Luigi AMICO

Professore associato di FISICA DELLA MATERIA [FIS/03]
Ufficio: DFA 216
Email: luigi.amico@dfa.unict.it
Telefono: 5388


Luigi Amico  is Associate Professor at the Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Catania,  associate member of INFN-Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, member of IMM-CNR, staff Visiting Professor at the Centre for quantum technologies (Singapore) and holds the LANEF 'Chaire d'excellence' (France).   After graduating at Politecnico di Torino and Ph.D. at the Università di Catania, he held post-doc positions at the University of Augsburg and Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, a tenure track position at the Università di Catania and visiting professor at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (Canada), Rutheford Appleton Laboratories (UK), and Centre for quantum technologies (Singapore), Laboratoire de Physique et Modelisationde Milieux Condensè, CNRS-Grenoble. Prof. Amico has a documented long term experience on quantum statistical mechanics and theoretical solid state physics with specific application to quantum information and cold atoms physics; his expertise includes non-perturbative methods for strongly interacting quantum systems, critical phenomena, mesoscopic physics, physics of magnetically ordered systems, physics of trapped ultra-cold atoms. Prof. Amico is author of more than 100 papers with current h-index equal to 28. His papers have been cited about 5500 times and he presented more than 90 invited talks. He is co-editor of a 2 volume special issue in international journals. Publications include articles in high impact journals (1 Nature, 1 Review of Modern Physics, 11 Physical Review Letters, and 2 Phys. Rev. X).

Current Position

-Associate Professor, Dip. Fisica ed Astronomia, Universita' di Catania (http://www.dfa.unict.it/), -CNR-IMM-Center of Materials and Technologies for Information, communication and Solar energy (MATIS), (http://www.matis.imm.cnr.it/).
-Istituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Sezione di Catania (http://www.lns.infn.it/).

-Visiting Research Professor, Centre for Quantum Technologies, NUS Singapore (http://www.quantumlah.org/).
-‘Chaire d’excellence’ 2017-2019, CNRS-Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble France.

Education

1992 Laurea in Nuclear Engineering, Politecnico di Torino. 1998 Ph.D. in Physics, University of Catania. 1997–1998 Visiting research fellow at the “Institut fur Physik: Theoretische Physik II, Universitaet Augsburg”). Member of “Graduirtenkolleg: “Non linear problems, geometry and physics” Augsburg (Germany). 1998-1999 Post Doctoral fellow at the “Departamento de Fisica Teorica de la Materia Condensada”, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid 1999- 2001 Tenure track in the project: “Nanostructured devices”, University of Catania. 2002- Permanent position: Adjunct Professor at the University of Catania. Since 2014: Associate Professor.

Distinctions or awards
2007-2008:
Visiting professor at Dept. de Fisica Materiales, Universidad Complutense Madrid (Spain) (Sabatical fellowship funded by the Spanish ministry).
2008 (August-September): Visiting Research fellowship, Centre for quantum technologies (Singapore). 2009 (September) Visiting Research fellowship, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (Canada). 2011 (August-September): Visiting Research fellowship, Centre for quantum technologies (Singapore). 2012-2013: (April-June): Visiting Professorship, Rutheford Appleton Lab (UK) (Research Network fellowship funded by STFC); (July- October): Visiting Professorship, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (Canada) (Sabatical fellowship funded by Perimeter Institute).
2013- : Appointed visiting Research Professor, Centre for quantum technologies (Singapore).
2015 (July): Appointed visiting Research Professor, Centre de Physique Theorique de Grenoble-Alpes, Grenoble (France).
2016 (July): Appointed visiting Research Professor, Neel Institute, Grenoble

(France).
2017-2019: Appointed Lanef ‘Chaire d’Excellance’, CNRS-Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble.

Teaching. 1994-2001: Assistant lecturer for General Physics I-II, Solid state physics Engineering Faculty, Catania.2002- : Professor of ‘General Physics and Introduction to Solid State Physics’, Engineering Faculty, Univ. Catania. 2006: Invited lecturer for Ph.D. courses in ``Exactly solvable models in condensed matter'' at Universita' di Roma Tre, and at the 'Royal Institute of technology (KTH)', Stockholm (Sweden). 2014-: Professor of ‘Quantum phases of matter’, graduate course in Physics, Univ. Catania. 2015-: Professor of ``Exactly solvable models in condensed matter'' (Ph.D) , Physics Faculty, Catania. 2016: Professor of ‘Complementi di Fisica Teorica, Scuola Superiore, Catania.

