Gazzetta dello Sport.

Il libro ricostruisce il percorso che portò il brillante scienziato alla conquista del premio Nobel per la Fisica, nel 1938, con acquisizioni di portata sensazionale: l’equazione della statistica delle particelle Fermi-Dirac; la formulazione della teoria del decadimento beta e l’introduzione di una terza forza in natura (oltre alla gravità e alla forza elettromagnetica), la cosiddetta interazione debole, che si manifesta a livello nucleare; la scoperta della possibilità di ottenere reazioni nucleari utilizzando i neutroni lenti. Poi venne il trasferimento di Fermi in America, dove progettò e costruì la prima pila atomica.

Segnaliamo inoltre la prossima uscita della collana, Planck. La rivoluzione quantistica, anch’essa a cura di Stefano e Lanfranco, disponibile in edicola da mercoledì 16 novembre.

Thanks Rodolfo


Rodolfo Bonifacio has died aged 76 on November 1st, 2016.

Rodolfo graduated in 1964 at the University of Milan, where he became full professor in 1981.

Rodolfo is well known in quantum optics for having developed the theory of optical bistability together with Luigi Lugiato and, together with Tito Arecchi, the so-called Maxwell-Bloch equations for the evolution of a two-level atom in an optical resonator.

Rodolfo and Giuliano Preparata also studied the spontaneous emission from a collection of two-level systems interacting with the quantised electromagnetic field, showing for the first time the coherence of the emitted radiation.

Rodolfo received the Michelson Medal in 1987 and the Einstein Medal in 1994. He taught quantum mechanics to many generations of students, trying to be (using his own words) “vigorous” rather than “rigourous” and putting an emphasis on the applicative aspects of the theory.

He was instrumental to the development of the Applied Quantum Mechanics group at the beginning of the century, tenaciously insisting to have new positions for the emerging field of quantum information processing.

Thanks Rodolfo, R. I. P.

Tony Apollaro joins AQM

Tony Apollaro joined our group on October, 1st with a post-doc position, funded by the QuProCS project (EU PROACTIVE H2020).

Tony obtained his PhD in Physics in 2006 from University of Calabria. Before joining AQM he has been a post-doc fellow at the Department of Physics of the University of Calabria.

Welcome Tony and keep up the good work!

Salvatore Lorenzo joins AQM

Salvatore Lorenzo joined our group on July, 1st with a post-doc position, funded by the QuProCS project (EU PROACTIVE H2020).

Tore obtained his PhD in Quantum Physics & Technology in 2013 from University of Calabria. Before joining AQM he has been a post-doc fellow at the Department of Physics of the University of Palermo.

Welcome Lorenzo and keep up the good work!

Marco Genoni joins AQM

Marco Genoni joins AQM as an Early-Stage Researcher within the EU project ConAQuMe (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action H2020-MSCA-IF-2015.

Congratulations to Marco and welcome aboard!