Full Prof. Simone Montangero

  • Location: Dipartimento di Fisica, room 310 (via Loredan 10)
  • E-mail: simone.montangero[at]


Simone Montangero is Full Professor at University of Padua where he directs the Quantum Computing and Simulation Center. He is Honorary Professor at Ulm University and co-leads the Quantum Computing Spoke of the Italian National Center for HPC, Big-Data and Quantum Computer. He has been a Heisenberg Fellow of the German Science Foundation, a Humboldt Fellow and a IQOQI visiting fellow of the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Science. He has been a member of the Science and Engineering Board of the Quantum Flagship.

He authored more than 150 scientific publications pioneering the development and application of quantum optimal control and of tensor network methods for quantum technologies and lattice gauge theories in one and more dimensions. 

Full Prof. Luca Salasnich

  • Location: Dipartimento di Fisica, room 338 (via Marzolo 8)
  • E-mail: luca.salasnich[at]


Luca Salasnich is full professor of condensed matter theory.

He published more than 200 papers about macroscopic quantum phenomena, quantum chaos and many-body theory in peer-reviewed scientific journals and, among them, about 50 are single-authored. He is partially supported by INFN and INO-CNR.

According to the 2022 Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicator Luca Salasnich is at position 419 worldwide (1st of UNIPD) for General Physics. Moreover, he is 1st among the three scientists of DFA UNIPD that are in the top 1 percent of their scientific discipline.

Associate Prof. Luca Dell'Anna

  • Location: Dipartimento di Fisica, room 108 (via Marzolo 8)
  • E-mail: luca.dellanna[at]


Luca Dell’Anna is Associate Professor at University of Padua in Condensed Matter Theory.
He graduated at the University of Trieste and obtained his PhD degree at the International  School for Advanced Studies, SISSA, Trieste in 2002. He carried out his research activity at the University La Sapienza of Rome, at the Max-Planck Institut für Festköperforshung in Stuttgart and at the Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of Düsseldorf.
His main research interests are related to many-body quantum states of matter, topological states, long-range systems and out-of-equilibrium phenomena.

Assistant Prof. Marco Di Liberto

  • Location: Dipartimento di Fisica, room 314 (via Loredan 10)
  • E-mail: marco.diliberto[at]


Marco Di Liberto is Assistant Professor at the University of Padua and currently leader of the “Rita Levi Montalcini” project on topological states of matter with quantum engineered systems.

He graduated at the University of Catania in 2011 and was a fellow of the Scuola Superiore di Catania (2005-2010).

He obtained his PhD from Utrecht University (The Netherlands) in 2015.

Then continued his research activity as a postdoctoral fellow at the BEC Center in Trento (2015-2017), Université Libre de Bruxelles (2017-2020) and Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) in Innsbruck (2020-2022).

His main research interests are quantum simulation of many-body states of matter with atomic and photonic devices, topological states and out-of-equilibrium driven systems.

Dr. Pietro Silvi

  • Location: Dipartimento di Fisica, room 316 (via Loredan 10)
  • E-mail: pietro.silvi[at]


Pietro Silvi is a faculty researcher in quantum information and correlated quantum matter.

He graduated at the university of Pisa and the school of excellence Scuola Normale Superiore in 2007, then achieved his PhD degree at SISSA/ISAS Trieste in 2011.

In his academic career, Dr. Silvi was Coordinator and/or PI of various national (Germany, Austria) and international (EU) project grants.

He’s one of the most prominent promoters of Tensor Network methods for Lattice Gauge Theories, as means to reach our full understanding of the Standard Model.

Dr. Ilaria Siloi

  • Location: Dipartimento di Fisica, room 316 (via Loredan 10)
  • E-mail: ilaria.siloi[at]


Ilaria Siloi is a faculty researcher in quantum computing and information.

She graduated from the Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia in 2010 and received her PhD in 2014, with a thesis on quantum correlations in molecular nanomagnets. Later, she continued as a post-doctoral associate in Italy and Finland for two years.

Her interest in solid-state physics and real materials took her to learn ab initio methodologies at the University of North Texas (AFLOW consortium) (2017-2019). Then, she joined the University of Southern California (2019-2022) where she worked on quantum chemistry and materials science problems on commercial quantum annealers.

Her main research interests are quantum simulation, quantum annealing, and optimization problems of practical relevance to be implemented on the current quantum devices.


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