Dr Paolo Molignini
Postdoc in Prof Cooper's group
Office: 507 Mott Bld
Personal web site
TCM Group, Cavendish Laboratory
19 JJ Thomson Avenue,
Cambridge, CB3 0HE UK.
Also collaborates with ETH Zurich, University of Freiburg, and University of Oxford.
I divide my research between interacting quantum light-matter systems and driven-dissipative many-body theory.
On the quantum optics side, I investigate correlated and strongly interacting phases of matter in ultracold quantum simulators. I am also a co-developer of MCTDH-X , a software that implements the MultiConfigurational Time-Dependent Hartree Method for indistinguishable particles to solve the many-body time-dependent Schroedinger equation. Recently, we have started to marry MCTDH-X with machine learning, and created UNIQORN - the Universal Neural-network Interface for Quantum Observable Readout from N-body wavefunctions. This program performs an efficient machine-learning-enhanced regression of observables in ultracold quantum simulators.
On the condensed matter side, my current research interests lie at the intersection between topological order, Floquet engineering, and quantum thermodynamics. I am investigating ways to extend the formalism of topological phase transitions to open and thermal systems, and apply this to develop topological quantum heat machines .