Feodor Lynen Fellow joins QTeQ

Great news for QTeQ: Dr. Andre’ Grossardt, an expert of foundations of quantum mechanics and, in particular, the Newton-Schroedinger equation and dynamics, has been awarded a Feodor Lyen Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to join QTeQ for two years.

Andre’ will be hosted by Mauro (a former von Humboldt Fellow) to further his studies on the foundation of quantum theory, this time making use of the tools made available by an information theoretic approach.

The Feodor Lynen Fellowship is a very prestigious fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, aimed at strengthening the link with von Humboldt Alumni and excellent German scholars. This is only the latest success of the group in attracting highly sought after fellowship, and pairs with Obinna Abah’s recent one-two success with the 1851 Fellowship and the Royal Society Newton Fellowship.

QTeQ is humbled to have been chosen and delighted to host Andre’ for the next 24 months. Andre’ will join the ‘post-doc team’ of the group, consisting of Oussama, Obinna, and Matteo. We have a truly international team, guys!!!

QTeQ winter annual retreat

It’s that time of the year again! The group has just started its annual winter retreat to make the point of what our research was about over the past year, welcome the new members of the team (this year Adam and Qiongyuan), and hear from our visitors (this time we have Baris Cakmak from Koc University Istanbul).

QTeQ is currently meeting in the beautiful Graduate School at Queen’s University Belfast, enjoying a full day of talks and a party afterwards! New group photo coming up soon…

Congratulations to Lorenzo!!

QTeQ congratulates Lorenzo Fusco on successfully passing his PhD viva!!!
Lorenzo has brilliantly defended his thesis, titled “Non-equilibrium thermodynamics
in quantum many-body systems” before the committee formed by Dr. Gleb Gribakin (QUB) and
Prof. Eric Lutz (Erlangen Universitaet).

Gabriele, Mauro and the whole group are proud of Dr. Lorenzo!


Prof. Mustecaplioglu visits QTeQ

Prof. Ozgur Mustecaplioglu, from Koc University in Istanbul (Turkey), visits QTeQ for a month under the support of an internationalisation grant of his Institution. Prof. Mustecaplioglu is an expert in quantum optics and quantum thermodynamics with keen interests in open-system dynamics and cavity quantum electrodynamics. Plenty of chances to discuss!

Nadia Milazzo joins QTeQ for Erasmus placement

QTeQ is delighted to welcome Miss Nadia Milazzo (Universita’ degli Studi di Palermo), who joins the group from June to September as an Erasums Placement student. Nadia works in Palermo under the supervision of Prof. G. M. Palma, and will work in Belfast with Mauro on a project blending open-system dynamics in quantum spin chains and fundamental concept such as Darwinism for the characterisation of the quantum-to-classical crossover. Welcome Nadia!!

Luca Innocenti joins QTeQ

QTeQ is delighted to welcome Luca Innocenti, a new PhD student supported by the Angelo della Riccia Foundation, who will work in Belfast to develop a quantum framework for machine learning. Luca, who has a strong link with experimental work in linear optics, will interact mostly with Alessandro and Mauro, and strong collaborations with Helena Majury and the group led by Fabio Sciarrino in Rome are expected across the next three years.

Welcome Luca!

See you soon Abel, welcome Jose’

Time flies, and Abel has already concluded his research visit to Belfast. He’s now back in Cataluna and will be deeply missed!!

Meantime, Jose’ Alonso Castaneda, a research student from the group led by Eric Lutz in Erlangen, joined us for a month, sponsored by COST Action 1209 “thermodynamics in the Quantum Regime”.

See you soon Abel and welcome in Belfast Jose’

Welcome to Abel

QTeQ welcomes Abel Yuste-Roca, from Anna Sanpera’s group at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, who is visiting the group for a couple of months to work with Gabriele on entanglement in strongly correlated systems. Benvingut Abel!!

Goodbye to Daniel

After three intense months of work and fun, Daniel is now back in Aarhus. His research visit in Belfast has been great, with important steps made towards the completion of the research project that he’s developing with Alberto Imparato and some of us at QTeQ. We all thoroughly enjoyed the scientific interaction with Daniel, and his witty sense of humour.

The group is looking forward to welcoming Daniel again soon!

QTeQ Winter Meeting

One more year has passed, and it’s time for QTeQ to wrap up the work its members have done in the past 12 months and introduce ‘formally’ the new members to the group.

We are holding a short 2-day workshop [27–28 November 2015] full of talks, questions, comments, and fun. Photos will come soon!!!