Further Professional duties. Since the 2001 referee for: (the earliest first) Physical Review Letters, Physical Review A, B; Europhysics Letters; Nuclear Physics B; Journal of Physics A; New Journal of Physics; Quantum Information and Computation; Physics Letters A; Nature Physics; Quantum Information Processing, Nature Scientific Reports, Physical Review X, Journal of Low Temperature Physics.

Since 2012: Official referee of Italian Ministry for Education&Research. Member of the Editorial Board of Nature Scientific Reports.

Research Interests. Condensed matter physics, Cold atoms, Quantum Information, Mathematical Physics.

Publications. Co-author of more than 80 research articles. Co-editor of 2 volumes Focus issues in international journals. Publications include articles in high impact journals (1 Nature, 1 Review of Modern Physics, 10 Physical Review Letters, and 2 Phys. Rev. X, 1 Quantum Science and Tehcnologies). About 5500 citations, h-factor 28 (data from SAO/NASA, ADS).

Talks. More than 90 invited talks in academic institutions and international workshops.

Organization of workshops - MCRTN International workshop: ‘Nanoscale Dynamics and Quantum Coherence’, 2005 Catania (Italy). Organizers: L. Amico, G. Falci, G. Mangano, A. Mastellone, E. Paladino.- International workshop: ‘Atomtronics’, 2015 Benasque (Spain). Organizers: L. Amico (main organizer), G. Birkl, M. Boshier, L.-C. Kwek, A. Minguzzi. - International workshop: ‘Quantum resources in extended systems: Entanglement in spin magnets’, Grenoble 2015. Organizers: L. Amico (main organizer), A. Minguzzi, F. Hekking, T. Perring. - International workshop: ‘Atomtronics’, 2017 Benasque (Spain). Organizers: L. Amico (main organizer), G. Birkl, M. Boshier, L.-C. Kwek, A. Minguzzi, C. Mianiatura. International workshop Frank Hekking memorial workshop, L. Amico, H. Courtois, A. Minguzzi, J. Pekola, W. Guichard, Les-Houshes January 2018. ‘Atomtronics’, 2019 Benasque (Spain). Organizers: L. Amico (main organizer), G. Birkl, M. Boshier, L.-C. Kwek, A. Minguzzi, C. Mianiatura.

Funding
PI/co-PI
of one Italy-Germany bilateral action "Programma Vigoni" 2007-2008 and Science&Technology Facility Council, Research Network grant: “Unlocking the quantum information content of magnetic materials using neutron scattering”, Rutheford Appleton Lab. –ISIS (UK). Two local grants grants: “Thermal and quantum fluctuations in many-body systems: topological order & Entanglement”, Universita’ di Catania (2008); “Quantum correlations in low dimensional extended systems” Universita’ di Catania (2012). CNRS/CEA/Univ. Grenoble-Alpes (Lanef) ‘Chaire d’excellence’research grant ”Quantum technologies with correlated matter at mesoscopic scales".
As participant. Since 1996, participant to 5 European projects, and 8 National projects founded by Italian Minister of Education and Research

Students. Since 1998 supervisor of 4 PhD students: 1998-2001: A. Osterloh (co-advised with Prof. U. Eckern), now Senior Post-doc Uni-Duisburg, Germany. 1999-2001: A. Di Lorenzo (coadvised with Prof. R. Fazio.), now Prof. Univ. Uberlandia, Brazil. D. Patane’2007-2009, now R&D Engineer en EREDA, Spain. 2011-2014: D. Aghamayian (co-advised with Prof. L.-C. Kwek), now post-doc researcher CQT (Singapore). 2016-2019: T. Haug, CQT (co-advised with Prof. L.-C. Kwek).

Master (Laurea) students: 2007-Elio Profumo, France. 2008-Davide Paparo, -Bruno Tomasello, now Post- doc ILL, Grenoble (France).

Selected   papers

[1] L. Amico and V. Penna. ``Dynamical Mean Field Theory of Bose Hubbard Model '' Phys. Rev. Lett 80, 2189 (1998).

[2] L. Amico, A. Di Lorenzo, and A. Osterloh, ``Integrable model for interacting electrons in metallic grains'', Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 5759 (2001).

[3] L. Amico and A. Osterloh, ``Exact correlation functions of the BCS model in the canonical ensemble'', Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 127003 (2002).

[4] A. Osterloh, L. Amico, G. Falci, and R. Fazio, "Scaling of entanglement close to quantum phase transitions'', Nature  416, 608 (2002).

[5] L. Amico, A. Osterloh, and F. Cataliotti,  "Quantum many particle systems in optical rings", Phys. Rev. Lett.  95, 063201 (2005).

