Faculty members

Prof. Fabio Sciarrino
Group Leader

Full Professor – Dipartimento di FisicaDeputy Rector for International Competitive Research Strategies – Sapienza Università di Roma
Senior fellow and Deputy Director – Scuola Superiore di Studi Avanzati Sapienza (SSAS)Fabio Sciarrino is Full Professor at the Physics Department, Deputy Rector for International Competitive Research Strategies of the University of Rome Sapienza and Senior Research Fellow at the International School for Advanced Studies Sapienza, SSAS. He is Principal Investigator of the Quantum Information Lab, Department of Physics, Sapienza University of Rome (www.quantumlab.it). His main expertise is experimental quantum optics, computation and quantum information, and foundations of quantum mechanics. In recent years his research activity has focused on the implementation of quantum information protocols via integrated photonic circuits. He has received several awards, including the “Le Scienze per la Fisica” Medal together with the “Medal of the Presidency of the Republic”, the “Sapio Junior Award for Italian Research”. He is author of more than 150 publications in international journals (with more than 25 publications on Nature and Science journals) and over 150 invited presentations to national and international conferences. He teaches the Optical Laboratory (3rd year Bachelor’s Degree in Physics) and Quantum Information (2nd year Master’s Degree in Physics).

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Dr Nicolò Spagnolo
Tenure-track Assistant Professor

Nicolò Spagnolo graduated in 2008 at the Sapienza Università di Roma. In 2012 he received his PhD with a thesis on the generation, manipulation, and characterization of multiphoton quantum optical states, with applications in fundamental tests of quantum mechanics and in quantum information protocols. His research activities have been focused on the experimental implementation of multiphoton quantum information and quantum simulations protocols with different photonic platforms. In particular, in the last few years he has carried out research on multiparameter estimation, and on implementation of Boson Sampling instances and their validation.

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Dr. Gonzalo Carvacho

Gonzalo Carvacho joined the University of Rome “La Sapienza” as a PhD student in November 2014. His PhD thesis entitled “Multiphoton hybrid systems and their applications in quantum information and quantum communication” was carried out under the supervision of Prof. Sciarrino and was focused on experimental photonic protocols through several platforms. Currently his activities are focused in Quantum causality, Quantum communication and multiphoton dynamics by exploiting bulk optics, photonic integrated devices and G/Q-plates for structured light.

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