Lorenza Viola

Academic Appointments

James Frank Family Professor of Physics

Lorenza Viola is a theoretical physicist specializing in quantum information science. Following a Laurea (Master) degree in Physics from the University of Trento, Italy (1991), and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the University of Padua, Italy (1996), she has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a J. R. Oppenheimer Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She joined Dartmouth College as an Associate Professor in 2004. She has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2014.


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  • M.S. Physics, Summa Cum Laude, University of Trento, Italy
  • Ph.D. Theoretical Physics, University of Padua, Italy

Selected Publications

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Works In Progress

  • Quantum characterization and control of open quantum systems, quantum noise spectroscopy, noisy quantum metrology; quantum fault tolerance

  • Modeling and control of Markovian and non-Markovian open-system dynamics; quantum reservoir engineering

  • Topological quantum matter and bulk-boundary correspondence, fermionic and bosonic zero modes; quantum phase transitions

  • Non-Hermitian and open dynamics of quadratic fermionic and bosonic many-body systems; dynamical instabilities, dissipative phase transitions 

  • Entanglement and generalized entanglement; monogamy and shareability, quantum marginals

Selected Works & Activities