Prof.

WIMBERGER Sandro Marcel

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Since 2017 I am an associate professor at Parma University, in the area of theoretical physics of matter (fisica teorica della materia 02/B2). I graduated from the LMU Munich in 2000 and was awarded one of the first binational German-Italian Ph.D. degrees from Insubria University (Como) and LMU in 2004. During a project with Prof. Artur Ekert at the University of Oxford in 1997-98 I got in touch with the fundamental questions as well as the immediate applications of quantum mechanics. These interests have guided my research since then. During my Ph.D. I collaborated for the first time with an experimental cold-atom group, which was based at the University of Oxford. After my PostDoc as a Humboldt Fellow at Pisa University in the experimental Bose-Einstein condensation group of Prof. Ennio Arimondo, I held a temporary researcher position at Turin Politecnico and was a Junior Research Group Leader at Heidelberg University as well as a junior fellow (“Kollegiat”) of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. At Heidelberg I still keep the status of a visiting professor and Privatdozent. I was awarded visiting professorships from the Abbe School of Photonics at Jena University (2015) and from the Dodd Walls Centre for Photonic & Quantum Technologies, New Zealand (2020). I have been teaching physics classes at all levels in the faculties of physics and engineering, since 2007 in Heidelberg and since 2014 in Parma. I (co-)organized a large school for graduate students twice a year (2008-2014) and a series of research workshops with active participation of students at Heidelberg. From 2014 to 2018 I co-organized the annual conference on Statistical Physics and Complex Systems in Parma. Combining my research interests in classical and quantum dynamics with my main teaching activities, I authored a Springer textbook on Nonlinear Dynamics and Quantum Chaos (Graduate Texts in Physics, 2014). I advised more than 40 students at all career levels and two PostDocs at Pisa, Heidelberg, and Parma. Most of them are currently holding research positions in academics and industry all over the world. My continuing collaborations with many experimental groups worldwide are well documented by our joint publications. At present, I am particularly interested in quantum control by light-matter interaction and in the non-equilibrium dynamics of many-body quantum systems. 

 

