Fabio Sciarrino

Associate Professor, Physics Department, University of Rome la Sapienza

Associate professor in the Department of Physics. Graduated in Physics in 2000 at the University of Naples "Federico II". He received his PhD in 2004 with a thesis in experimental quantum optics, with contributions on quantum teleportation and cloning. He has received several awards, including Premio Sapio Junior per la Ricerca Italiana, the Medal "Le Scienze in Fisica" with the "Medal of the Presidency of the Republic », Award Sapienza Ricerca. He is the author of more than 120 publications in international journals (among which 20 publications on Nature and Science journals) and about 100 invited presentations at national and international conferences. Since 2009, Fabio Sciarrino has obtained fundings for the University of Roma “La Sapienza” as principal investigator for a total amount of more than 3.500.000 euros (approx. 3.100.000 from Europe and 400.000 from Italy). In 2010 he won the project HYTEQ (Hybrid Technologies for Quantum Information Processing) funded by FIRB - Future in Research for young Italian researchers. In 2012 he was awarded an ERC grant Starting Grant-Consolidator 3D-QUEST (www.3dquest.eu), followed by an ERC-Proof of Concept 3D-COUNT in 2015: 3D-Integrated single photon detector. He is the european coordinator of the project Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN): PICQUE (Photonic Integrated Compound Quantum Encoding) started September 2013 (www.picque.eu). He is the european coordinator of the project FET (Future and Emerging Technologies): QUCHIP (Quantum Simulation on a Photonic Chip) . He has the lecture in Quantum Information and Computation at the University "La Sapienza". His research has been devoted mainly to the experimental realization of quantum information protocols by exploiting the methods of quantum optics. To achieve his results has required the development of innovative experimental techniques based on non-linear optics, ultra-fast lasers and detection methods, as well as of new theoretical insights. The results of his investigations have advanced the experimental techniques of quantum optics and contributed to understanding some conceptual aspects of the foundations of quantum mechanics and quantum information theory. His current research activity is focused on integrated quantum photonics, specifically on the implementation of boson sampling and quantum simulation.