[6] L. Amico, R. Fazio, A. Osterloh, and V. Vedral, “ Entanglement in many body systems”,  Rev. Mod. Phys. 80,  517-576 (2008).

[7]  A. Hamma, L. Cincio, S. Santra, P. Zanardi, L. Amico, “Local response of topological order to an external perturbation”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 210602 (2013).

[8] A. Bermudez, D. Patane, L. Amico, and M. A. Martin-Delgado, “Topology-induced anomalous defect production by crossing a quantum critical point”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 135702 (2009).

[9] Dario Patanè, Alessandro Silva, Luigi Amico, Rosario Fazio, Giuseppe E. Santoro, ‘Adiabatic dynamics in open quantum critical many-body systems, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 175701 (2008)

[10] Q.-T. Xie, S. Cui, J.-P. Cao, L. Amico, H. Fan , “The anisotropic Rabi model”, Phys.Rev. X 4, 021046 (2014).

[11] F.  Franchini, J. Cui, L. Amico, H. Fan, M. Gu, V. E. Korepin, L.-C. Kwek, V. Vedral,  “Universal quantum simulators, local convertibility and edge states in quantum many body systems”, Phys.Rev. X 4, 041028 (2014).

[12] Luigi Amico, Davit Aghamalyan, H. Crepaz, F. Auksztol, R. Dumke, L.-C. Kwek, “Flux qubits with neutral currents in optical lattices”  Scientific Reports vol. 4, 4298 (2014), arXiv:1304.4615.

[13] L. Amico and M. Boshier, Commited roadmap article ‘Atomtronics’, J. Optics 18 (2016).

[14] T. Kuwahara, I. Arad, L. Amico and V. Vedral, “Local reversibility  and entanglement structure of many-body ground states", Quantum Sci. Technol. 2017.

[15] T. Haug, L. Amico, and L.-C. Kwek, ‘Mesoscopic currents in coupled atomtronic ring ladders’, Quantum Sci. Technol. 3 035006 (2018).

[16] P. Naldesi, J. Polo Gomez, A. Minguzzi, B. Malomed, M. Olshanii, L. Amico, ‘Raise and fall of a bright soliton in an optical lattice’, Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 053001 (2019)

PUBLICATIONS (FULL LIST)

[1] L. Amico, M.Rasetti, and R.Zecchina, "Superluidity of the Bose-Hubbard Model: su(1,1) Linearization Scheme", Physica A 230, 300 (1996).

 

[2] L. Amico, G.Falci, R.Fazio, and G.Giaquinta, "Supersolid Phase in Fully Frustrated Josephson Models", in LT21 Proc. 595, Prague (1996) .

 

[3] L. Amico, G.Falci, R.Fazio, and G.Giaquinta, "Supersolid Phase in Fully Frustrated Josephson Junction Arrays" Phys. Rev. B 55, 1100 (1997).

 

[4] L. Amico and V. Penna. ``Dynamical Mean Field Theory of Bose Hubbard Model '' Phys. Rev. Lett 80, 2189 (1998).

 

[5] L. Amico, A. Osterloh, and U. Eckern, ``One Dimensional $XXZ$ Model for Particles Obeying Fractional Statistics'', Phys. Rev. B 58, R1703 (1998).

 

[6] L. Amico and V. Penna. ``Time dependent mean field theory of the superfluid--insulator phase transition'', Phys. Rev. B 62, 1224 (2000).

 

[7] C. Abilio, L. Amico, R. Fazio, and B. Pannettier, ``Phase Diagram of Superconducting Antidot Array'', J. Low Temp. Phys. 118 , 23 (2000).

 

[8] A. Osterloh, L. Amico, and U. Eckern, ``Bethe Ansatz solution of a new class of Hubbard type models'', J. Phys. A 33 L87 (2000).

 

[9] A. Osterloh, L. Amico, and U. Eckern, ``Exact solution of generalized Schulz-Shastry type models'', Nucl. Phys. B 588 531 (2000).

 

[10] A. Osterloh, L. Amico, and U. Eckern, ``Fermionic long range correlations realized by particles obeying deformed statistics'', J. Phys. A, 33 L487 (2000).

 

[11] L. Amico, ``Algebraic equivalence of certain models for superfluid insulator transition'', Mod. Phys. Lett. B, 14 759 (2000).

 

[12] A. Osterloh, L. Amico, and U. Eckern, "The connection between integrable long-range correlations and generalized statistics in lattice models", Proceedings of the sixth International school on theoretical physics: Simmetry and structural properties of condensed matter, 2000 Myczkowce (Poland).

