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Quantum research heating up at TCD

15 Feb 2019

Dr. Francesca Pietracaprina was awarded a prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship to work in Prof. John Goold QuSys group on the topic of statistical mechanics of disordered systems. The award worth 185,000 euro brings valuable expertise to the group focusing on the theory of quantum technologies in Dublin which is currently expanding at rapid pace. The project ICARUS, which involves in utilising Dr. Pietracaprina expertise in statistical mechanics, will explore the quantum statistical mechanics of interacting and localised jammed systems.

The research project involves an experimental collaboration with MIT and a secondment at GOOGLE Ireland's machine learning division. With this industrial connection the group will try to utilise machine learning algorithms to uncover phase diagrams of quantum complex systems.