Dr Vincenzo Tamma
Telephone: +44 (0)2392 842452Office: Personal Website
Research interests: My research aims at achieving a deeper understanding of the fundamental physics at the interplay between quantum physics, quantum information, complexity theory, atomic physics and general relativity, as well as at boosting the real-world implementation of quantum-enhanced technologies for applications in quantum computation, quantum communication, simulation of complex quantum systems, high-precision sensing and imaging.
I obtained my Laurea (Master) in Physics at the University of Bari (Italy) in 2006, earning the BNC Research Award for my thesis research. The International Cooperation Program Award issued by the Italian Ministry of Research then allowed me to complete a joint Ph.D. in Applied Physics in 2010 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, U.S. and in Physics at the University of Bari (Supervisor: Prof. Yanhua Shih).
My research was recognized with the “Giampietro Puppi Award” for the best Ph.D. thesis in Physics and Astrophysics in Italy in the academic years 2007-2009. After a one-year postdoctoral fellowship issued by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, I started to work in 2011 as a research scientist (later group leader and lecturer) at the Institute of Quantum Physics at Ulm University, Germany (Director: Prof. Wolfgang Schleich). In the summer of 2016, I was pleased to join the University of Portsmouth, U.K.
Achievements and recognition: • "Rita Levi Montalcini” Program for Young Researchers 2013: selected among the top 50 researchers within all the areas of Natural, Mathematical, Political and Social Sciences; • U.S. Army Research Lab Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010-11); • Giampietro Puppi Award for the best Ph.D. thesis in Physics and Astrophysics in Italy during the academic years 2007/08 and 2008/09; • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society honorary membership: selected from the top 10% of graduate students at University of Maryland in 2007-08; • BNC 2007 Research Award for the best Laurea (Master) graduates in Italy.
Grants: U.S. Army Research Laboratory (PI), U.S. Office of Naval Research (PI)
Roles and Collaborations: Collaborations with leading groups across four continents
Postgraduate students supervised: Current students: Dario Gatto (2018, -), Simon Laibacher (2014, -); Previous students: Michele Cassano (2016), Johannes Seiler (2016), Alexander Mueller (2015), Vera Hellinghausen (2015), Florian Nägele (2014)
Teaching responsibilities: Over the past ten years, I have been teaching postgraduate classes in Quantum Information, Quantum Optics and Mathematical Methods in Physics, as well as undergraduate laboratories and introductory physics.
Professional memberships: • Optical Society of America (OSA); • European Optical Society (EOS); • Italian Society of Optics and Photonics (SIOF); • Italian Physical Society (SIF)
Publications from UKADS
Publications from INSPIRE
Publications from arXiv
Publications from the UoP Research Portal
External talks (academic)
External talks (outreach)