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Nicola Lo Gullo joins AQM

Nicola Lo Gullo joined our group today with a post-doc position, funded by the QuProCS project (EU PROACTIVE H2020).

Nicola obtained his PhD in Theoretical Physics in 2013 at University College Cork. He has been a post-doc fellow at the Department of Physics of the University of Padova for three years.

Congratulations to Nicola and welcome aboard!

Claudia Benedetti joins AQM

Claudia Benedetti will join us starting from June 2015 as post-doc within the EU Proactive project QuProCs – “Quantum Probes for Complex Systems”.

Congrats to Claudia and Welcome on board!

Congraturations to Dr. Claudia Benedetti!

On January 30th, 2015, Claudia Benedetti defended her thesis Decoherence, non-Markovianity and quantum estimation in qubit systems subject to classical noise and thus obtained her PhD degree from the University of Milan.

We all congratulate with Claudia for this important achievement in her research career and we wish her all the best for the future. Well done Claudia!!!

Berihu Teklu joined AQM

Dr. Berihu Teklu joined us as starting from February 2013 as a research fellow with a ICTP grant (TRIL program). All the AQM’s members congratulates Berihu on this success and welcome him back to the group.

This is another very good news for AQM, which is steadily growing and quickly
becoming a European theoretical facility for quantum estimation of
states and operation for quantum technology.

Matteo Bina joined AQM

Dr. Matteo Bina joined us as starting from February 2013 as a research
fellow within the LiChiS project led by Stefano Olivares.

All the AQM’s members congratulates Matteo on this success. This
is a very good news for AQM, which is steadily growing and quickly
becoming a European theoretical facility for quantum estimation of
states and operation for quantum technology.

Paper on discording power published in PRL

Good news for AQM. A new paper introducing the discording power of a unitary transformation has been just published in PRL. The paper reports the results of a collaboration of a group member (Matteo) with Francesco Plastina from Calabria University and Fernando Galve and Roberta Zambrini from University of Balearic Islands.

The discording power of a unitary transformation assesses its capability to produce quantum discord, and the Letter shows that exist gates which are optimal discorders for any value of purity and that they belong to a class of operators that includes the SWAP. Other gates, even those universal for quantum computation, do not posses the same property: the CNOT, for example, is a perfect discorder only for states with low or unit purity, but not for intermediate values. The discording power of a two-qubit unitary also provides a generalization of the corresponding measure defined for entanglement to any value of the purity.

More details at http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v110/i1/e010501