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QSTAR is a joint research center bringing together the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ), the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), the European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy (LENS), the University of Florence and the National Institute of Optics - National Research Council (INO-CNR).


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IQIS2017 2017/07/04
IQIS 2017 – 10th Italian Quantum Information Science Conference
Venue: University of Florence (Italy)
Dates: 12-15 September 2017
Chair organizer: F. Caruso

GIL2016 2016/07/04
GIL 2016 – Gravity in the Lab
Venue: Centro de Ciencias de Benasque "Pedro Pascual" (Spain)
Dates: 31 July - 12 August 2016
Organizers: I. Fuentes, P. Bouyer, M. Kasevich, A. Smerzi

The workshop will gather leading scientists in theory and experiment who aim at measuring gravitational effects in the laboratory. This includes classical and quantum methods with an open interdisciplinary scope.
IQIS2016 2016/05/04
IQIS 2016 – 9th Italian Quantum Information Science Conference
Venue: University of Rome "La Sapienza" (Italy)
Dates: 20-23 September 2016
Editor's Suggestion 2015/03/01
Interacting bosons in a disordered lattice: Dynamical characterization of the quantum phase diagram
Authors: P. Buonsante, L. Pezzé and A. Smerzi
Published in: Physical Review A 91, 031601 (2015), 01 March 2015
Rapid Communication marked as Editor's Suggestion.
Reviews of Modern Physics 2014/12/10
Quantum channels and memory effects
Authors: F. Caruso, V. Giovannetti, C. Lupo, S. Mancini
Published in: Reviews of Modern Physics, 10 December 2014, Vol. 86 pp. 1203-1259
Press release in Italian at the University of Florence website.
Science 2014/8/19
Fisher information and entanglement of non-Gaussian spin states
Authors: H. Strobel, W. Muessel, D. Linnemann, T. Zibold, D. B. Hume, L. Pezzé, A. Smerzi, M. K. Oberthaler
Published in: Science 25 July 2014, Vol. 345 no. 6195 pp. 424-427

Optical metamaterials and novel optical phenomena based on nanofabricated structures
2014 MRS Fall Meeting (Symposium L)
Dates: 30 Nov. - 5 Dec. 2014, Boston, USA