 

[13] L. Amico, G. Falci, and R. Fazio, "The BCS model and six vertex models", Proceedings of the sixth International school on theoretical physics: Simmetry and structural properties of condensed matter, 2000 Myczkowce (Poland).

 

[14] L. Amico, G. Falci, and R. Fazio, ``The BCS model and the off shell Bethe Ansatz of vertex models'', J. Phys. A 34 6425 (2001).

 

[15] L. Amico, A. Di Lorenzo, and A. Osterloh, ``Integrable model for interacting electrons in metallic grains'', Phys. Rev. Lett 86, 5759 (2001).

 

[16] L. Amico and A. Osterloh, ``Exact correlation functions of the BCS model in the canonical ensemble'', Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 127003 (2002).

 

[17] L. Amico, A. Di Lorenzo, and A. Osterloh, ``Integrable models for confined fermions: applications to metallic grains'', Nucl. Phys. B 614, 449 (2001).

 

[18] A. Osterloh, L. Amico, G. Falci, and R. Fazio, " Scaling of entanglement close to quantum phase transitions", Nature 416, 608 (2002).

 

[19] L. Amico, A. Di Lorenzo, A. Mastellone, A. Osterloh, and R. Raimondi, "Electrostatic analogy for integrable pairing force Hamiltonians", Annals of Physics 299, 228 (2002).

 

[20] A. Di Lorenzo, L. Amico, K. Hikami, A. Osterloh, and G. Giaquinta, "Quasi-classical descendents of disordered vertex models with boundaries", Nucl. Phys. B. 644, 409 (2002).

 

[21] L. Amico and A. Osterloh, "Out of equilibrium correlation functions of quantum anisotropic XY models: one-particle excitations", J. Phys. A, vol. 37, 291 (2004).

 

[22] L. Amico, "Scaling, entanglement, and quantum phase tramsition", "Lectures on the physics of highly correlated electron systems VII", pg. 323, America Institute Proceedings 2003.

 

[23] L. Amico, A. Osterloh, F. Plastina, R. Fazio, and G.M. Palma , "Dynamics of Entanglement in One-Dimensional Spin Systems", Phys. Rev. A 69 , 022304 (2004).

 

[24] L. Amico and K. Hikami, "Integrable spin-boson interaction in the Tavis-Cummings model from a generic boundary twist", Eur. Phys. Jou. B 43 , 387 (2005).

 

[25] L. Amico and V. Korepin, "Universality of the one dimensional Bose Gas With Delta Interaction", Annals of Physics, vol. 314/2 pp. 496 (2004).

 

[26] F. Plastina, L. Amico, A. Osterloh, and R. Fazio, "Spin wave contribution to entanglement in Heisenberg models", New J. Phys. 6 (2004) 124.

 

[27] A. Osterloh, L. Amico, F. Plastina, and R. Fazio, "Entanglement in One-Dimensional Spin Systems", Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 5436 "Quantum Information and Computation II", pp 150-161, Editors E. Donkor and A. R. Pirich and H. E. Brandt, Orlando, Florida (USA), (2004) [ paper.ps.gz]

 

[28] L. Amico, A. Osterloh, and F. Cataliotti, "Quantum many particle systems in ring shaped optical lattices". Phys. Rev. Lett. vol. 95, 063201 (2005).

 

[29] L. Amico, A. Mastellone, and A. Osterloh, "Mesoscopic BCS pairing in the 1d-repulsive Hubbard models", Phys. Rev. B 73, 214513 (2006).

 

[30] L. Amico and D. Patane`, "Entanglement crossover close to a quantum critical point", Europhys. Lett.  77, 17001 (2007).

 

[31] L. Amico, F. Baroni, A. Fubini, D. Patane`, V. Tognetti, and Paola Verrucchi, "Divergence of the entanglement range in low dimensional quantum systems", Phys. Rev. A 74, 022322 (2006).

 

[32] Luigi Amico, Rosario Fazio, Andreas Osterloh, Vlatko Vedral, "Entanglement in Many-Body Systems", Rev. Mod. Phys.  80,  517-576 (2008).

 

[33] L. Amico, H. Frahm, A. Osterloh, G.A.P. Ribeiro, "Integrable spin-boson models descending from rational six-vertex models", Nucl. Phys. B 787 [FS], 283 (2007).

 

[34] D. Patane', R. Fazio, L. Amico, "Bound entanglement in the XY model", New J. Phys. 9 (2007) 322.

 

[35] D. Patane', A. Silva, L. Amico, R. Fazio, G. E. Santoro , "Adiabatic dynamics in open quantum critical many-body systems", Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 175701 (2008).

 

[36] W. Son, L. Amico, F. Plastina, V. Vedral, "Quantum instability and edge entanglement in a quasi-long-range ordered phase", Phys. Rev. A 79, 022302 (2009).

 

[37] A. Bermudez, D. Patane, L. Amico, and M. A. Martin-Delgado, “Topology-induced anomalous defect production by crossing a quantum critical point”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 135702 (2009)

 

[38] L. Amico, G. Mazzarella, S. Pasini, F.S. Cataliotti, "Hidden order in bosonic gases confined in one dimensional optical lattices", arXiv:0806.2378, New J.Phys.12:013002,2010.

 

[39] Dario Patanè, Alessandro Silva, Fernando Sols, Luigi Amico, “Thermalization dynamics close to a quantum phase transition”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 245701 (2009).

 

[40] Dario Patanè, Alessandro Silva, Luigi Amico, Rosario Fazio, Giuseppe E. Santoro, ‘Adiabatic dynamics in open quantum critical many-body systems, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 175701 (2008)

 

[41] Dario Patanè, Alessandro Silva, Luigi Amico, Rosario Fazio, Giuseppe E. Santoro, “Adiabatic dynamics of a quantum critical system coupled to an environment: Scaling and kinetic equation approaches”, Phys. Rev. B 80, 024302 (2009).

 

[42] Luigi Amico, Rosario Fazio, “Entanglement and magnetic order”, invited review article for the special issue "Entanglement entropy in extended systems" in J. Phys. A, edited by P. Calabrese, J. Cardy and B. Doyon, J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. vol. 42, 504001 (2009).

 

[43] D. Giuliano, A. Sindona, G. Falcone, F. Plastina, L. Amico, “Entanglement in a spin system with inverse square statistical interaction”, invited article in the special issue "Quantum Information and Many-Body Theory"(co-edited by J Eisert and M Plenio), New J. Phys. 12 (2010) 025021.

 

[44] A. Bermudez, L. Amico, M. A. Martin-Delgado, “Dynamical delocalization of Majorana edge states by sweeping across a quantum critical point”, invited article in the special issue on "Dynamics and Thermalization in Isolated Quantum Many-Body Systems" in New Journal of Physics. Editors:M. Cazalilla, M. Rigol, New J. Phys.12:055014, 2010.

 

[45] Luigi Amico, Holger Frahm, Andreas Osterloh, and Tobias Wirth, “Separation of variables for integrable spin-boson models”, Nuclear Physics, Section B 839 (2010) pp. 604-626.

 

[46] Wonmin Son, Luigi Amico, Saverio Pascazio, Rosario Fazio, Vlatko Vedral “Entanglement and topological order in self-dual cluster states”, arXiv:1001.2656.

 

[47] Bruno Tomasello, Davide Rossini, Alioscia Hamma, and Luigi Amico, “Ground state factorization and correlations with broken symmetry”, Europhys. Lett. 96, 27002 (2011).

 

[48] Wonmin Son, Luigi Amico, Rosario Fazio, Alioscia Hamma, Saverio Pascazio, Vlatko Vedral, “Quantum phase transition between cluster and antiferromagnetic states”, Europhys. Lett. vol. 95, 50001 (2011).

 

[49] Pietro Smacchia, Luigi Amico, Paolo Facchi, Rosario Fazio, Giuseppe Florio, Saverio Pascazio, Vlatko Vedral, “Statistical mechanics of the Cluster-Ising model”, Phys.Rev.A 84, 022304 (2011).

 

[50] Wonmin Son, Luigi Amico, Vlatko Vedral, “Topological order in 1D Cluster state protected by symmetry”, Quantum Inf Process DOI 10.1007/s11128-011-0346-7 (2011).

 

[51] Bruno Tomasello, Davide Rossini, Alioscia Hamma, Luigi Amico, “Quantum discord in a spin system with symmetry breaking”, Contribution to the Festschrift volume in honour of Vladimir Korepin, J. Mod. Phys. B 26, 1243002 (2012).

 

[52] Luigi Amico, Davide Rossini, Alioscia Hamma, Vladimir E. Korepin, “Optimal correlations in many-body quantum systems Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 240503 (2012).

 

[53] Luigi Amico and Andreas Osterloh, “Bethe ansatz approach to pairing fluctuations in the mesoscopic regime”, invited review article in Annalen der Physik 524 (2012), issue “Quantum Dynamics of Nano-Structured Systems”.

 

[54] Marcelo S. Sarandy, Thiago R. de Oliveira, Luigi Amico, “Quantum discord in the ground state of spin chains”, arXiv:1208.4817; Int. J. Mod. Phys. B.  27, 1345030 (2013).

