Dr Vincenzo Tamma
Telephone: +44 (0)2392 842452Office: BB206Personal 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. As an example, my work on multi-photon correlation interferometry has led to applications in quantum information and sensing with several experiments developed in three different continents. Furthermore, the first experimental realisation of Bose-Einstein-condensate interference in microgravity (QUANTUS collaboration) paved the way to the first quantum tests of general relativity in space.
I received my Masters degree in physics from University of Bari in 2006 (graduating Summa cum Laude and earning the BNC Research Award for my thesis research).
I received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Bari and in Applied Physics from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2010 under the International Cooperation Program Award awarded by the Italian Ministry of Research (Ph.D. advisor, 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 moved as a group leader and lecturer to the Institute of Quantum Physics at Ulm University, Germany directed by Prof. Wolfgang Schleich, before joining the University of Portsmouth in 2016.Qualifications: Ph.D. in Physics (University of Maryland, Baltimore County, U.S. and University of Bari, Italy); Master in Physics (University of Maryland, Baltimore County); "Laurea" in Physics with Master in Theoretical Physics (University of Bari)
Achievements and recognition: • 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: Danilo Triggiani (2018,-); 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)