|Department: ||CNR-INO / LENS - Universitŕ di Firenze|
|Position: ||Permanent staff|
|Short CV: |
Dr. Leonardo Fallani was born in 1977. In 2004 he completed his PhD studies in Physics at University of Florence on the experimental investigation of atomic Bose-Einstein condensate in optical lattices. From 2005 to 2007 he worked as a PostDoc at LENS on quantum simulation of disordered and many-body atomic systems. Since 2007 he is a faculty member of the University of Florence. He has more than 10 years of research experience in experimental atomic and optical physics. His research interests embrace the application of ultracold gases to quantum simulation of condensed-matter systems (metal-insulator transitions, Hubbard models, disordered systems, graphene) and quantum information processing. Among his main scientific achievements it is possible to cite the observation of dynamical instabilities for nonlinear matter waves in optical lattices, the first investigations of ultracold atoms in disordered potentials, the demonstration of Anderson localization for matter waves. He is project leader of an experiment for cooling and trapping atomic ytterbium for quantum simulation and quantum information processing. He is author of 40 publications on international journals, which have received more than 1300 citations with an h-factor of 17, and gave more than 20 invited talks in international conferences and schools.