 

[55] “Classical Vs Quantum correlations in composite systems”, Focus Issue edited by Luigi Amico, Sougato Bose, Vladimir Korepin, and Vlatko Vedral, Int. J. Mod. Phys. B vol.27 n. 1-3 (2012).

 

[56] “Local response of topological order to an external perturbation”, A. Hamma, L. Cincio, S. Santra, P. Zanardi, and L. Amico, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 210602 (2013); , arXiv:1211.4538.

 

[57] ”Local characterization of 1d topological phase”, Jian Cui, Luigi Amico, Heng Fan, Mile Gu, Alioscia Hamma, Vlatko Vedral, Phys. Rev. B 88, 125117 (2013); arXiv: 1304.2279.

 

[58] “Flux qubits with neutral currents in optical lattices” Luigi Amico, Davit Aghamalyan, H. Crepaz, F. Auksztol, R. Dumke, L.-C. Kwek, to be published in Scientific Reports, arXiv:1304.4615.

 

[59] “Effective dynanics of cold atoms in ring-shaped optical potentials with tunable tunneling”, Davit Aghamalyan, Luigi Amico, L.C Kwek, Phys.Rev. A 88, 063627 (2013).

 

[60] “Universal quantum simulators, local convertibility and edge states in quantum many body systems” Fabio Franchini, Jian Cui, Luigi Amico, Heng Fan, Mile Gu, Vladimir E. Korepin, Leong Chuan Kwek, Vlatko Vedral,  Phys.Rev. X 4, 041028 (2014),  arXiv: 1306.6685.

 

[61] “Local convertibility of the ground state of the perturbed toric code”, S. Santra , A. Hamma, L. Cincio, , Y. Subasi, P. Zanardi, and L. Amico, To be published in Phys. Rev. B.

 

[62] “The anisotropic Rabi model”, Qiong-Tao Xie, Shuai Cui, Jun-Peng Cao, Luigi Amico, Heng Fan, Phys.Rev. X 4, 021046 (2014), arXiv:1401.5865.

 

[63]  “Optimal scaling of persistent currents for interacting bosons on a ring”,

M. Cominotti, M. Rizzi, D. Rossini, D. Aghamalyan, L. Amico, L. C. Kwek, F. Hekking, A. Minguzzi, . to be published in Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics, arXiv:1409.1835

 

[64] “Coherent superposition of current flows in an Atomtronic Quantum Interference Device”,

D. Aghamalyan, M.  Cominotti, M.  Rizzi, D.  Rossini, F.  Hekking, A. Minguzzi, L.-C.  Kwek, L. Amico, New. J. Phys. 17 045023  (2015).

 

[65] “LocalReversibility and entanglement strucure of many-body ground states”, T. Kuwahara, I. Arad, L. Amico, and V. Vedral, accepted to Quantum Scince and Technology (2016); arXiv:1502.05330.

 

[66] “Exact analysis of the spectral properties of  the  anisotropic two-bosons Rabi model”,  Shuai Cui, Jun-Peng Cao, Luigi Amico, and Heng Fan,  arXiv:1504.04701. To be published in JPA.

 

[67] “Atomtronics”, Luigi Amico and  Malcolm G. Boshier, committed roadmap article in ‘Roadmap in quantum optics’  , J. Optics,  accepted 22 February 2016: arXiv:1511.07215.

 

[67] “Entanglement convertibility of the alternating bonds XXZ chain”, Y-C. Tzeng, L. Dai, M.-C. Chung, L. Amico, L.-C. Kwek, Sci. Rep. 6, 26453 (2016).

 

[68] “An Atomtronic Flux Qubit: A ring lattice of Bose-Einstein condensates interrupted by three weak links”, D. Aghamalyan, N.T. Nguyen, F. Auksztol, K. S. Gan, M. Martinez Valado, P. C. Condylis, L.-C. Kwek, R. Dumke, L. Amico; arXiv:1512.08376, to be published in New. J. Phys.

 

[69] “Charge Qubit-Atom Hybrid”, D. Yu, M. Martinez Valado, C. Hufnagel, L.-C.Kwek, L. Amico, R. Dumke, Phys. Rev. A 93, 042329 (2016).

 

[70] “Quantum State Transmission in a Superconducting Charge Qubit-Atom Hybrid”, D. Yu, M. Martinez Valado, C. Hufnagel, L.-C.Kwek, L. Amico, R. Dumke,  Sci. Rep. (2016).

 

[71] “Superconducting Resonator-Rydberg Atom Hybrid in the Strong Coupling Regime”, D. Yu, M. Martinez Valado, C. Hufnagel, L.-C.Kwek, L. Amico, R. Dumke,  Phys. Rev. A 94, 062301 (2016).