Since 2017 I am an associate professor at Parma University, in the area of theoretical physics of matter (fisica teorica della materia 02/B2). I graduated from the LMU Munich in 2000 and was awarded one of the first binational German-Italian Ph.D. degrees from Insubria University (Como) and LMU in 2004. During a project with Prof. Artur Ekert at the University of Oxford in 1997-98 I got in touch with the fundamental questions as well as the immediate applications of quantum mechanics. These interests have guided my research since then. During my Ph.D. I collaborated for the first time with an experimental cold-atom group, which was based at the University of Oxford. After my PostDoc as a Humboldt Fellow at Pisa University in the experimental Bose-Einstein condensation group of Prof. Ennio Arimondo, I held a temporary researcher position at Turin Politecnico and was a Junior Research Group Leader at Heidelberg University as well as a junior fellow (“Kollegiat”) of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. At Heidelberg I still keep the status of a visiting professor and Privatdozent. I was awarded visiting professorships from the Abbe School of Photonics at Jena University (2015) and from the Dodd Walls Centre for Photonic & Quantum Technologies, New Zealand (2020). I have been teaching physics classes at all levels in the faculties of physics and engineering, since 2007 in Heidelberg and since 2014 in Parma. I (co-)organized a large school for graduate students twice a year (2008-2014) and a series of research workshops with active participation of students at Heidelberg. From 2014 to 2018 I co-organized the annual conference on Statistical Physics and Complex Systems in Parma. Combining my research interests in classical and quantum dynamics with my main teaching activities, I authored a Springer textbook on Nonlinear Dynamics and Quantum Chaos (Graduate Texts in Physics, 2014). I advised more than 40 students at all career levels and two PostDocs at Pisa, Heidelberg, and Parma. Most of them are currently holding research positions in academics and industry all over the world. My continuing collaborations with many experimental groups worldwide are well documented by our joint publications. At present, I am particularly interested in quantum control by light-matter interaction and in the non-equilibrium dynamics of many-body quantum systems. Since 2016 I am participating in the interdisciplinary Center for Quantum Information Science at Parma University, which concentrates our efforts towards the subject, hosts guests and offers research seminars, workshops and collaborations between physics and information engineering. Education: 1994 - 2000 Diploma in physics (with distinction), Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany 1997 - 1998 Visiting student, University of Oxford, UK, project with Prof. Artur Ekert 2000 - 2004 PhD in physics, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich and Università dell‘Insubria, Como, Italy; advisors: Prof. Italo Guarneri, Prof. Andreas Buchleitner; Thesis title: Chaos and localisation: quantum transport in periodically driven atomic systems Honors and Awards: 1994 - 2000 Fellowships: BayBFG and Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes 2004 - 2006 Fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Scuola di Dottorato Galileo Galilei, Pisa, Italy 2008 Award for young researchers’ conference, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Heidelberg, Germany 2009 Klaus-Georg and Sigrid Hengstberger Prize, Heidelberg University, Germany 2010 “Akademiepreis“ of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities 2010 - 2015 “Kollegiat“ of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities 2011 Habilitation with thesis Dynamik kalter Quantengase at Heidelberg University 2013 Habilitation for Full and Associate Professorships in Italy (section 02/B2) 2014 Association to Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Section Milan-Bicocca 2019 Habilitation for Full Professorship in Italy (sections 02/A2 and 02/B2) Summary of Profession Activities: - Published over 110 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 1 Springer textbook, 1 edited book, 3 edited special issues. Total of more than 2800 (1800) citations, h-index: 32 (26), according to Google Scholar (WOS). - Gave more than 100 invited talks at conferences, workshops, research institutes and universities. - Regular teaching at Heidelberg University and Parma University; guest lecturer at many Graduate Schools (in Greifswald, Heidelberg, Jena, Palermo, Parma). - Collaborated with more than 30 senior scientists from over 15 countries. Mentored 44 undergraduate and graduate students and 2 postdoctoral scholars in research. Research Topics: General: Modelling and numerical simulation of quantum dynamical systems; Light-matter interaction; Atoms in external fields; Finite quantum systems; Non-equilibrium quantum transport; Quantum & classical control theory; Floquet-Bloch theory; Nonlinear dynamics; Atom-surface interactions Specific/Recent: (Spinor) Bose-Einstein condensates; Open and dissipative systems; Classical and quantum localization phenomena; Nonlinear and many-body tunneling; Control and synchronization of multi-mode systems; Topology and quantum search; Quantum reflection & Nanoplasmonics Highlights of Scientific Accomplishments: Theory