Chiara Macchiavello

Istituto Nazionale di Fisicadella Materia, Unita' di Pavia,
Dipartimento di Fisica "A. Volta", via Bassi 6, I-27100 Pavia, Italy
tel. +39 0382 987674 - fax + 39 0382 987563

Research associate


Research Interests
Quantum Optics, Quantum Information Theory, Quantum Computation, Quantum Cryptography, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum amplification of electromagnetic radiation


Institutional and Professional Service
(1995) PhD - Physics at the University of Pavia;
(1995 - 1996) Human Capital and Mobility Research Fellow at the Clarendon Laboratory of the University of Oxford;
(1996 - 1997) Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Clarendon Laboratory of the University of Oxford;
(1997 - 1998) Postdoc at the University of Pavia;
(since 1998) Permanent position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Pavia;
Referee of scientific journal, such as Physical Review Letters, Physical Review and Physics Letters.
(2000) Editor, with G.M. Palma and A. Zeilinger, of the book "Quantum computation and quantum information theory'', World Scientific, Bestselling Book of World Scientific;
(1998) Member of the European Pathfinder Project in Quantum Computation;
(2000-2002) Member of the Editorial Board of Physical Review A;
Since 2003: Member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Quantum Information.

Scientist in charge for the Pavia node of the IST European Projects
"Entanglement in Quantum Information Processing and Communication''
(contract n. IST-1999-11053), "Quantum Properties of Distributed Systems''
(contract n. IST-2002-38877) and "Development of a global network for secure communication based on quantum cryptography'' (contract n. IST-2003-506813);

Involved in the following national and international research projects:
(1999-2002) TMR European network on "The physics of quantum information'';
(1997-2000) European Science Foundation PESC Scientific Programme "Quantum Informationand Quantum Computation";
(2002-) Advanced national Research Projects INFM "Generation and detection of quantum mesoscopic surpositions in parametric media (CAT)'' and "Quantum Teleportation and Quantum Cloning by the Optical Parametric Squeezing Process (CLON)'';

National projects MIUR:
(1997-1998) "Amplification and Detection of Quantum Information'',
(1999-2000) "Quantum Information Transmission and Processing: Quantum Teleportation and Error Correction'';
(2002-2003) "Entanglement Assisted High Precision Measurements'';
(July 1999) Organiser, with G.M. Palma, of the International Summer School on "Quantum Computation and Quantum Information Theory", Fondazione ISI, Villa Gualino, Torino, Italy;
(15-22 March 2003) Director, with S.F. Huelga, G.M. Palma and M. Plenio, of the international conference "Advances in quantum information processing:
from theory toexperiments'', Erice, Italy;
(14-18 December 2004) Director, with A. Ekert, R. Fazio and G.M. Palma, the Workshop on "Quantum entanglement in physical and information sciences", at the Centre of mathematical research Ennio De Giorgi, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy.
(2002 - 2003) Full course on "Quantum Optics" for undergraduate students in Pavia;
Since 2003-2004: Full course on "Quantum physics of computation'' for undergraduate students in Pavia.


G.M. Palma (University of Palermo),
F. De Martini (University of Rome "La Sapienza"),
R. Fazio (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa),
A. Ekert (University of Cambridge),
D. Bruss (University of Duesseldorf),
N. Cerf (University of Brussels),
S. Huelga (University of Hertfordshire),
A. Sanpera (Universitas Autonoma de Barcelona),
M. Lewenstein (ICFO-Barcelona),
M. Plenio (Imperial College, London),
B.-G. Englert, D. Kaszlikowski, L.C. Kwek (University of Singapore),
M. Mosca (Waterloo, Perimeter Institute).


Publications: 80 papers, 2 preprint, 1 submitted and 2 in preparation

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