 

[72] ‘Scaling of geometric phase versus band structure in cluster-Ising models’, Wei Nie, Feng Mei, Luigi Amico, Leong Chuan Kwek, Phys. Rev. E 96, 020106 (2017).

 

[73] ‘Atomtronics-enabled Quantum Technologies’, Luigi Amico, Gerhard Birkl, Malcolm Boshier, Leong-Chuan Kwek, Focus Issue in New Journal of Physics (2016).

 

[74] ‘Theoretical Description of Micromaser in the Ultrastrong-Coupling Regime’, Deshui Yu, Leong Chuan Kwek, Luigi Amico, Rainer Dumke, Phys. Rev. A 95, 053811 (2017).

 

[75] “Scalable architecture for Atomotronics flux qubits’, S.Safaei, B.Grémaud, R.Dumke, L.-C.Kwek, L.Amico,  and C.Miniatura,  submitted to Quant. ScienceTech.  (2017).

 

[76] “Experimental implications of the entanglement transition in clustered quantum materials”

Hannah R. Irons, Jorge Quintanilla, Toby G. Perring, Luigi Amico, Gabriel Aeppli, arXiv:1704.08146.

 

[77] “The Aharonov-Bohm effect in mesoscopic Bose-Einstein condensates” Tobias Haug, Hermanni Heimonen, Rainer Dumke, Leong-Chuan Kwek, Luigi Amico, arXiv:1706.05180.

 

[78] “Superconducting Qubit-Resonator-Atom Hybrid System”, Deshui Yu, Leong Chuan Kwek, Luigi Amico, Rainer, Quantum Sci. Technol. 2, 035005 (2017).

 

[79] “Read-out of the atomtronic quantum interference device”, Tobias Haug, Joel Tan, Mark Theng, Rainer Dumke, Leong-Chuan Kwek, Luigi Amico, Phys. Rev. A 2018 arXiv:1707.09184.

 

 

[80] T. Haug, L. Amico, and L.-C. Kwek, ‘Mesoscopic currents in coupled atomtronic ring ladders’, Quantum Science and Technology 2018; https://arxiv.org/abs/1612.09109?context=cond-mat.

 

[81] Deshui Yu, Alessandro Landra, Leong Chuan Kwek, Luigi Amico, Rainer Dumke, ‘Stabilizing Rabi Oscillation of a Charge Qubit via Atomic Clock Technique’,  New J. Phys. 20, 023031 (2018).

 

[82] Luigi Amico, Denis M. Basko, F Sebastián Bergeret, Olivier Buisson, Hervé Courtois, Rosario Fazio, Wiebke Guichard, Anna Minguzzi, Jukka Pekola, Gerd Schön, S Bergeret, ‘Mesoscopic electron transport and atomic gases, a review of Frank W. J. Hekking's scientific work’, SciPost Phys. 5, 009 (2018).

 

[83] Piero Naldesi, Juan Polo Gomez, Anna Minguzzi, Boris Malomed, Maxim Olshanii, Luigi Amico,  ‘Raise and fall of a bright soliton in an optical lattice’ , arXiv:1804.10133

 

[84] Tobias Haug, Rainer Dumke, Leong-Chuan Kwek, Luigi Amico, ‘Andreev-reflection and Aharonov-Bohm dynamics in atomtronic circuits’, arXiv:1807.03616.

 

[85] S. Safaei, L. -C. Kwek, R. Dumke, L. Amico, ‘Monitoring currents of cold atoms in atomtronic circuits’, arXiv:1808.04129.

 

[86] Nicolas Victorin, Tobias Haug, Leong-Chuan Kwek, Luigi Amico, Anna Minguzzi, ‘Nonclassical states in strongly correlated bosonic ring ladders’, arXiv:1810.03331.

 

[87] Deshui Yu, Leong Chuan Kwek, Luigi Amico, Rainer Dumke,’ Charge-Qubit-Resonator-Interface-Based Nonlinear Circuit QED’, arXiv:1809.06542.

 

[88] Tobias Haug, Rainer Dumke, Leong-Chuan Kwek, Luigi Amico, ‘Topological pumping in atomtronic circuits’, arXiv:1810.08525.


