About QUINST

Quantum mechanics is at the heart of our technology and economy - the laser and the transistor are quantum devices - but its full potential is far from being realized. Recent technological advances in optics, nanoscience and engineering allow experimentalists to create artificial structures or put microscopic and mesoscopic systems under new manipulable conditions in which quantum phenomena play a fundamental role.

Quantum technologies exploit these effects with practical purposes. The objective of Quantum Science is to discover, study, and control quantum efects at a fundamental level. These are two sides of a virtuous circle: new technologies lead to the discovery and study of new phenomena that will lead to new technologies.

Our group's aim is  to control and understand quantum phenomena in a multidisciplinary intersection of  Quantum Information, Quantum optics and cold atoms, Quantum Control, Spintronics, Quantum metrology, Atom interferometry, Superconducting qubits and Circuit QED and Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.

 

 

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Antonio Mezzacapo (University of Naples, Italy) (Seminar)

When end where

12/2012

Description

2011/09/29, Antonio Mezzacapo (University of Naples, Italy)

Place:  Sala de Seminarios del Departamento de Física Teórica e Historia de la Ciencia
Time: 12h
Title: Majorana fermions in topological superconductors

Abstract

Recent developments show that the presence of Majorana fermions is feasible in many condensed matter systems. Among them are the systems in which Majorana modes appear as local quasiparticles at the interface between "exotic" materials, such as topological superconductors and insulators. Indeed, their existence can be related to topological invariants, and it seems that it is a mark for different topological phases.