QTeQ on retreat!!!

The 2018 QTeQ retreat kicked off this morning with the welcome by one of the organisers, Helena Majury, and a talk by Ricardo Puebla on quantum simulation! The programme continues with Andre’ talking of quantum gravity, Oussama discussing of state-engineering in optomechanics, and Obinna illustating his quantum thermodynamic results.

The group will get together for two days, benefiting of the input by visitors Matteo Carlesso and Alessio Belenchia, both presenting as friends-of-the-family and future members of the team (Alessio).

The organisers, Helena Majury, Christine Cartwright, and Hannah McAleese, have put together a programme of scientific talks, poster presentations, and group activities aimed at informing the group of all the different research strands within QTeQ, and strengthening the ties among its members.

Many thanks to Christine, Hannah and Helena

A whole bunch of new QTeQ members

New members have joined the group in the last few months!

Dr. Ricardo Puebla Antunes has joined us from the University of Ulm to work under DfE-SFI funding on problems of open-system dynamics aimed at describing the evolution of small quantum systems under the presence of complex environments. This will be relevant to the group’s endeavours in understanding the physics of single-photon emitters in solid state.

Mr. Giorgio Zicari joined us under the framework of the MSCA Cofund project SPARK to work on the possible benefits of a machine-learning approach to one-system dynamics. Giorgio previously worked at University of Bari, under the supervision of Prof. S. Pascazio, and at ICTP Trieste, working with Prof. A. Scardicchio.

Miss Marta Marchese secured a PhD position within the group under the funding provided by the H2020 Collaborative Project TEQ to work on the test, in mesoscopic physics, of alternative models to standard decoherence theory. Marta received her degrees from the University of Palermo and the University of Trieste, where she worked under the supervision of Prof. A. Bassi.

Welcome to everybody and have fun!