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  • DIPARTIMENTO DI INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA ELETTRONICA E INFORMATICA
    A.A. 2018/2019 - Corso di laurea in Ingegneria informatica - 1 anno
    FISICA I A - Co

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    A.A. 2017/2018 - Corso di laurea in Ingegneria informatica - 1 anno
    FISICA I - canale 1

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    A.A. 2016/2017 - Corso di laurea in Ingegneria industriale - 2 anno
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  • DIPARTIMENTO DI INGEGNERIA INDUSTRIALE
    A.A. 2015/2016 - Corso di laurea in Ingegneria industriale - 2 anno
    FISICA II A - L

Currently, I am an Associate Professor working  in the Physics Department, University of Catania. I am  an associate member of CNR-MATIS Excellence Centre for Condensed matter and Material science, Italy; an associate member of the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Italy. Since 2010, I am appointed  Visiting Research Professor at the  Centre for Quantum Thechnologies (CQT), Singapore.  I hold the ‘Lanef -Chaire d’excellence’  in  Grenoble and, finally, I am an ‘ Distinguished Invited Professor’, MajuLab CNRS-UNS-NUS-NTU France-Singapore joint lab.

As documented by my publications, I have  established several international collaborations. In particular. I have forged  strong connection with the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore. I have  formed a strong connection with   CNRS - Laboratoire de Physique et Modélisation des Milieux Condensés, Grenoble, where I hold the  ‘Lanef-Chaire d’excellence’. In such institutions,  I have been leading  international research teams. I have  documented  ability to obtain research funds. As attested in  my cv, I am involved as participant/coordinator in several major Italian and International network grants from the start  of my career.

Throughout my career I have been contributing to the research in diverse fields, particularly in the general area of quantum statistical physics, ranging from mathematical physics and quantum information  to many-body and  mesoscopic physics with close contacts with the experimentalists in the field (see the research statement attached to the present application). My work is well recognized by the scientific community (my papers have currently been cited more than 5200 times and hold an h-index of 26, data from SAO/NASA ADS).

I am recognized as one of the founding leaders in the cross-fertilization field between quantum information approaches and many-body systems ("Scaling of entanglement close to quantum phase transitions", Nature 416, 608 (2002); "Entanglement in Many-Body Systems", Rev. Mod. Phys.  80,  517-576 (2008).  A major challenge in this context is to tell a part entanglement from usual correlations. In this context, I mention the very fruitfull collaboration with Prof. G. Aeppli. Together, we constructed an international collaboration and resources (Rutheford-Appleton Laboratories, Paul Scherrer Institute, University of Catania) to measure entanglement in quantum magnets through neutron scattering experiments. This study has the promise of being a seminal work that will lead to a whole new subfield of neutron scattering: the quantitative experimental study of the quantum information content of quantum magnets.  Several experimental sessions were carried out already (in  RAL and Paul Scherrer Institute in Zurich). We already published Experimental implications of the entanglement transition in clustered quantum materials”(Phys. Rev. B 96, 224408 (2017)); futher papers summarizing our findings are in preparation.

I am  recognized as one of the founding leaders and one of the main driving force of the emerging field of  cold-atom Quantum Technology that is known as Atomtronics ("Quantum many particle systems in ring-shaped optical lattices", Phys.Rev.Lett. 95 (2005) 063201; ‘Atomtronics’, J. Opt (2016)). I have been working intensively to propose   Atomtronics as a new direction of fundamental research with ground-breaking applications in quantum technology. In short: Atomtronics seeks to realize circuits of ultracold atoms where the wires are replaced  by laser light and/or magnetic  guides.  Elementary Atomtronic circuits have already been realized, mimicking both conventional electronics like diodes, PNP junctions and elements of quantum electronics such as Josephson junctions SQUID’s.  Atomtronics, however, is not strictly limited to developing electronic-like components: it aims at providing new concepts of quantum devices, integrated in a circuitry that may be of a radically new type.  With atomic flows and high flexibility in the confinement geometry  offered by Atomtronics enlarges cold-atoms quantum simulators considerably: In the spirit of solid-state physics I-V (current-voltage) characteristics, we are able to  define a new diagnostic of the different condensed matter quantum regimes, in terms of the current flowing through the cold atomic system. With such approach, we are expected to discover new features of quantum material science (condensed matter). The technological evolution I foresee is comparable to the development of electronics and silicon technology: its enormous success is based on visionary basic research whose impact became apparent about 50 years later.  In the past 20 years, the advancement of information and communication technology has had a major impact on human culture and society, embracing not only all scientific disciplines but also our daily life. I think,  I have been in the right time and in the right position to shape the field. Since then, the community enlarged considerably and it is gathered in the Atomtronics@Benasque workshops I have been organizing since 2015. Indeed, I am aware of few large scale efforts worldwide of high profile scientists that  have the potential to definetely make the field as a major line in quantum technology: I do believe that it is just the right time to invest in Atomtronics. Currently, I have been acting as key player in medium and large scale research grants both in Europe and overseas.