The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded jointly to Serge Haroche and David J. Wineland “for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems“.
The FIRB project “LiCHIS – Light Correlations for High-precision Innovative Sensing”, lead by Stefano Olivares, officially started on March 8th, 2012. The project, supported by MIUR through the program “FIRB 2010 – Futuro in Ricerca”, involves three Research Units: one theoretical, the Milano Unit (at the Physics Department of the Università degli Studi di Milano) and two experimental, the Como Unit (at the Physics and Mathematics Department of the Università degli Studi dell’Insubria) and the Torino Unit (at I.N.Ri.M.). Within the Project, the Units will design and develop innovative, high precision measurement schemes based on the correlations existing between two or more beams of light.
See LiCHIS website for more details.