Quantum Science And Technology
Area Manager: Massimo Inguscio
Welcome to the Quantum Science and Technology group: our goal is to harness the power of quantum physics to develop new quantum technologies. In the spirit of the European Quantum Flagship, we experimentally and theoretically master the quantum world to transform its most profound and revolutionary principles into fundamental research and technology. In our laboratories, we design quantum simulators made of ultracold atoms to tackle many-body problems that are unsolvable using the most powerful classical computers; we manipulate single molecules in quantum emitters, developing novel light-matter interfaces. We shape and study quantum states of light and atoms to investigate entanglement and non-classical correlations and we produce new quantum sensors that reach the ultimate quantum sensitivity at the nanometer scales. We realise compact quantum clocks for measuring time and universal constants with unprecedented sensitivity and we exploit high-precision spectroscopy and atom interferometry to investigate fundamental physical limits. Finally, we merge artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms with the quantum world to design new experiments and optimise near-term noisy quantum devices.
Quantum Science And Technology sub-areas
  • Quantum gases are a powerful tool to delve into the secrets of the quantum reign. Thanks to the unprecedented degree of controllability of this platform, we utilize quantum gases to study quantum many-body problems that are relevant to diverse fields, ranging from condensed matter to quantum chemistry, and explore new atom-based quantum-technological applications.
  • We use light to investigate the foundations of Quantum Mechanics and develop advanced quantum technologies for information processing and communication.
  • Quantum sensing and precision measurements exploit quantum physics principles to build sensing protocols and devices with capabilities that will surpass their classical counterparts. The technological approaches explored at LENS range from atomic and molecular gases, to solid-state spin qubits, mid-IR and teraHertz high-resolution spectroscopy, and optomechanics.
  • The Quantum Theory group focuses its research on analytical and numerical investigations of single-particle and many-body quantum systems where quantum features as entanglement, coherence, noise and interference may lead to unexpected and surprising fundamental effects with very promising applications for quantum technologies.