Trieste Junior Quantum Days 2019

July, 2019
A look at the mysteries of quantum theory


The workshop will gather young researchers working in quantum mechanics and its applications. PhD students and PostDocs will be given the opportunity to present their research activity and interact with their colleagues, share motivations, techniques and perspectives, in a friendly and informal environment. In the morning, blackboard lectures by senior experts will provide a perspective on relevant problems in quantum theory.


Topics include: quantum information, entanglement, open quantum systems, quantum foundations, many-body physics, quantum thermodynamics, equilibrium & non-equilibrium physics, mathematical methods for quantum mechanics.


There is no fee: the workshop is kindly supported by TEQ. Participants will take care of accommodation.

This is the 3rd workshop of the Trieste Junior Quantum Days series. The first one was held in May 2017, the second in May 2018.
Registration open till July 5th 2019.
Deadline for contributed talks: June 7th 2019.


Fabio Benatti (University of Trieste): Mathematical and physical aspects of quantum entanglement: a survey

Rosario Fazio (ICTP): Open many-body quantum systems

Vahid Karimipour (Sharif University of Technology): Topological quantum computation

Mikhail Kiselev (ICTP): Landau-Zener-Stueckelberg-Majorana Interferometry

Giuseppe Santoro (SISSA): Quantum Annealing

Andrea Trombettoni (CNR-IOM Trieste): Quantum devices with ultracold atoms


Contributed Speakers

Lorenzo Asprea (University of Trieste): Gravitational decoherence: a general non relativistic model

Glen Bigan Mbeng (SISSA): The Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm and spin chains

Roberto Dobal Baldijão (State University of Campinas): Quantum contextuality in a quantum Darwinism-inspired game

Alessio Belenchia (Queen's University Belfast): Near Field Interferometry with Large Particles

Luca De Paolis (LNF-INFN, University of Tor Vergata Rome): VIP-2: Hunting the violation of the Pauli Exclusion Principle for electrons at LNG

Sandro Donadi (Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS)): Optomechanical systems as noise spectrometers

Caitlin Jones (University of Trieste): Wavefunction collapse and Special Relativity

Alessio Lerose (SISSA): How long-range interactions slow down entanglement growth out of equilibrium

Bernadette Lessel (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science): Shape dynamics of quantum states

Luca Mancino (Queen's University Belfast): Non-equilibrium quantum thermometry

Marta Maria Marchese (Queen's University Belfast): Investigating collapse models with optomechanical systems

Hannah McAleese (Queen's University Belfast, UK): Adding Incoherent Dynamics to Entanglement Distribution with Separable States

Gabriele Perfetto (SISSA): Quench action and large deviations: work statistics in the one-dimensional Bose gas

A T M Anishur Rahman (University College London): Spatial superposition using a levitated magnetic nanoparticle

Federico Roccati (Universita' degli Studi di Palermo): Exploring quantumness in a PT-symmetric system

Angelo Russomanno (ICTP): Signs of many-body dynamical localization in the kicked Bose-Hubbard chain

Federica Maria Surace (SISSA and ICTP): Quantum simulation of gauge theories with Rydberg atoms

Christiaan van de Ven (Università di Trento): Quantum spin systems versus Schroedinger operators: A case study in spontaneous symmetry breaking



Wednesday, July 24th 2019

09:15 - 09:30 Welcome and Introduction
09:30 - 10:30 Lecture 1: Kiselev 
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 Lecture 2: Trombettoni
12:00 - 12:15 Break
12:15 - 12:45 CT1: Perfetto
12:45 - 13:15 CT2: Baldijao
13:15 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:00 CT3: Belenchia
15:00 - 15:30 CT4: Rahman
15:30 - 16:00 Coffe Break
16:00 - 16:30 CT5: Donadi
16:30 - 17:00 CT6: Marchese
20:00 Conference dinner

Thursday, July 25th 2019

09:30 - 10:30 Lecture 1: Benatti
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 Lecture 2: Fazio
12:00 - 12:15 Break
12:15 - 12:45 CT1: Lerose
12:45 - 13:15 CT2: Mancino
13:15 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:00 CT3: De Paolis
15:00 - 15:30 CT4: Roccati
15:30 - 16:00 Coffe Break
16:00 - 16:30 CT5: Lessel
16:30 - 17:00 CT6: McAleese

Friday, July 26th 2019

09:30 - 10:30 Lecture 1: Karimipour
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 Lecture 2: Santoro
12:00 - 12:15 Break
12:15 - 12:45 CT1: Russomanno
12:45 - 13:15 CT2: Jones
13:15 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:00 CT3: Asprea
15:00 - 15:30 CT4: Surace
15:30 - 16:00 Coffe Break
16:00 - 16:30 CT5: Bigan Mbeng
16:30 - 17:00 CT6: van de Ven
17:00 - 17:30 Closing


Scientific Committee

Angelo Bassi (University of Trieste - INFN)
Fabio Benatti (University of Trieste - INFN)
Rosario Fazio (ICTP)
Alessandro Michelangeli (LMU Munich)
Andrea Trombettoni (CNR-IOM Trieste)


Local Organizers

Matteo Carlesso (University of Trieste - INFN)
Matteo Gallone (SISSA)



The workshop will take place in Gianbiagi Lecture Hall, Adriatico Guesthouse, ICTP, Via Grignano 9, Trieste. The Adriatico Guesthouse can be reached directly from the train station by taking the bus number 6.