Dr. Andrea Smirne






Email: andrea.smirne[at]uni-ulm.de
Tel: +49-731-50-22909
Room O25/442
Institute for Theoretical Physics
Ulm University
Albert-Einstein Allee 11
D-89081 Ulm, Germany

My Research Interests

My activity focuses on the theoretical study of open quantum systems. After investigating the notion of non-Markovian quantum dynamics and the distinct approaches to characterize it, I am currently working on the possible role of memory effects in metrology and, more in general, on how the different features of the noise limit the quantum enhancement on the achievable estimation precision. My research interests include the foundations of quantum mechanics, with particular emphasis on the relations between quantum and classical probability.

My selected Publications

Ultimate precision limits for noisy frequency estimation
A. Smirne, J. Kolodynski, S.F. Huelga and R. Demkowicz-Dobrzanski
Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 120801 (2016)

Dissipative Continuous Spontaneous Localization (CSL) model
A. Smirne and A. Bassi
Sci. Rep. 5, 12518 (2015)

Experimental investigation of initial system-environment correlations via trace-distance evolution
A. Smirne, D. Brivio, S. Cialdi, B. Vacchini, and M.G.A. Paris
Phys. Rev. A 84, 032112 (2011)

Markovianity and non- Markovianity in quantum and classical systems
B. Vacchini, A. Smirne, E.-M. Laine, J. Piilo and H.-P. Breuer
New J. Phys. 13, 093004 (2011)

Initial correlations in open-systems dynamics: The Jaynes-Cummings model
A. Smirne, H.-P. Breuer, J. Piilo and B. Vacchini
Phys. Rev. A 82, 062114 (2010)

My Publications and preprints on the arXiv