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.
Physics and Astronomy
- M.S. Physics, Summa Cum Laude, University of Trento, Italy
- Ph.D. Theoretical Physics, University of Padua, Italy
V. P. Flynn, E. Cobanera, and L. Viola, ''Topology by dissipation: Majorana bosons in metastable quadratic Markovian dynamics,'' Physical Review Letters 127, 245701 (2021).
T. Chalermpusitarak, B. Tonekaboni, Y. Wang, L. M. Norris, L. Viola, and G. A. Paz-Silva, ''Frame-based filter-function formalism for quantum characterization and control,'' Physical Review X Quantum 2, 030315/1 (2021).
U. von Luepke, Y. Sung, F. Yan, F. Beaudoin, L. M. Norris, S. Gustavsson, L. Viola, and W. D. Oliver, "Two-qubit spectroscopy of spatio-temporally correlated quantum noise in superconducting qubits,'' Physical Review X Quantum 1, 010305 (2020).
V. P. Flynn, E. Cobanera, and L. Viola, "Deconstructing effective non-Hermitian dynamics in quadratic bosonic Hamiltonians,'' New Journal of Physics 22, 083004 (2020).
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
Serving as a Divisional Associate Editor for Physical Review Letters
Partner Investigator with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS)