Franco Nori

Team leader, Quantum Information Physics Theory Research Team


Our research group performs interdisciplinary studies at the interface between nanoscience, quantum computing, quantum information processing, superconducting quantum circuitry for quantum computing, photonics, quantum optics, atomic physics, nano-mechanics, mesoscopics, computational physics, and condensed matter physics.
We are developing the QuTiP software used worldwide for quantum information processing, quantum optics, and quantum open systems. We are also using techniques from AI and Machine Learning to solve computationally hard problems. We are also studying the Coherent Ising Machine and fast computing using networks of Optical Parametric Oscillators. The Web of Science has listed our research work as Highly Cited for 2017-18-19-20-21.
We have published more than 30 papers in collaboration with various companies (NEC, Hitachi, Toshiba, NTT, IBM, etc.). Currently, we are conducting long-term joint research with NTT Research laboratories with the goal of solving difficult computational problems.

Research Theme

・Quantum Physics; Quantum optics; Quantum electronics
・Quantum information processing and quantum computing
・Software for combinatorial optimization and for quantum computing,
AI and Machine Learning

Representative Research Results

1.X. Gu, A.F. Kockum, A. Miranowicz, Y.X. Liu, F. Nori.:
"Microwave photonics with superconducting quantum circuits"
Physics Reports 718-719, pp. 1-102 (2017).

2.A.F. Kockum, A. Miranowicz, S. De Liberato, S. Savasta, F. Nori.:
"Ultrastrong coupling between light and matter"
Nature Reviews Physics 1, pp. 19–40 (2019).

3.Z. Yan, et al.:
"Strongly correlated quantum walks with a 12-qubit superconducting processor"
Science 364, pp. 753-756 (2019).

4.O. Di Stefano, A. Settineri, V. Macrì, L. Garziano, R. Stassi, S. Savasta, F. Nori.:
"Resolution of gauge ambiguities in ultrastrong-coupling cavity quantum electrodynamics"
Nature Physics 15, pp. 803–808 (2019).

5.K.D. Wu, Z. Hou, G.Y. Xiang, C.F. Li, G.C. Guo, D. Dong, F. Nori.:
"Detecting non-Markovianity via quantified coherence: theory and experiments"
npj Quantum Information 6, 55 (2020).

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