for nonlinear & noisy Landau-Zener (avoided-level crossing) problem and its quantum control Developed model and numerical treatment based on Floquet-Bloch theory and exact diagonalization of 2-band and 2-dimensional (Bose-)Hubbard systems Developed theory and numerical methods for open (spinor) Bose-Einstein condensate in mean-field and many-body regimes, in close collaboration with many experimental groups Produced exhaustive theory for atom-optics experiments with applications in quantum chaos, decoherence, semiclassics, ballistic and spin-dependent transport, quantum and classical walks Scientific Employment: 2000 - 2004 PhD student and PostDoc at MPI-PKS, Dresden, Germany 2004 - 2006 A.v. Humboldt Feodor-Lynen Fellow at Pisa University, Italy, with Prof. Ennio Arimondo 2006 - 2007 Research scientist at Politecnico di Torino, Italy 2007 - 2013 Research group leader at Heidelberg University, Germany 2014 - 2016 Senior researcher at Parma University, Italy 2017 - Associate professor at Parma University, Italy Selected Scientific Invitations: 11/1999 - 1/2000 Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, with Prof. Uzy Smilansky 2006, 2008, 2012 Palermo University, Italy, with Prof. Rosario Mantegna 11/2007, 9-10/2013 Pisa University, Italy, with Prof.s Ennio Arimondo and Riccardo Mannella 10-11/2010 University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan, with Prof. Ken‘ishi Nakagawa 9/2011 Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA, with Prof. Gil Summy 2011, 2012, 2016 Liège University, Belgium, with Prof. Peter Schlagheck 2014 - 2017 Guest scientist at the ITP, Heidelberg University, Germany 2014, 2017, 2018 Freiburg University, Germany, with Prof. Andreas Buchleitner 10/2014, 10/2019 Guest lecturer at the doctorate school HGSFP, Heidelberg University, Germany 2/2015 Guest professorship at the Abbe School of Photonics, Jena University, Germany 3/2016 Calí University, Colombia, with Prof. Javier Madroñero 10/2016, 2/2018 RIEC, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, with Prof. Mark Sadgrove 2/2020 Visiting professor, Dodd Walls Centre for Photonic & Quantum Technologies, New Zealand Academic Management: Editorial-Board member: Fluctuation & Noise Letters, Reviews in Physics, 4Open, Adv. in Math. Phys. Guest editor of Condensed Matter, European Physical Journal D & of a conference proceedings book Peer reviewer for over 30 international scientific journals and publishers (incl. Springer Nature, Physical Review, Cambridge University Press); Outstanding Referee of APS, Physica A, Phys. Lett. A, NJP Referee for research funding agencies from Austria, EU, France, Germany, New Zealand, Poland Member of PhD committees in Heidelberg, Milan, Palermo, Parma and of selection committees for PhD (2015), PostDoc (assegno di ricerca, 2016, 2019), Researcher (RTD A, 2019/20) positions at Parma University 2007 - 2014 Co-organizer of the semiannual school Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days 2008 - 2012 Consultant for industrial company, Selex-Galileo, Turin, Italy 2010 Organizer of conferences New Perspectives in Quantum Statistics and Correlations & Hybrid Quantum Systems: New Perspectives on Quantum State Control, Heidelberg, Germany 2012 Organizer of workshop on Noisy many-body systems, Heidelberg, Germany 2014 - Member of PhD commission (“collegio docenti“) for physics at Parma University 2014 - 2018 Co-organizer of annual conference Statistical Physics and Complex Systems, Parma, Italy 2016 - Program committee member for annual conference Complexis 2018 - Representative of disadvantaged groups at Department, Parma University Recent Publication Highlights: - S. Dadras, A. Gresch, C. Groiseau, S. Wimberger, and G. S. Summy, Quantum walk in momentum space with a Bose-Einstein condensate, Phys. Rev. Lett. (2018) 121, 7, 070402 - D. Witthaut, S. Wimberger, R. Burioni, and M. Timme, Classical synchronization indicates persistent entanglement in isolated quantum systems, Nature Comm. (2017) 8, 14829 - R. Labouvie, B. Santra, S. Heun, S. Wimberger, and H. Ott, Negative differential conductivity in an interacting quantum gas, Phys. Rev. Lett. (2015) 115, 5, 050601

Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. or by appointment via e-mail.

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2017/2018

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2016/2017

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2015/2016

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2014/2015

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2013/2014

Lines of research

General: Modelling and numerical simulation of quantum dynamical systems; Light-matter interaction; Atoms in external fields; Finite quantum systems; Non-equilibrium quantum transport; Quantum & classical control theory; Floquet-Bloch theory; Nonlinear dynamics; Atom-surface interactions. Specific/Recent: (Spinor) Bose-Einstein condensates; Open and dissipative systems; Classical and quantum localization phenomena; Nonlinear and many-body tunneling; Control and synchronization of multi-mode systems; Topology and quantum search.

Publications

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0000-0002-8433-1733

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Office location
Dipartimento di Scienze Matematiche, Fisiche e Informatiche
Parco Area delle Scienze, 7/A
43124 PARMA