PERSONAL DATA

Name: Sabrina.
Surname: Maniscalco.
Year of birth: 1974.
Nationality: Italian.
Spoken Languages: English (fluent), Finnish (sufficient), German (basic), Italian (mother tongue).

        AFFILIATIONS AND OFFICIAL ADDRESS 

Department of Physics,
University of Turku,
20014 Turun yliopisto,
Finland
Tel. +358 (0)2 333 6258
Fax +358 (0)2 333 5070.

ACADEMIC DEGREES

3 February 2004: Doctor of Philosophy, University of Palermo, Italy. 
	[PhD studies in Theoretical Physics, 01/11/2000 - 30/10/2003] 
	PhD thesis title: Single trapped cold ions: A testing ground for quantum mechanics. Supervisor: Prof. Antonino Messina.
	Thesis grade: Ottimo (the highest in Italy).

8 July 1999: Master of Science, University of Palermo, Italy.
	[M.Sc. studies in Theoretical Physics, 09/1992-07/1999]
 	Master thesis title: Nonclassical Effects in the dynamics of bidimensionally confined ions. Supervisor: Prof. Antonino Messina.
	Thesis grade: 110/110 cum laude (the highest in Italy).

POSTS AND POSITIONS

1 November 2005 - 31 October 2008: PostDoc researcher, Department of Physics, University of Turku, Finland, (Quantum Optics Group of Prof. Kalle-Antti Suominen).

1 May 2005 – 31 October 2005: Visiting researcher, University of Sofia, Bulgaria, Quantum Optics Group of Prof. Nikolay Vitanov).

1 April 2004 – 30 September 2005: PostDoc Researcher, University of  KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, (Theoretical Physics group of Prof. Francesco Petruccione).

1 October 2003 - 29 February 2004: Visiting researcher, University of Sofia, Bulgaria,(Quantum Optics Group of Prof. Nikolay Vitanov).

November 2000 - October 2003: graduate student, Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche ed Astronomiche, University of Palermo, Italy, (Quantum Optics 	group of Prof. Antonino Messina).

16 August - 16 November 2000: Visiting researcher, University of Rostock, Germany (Quantum Optics group of Prof. Werner Vogel).

8 July 1999 - 16 August 2000: Graduate student, Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche ed Astronomiche, University of Palermo (Quantum Optics group of Prof. Antonino Messina).


AWARDS

January 2005: Award of the Italian National Foundation Angelo Della Riccia for studies in Microphysics.

March 2004: Award of the Italian National Foundation Angelo Della Riccia for studies in Microphysics.

June 2002: "Young Scientist Award" given by the Italian National Institute of Solid State Physics (INFM) for the contribution "Time evolution of a single trapped ion in a high Q optical cavity" presented at the INFM Meeting held in Bari (Italy) from 24 to 28 June 2002.

February 2002: "E. Cugino Award"  given by the University of Palermo for the best research Master Thesis of the Academic Year 1998/1999.

June 1999: "Young Scientist Award" given by the Italian National Institute of Solid State Physics (INFM) for the contribution "A new macroscopic effect related to the discreteness of the vibrational states of a trapped ion" presented at the INFM Meeting held in  Catania (Italy) from 14 to 18 June 1999.

SCIENTIFIC EXPERT ACTIVITIES

Supervisor of the Master thesis of Janika Paavola at the University of Turku.

Member of the Organizing Committee for the Turku Workshop, held in Turku on 24-25 October 2007.

Referee for Physical Review Letters, Physical Review A, Physical Review E, and Journal of Optics B: Quantum and Semiclassical Optics.

Coordinator of the Project for Young Researchers, Year 1999 Committee 02, "Quantum phenomena in the dynamics of a 2D-confined ion".

Project Referee for the Department of Energy of the United States of America.

Tutor of the Master Thesis of Francesco Intravaia at the University of Palermo. 

DIDACTICAL ACTIVITY

23 April – 30 May 2007: Course “Dynamics of Open Quantum Systems” (25 h) given at the University of Turku, Department of Physics.

22 May – 28 June 2006: Course “Dynamics of Open Quantum Systems” (20 h) given at the University of Turku, Department of Physics.

INVITED SEMINARS AND POPULAR LECTURES

24 October 2007: “Quantum Zeno Effect”, invited by Dr. Francesco Plastina, held at the University of Calabria, Italy.

19 October 2007: “Quantum Brownian motion in a harmonic potential ”, invited by Dr. Francesco Plastina, held at the University of Calabria, Italy.
	
17 May 2006: “Non-Markovian open quantum systems ”, invited by Dr. Matteo Paris, held at the University of Milan, Italy.

11 October 2005: “Zeno and Anti-Zeno effects for a damped harmonic oscillator”, University of  Sofia, Bulgaria; invited by Prof. N. Vitanov. 

25 March 2005: “Simulazione di sistemi aperti non-Markoviani con ioni in trappola”, University of Catania, Italy; invited by Prof. G. Falci.

23 March 2005: “Simulazione di sistemi aperti non-Markoviani con ioni in trappola”, Universty of Palermo, Italy; invited by Prof. A. Messina.

14 October 2004: Popular lecture on “Quantum Cryptography”, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa; invited by the UKZN Physics Society.

30 September 2004: Popular lecture on “Quantum information and quantum computation”, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa; invited by the UKZN Physics Society.

13 July 2004: “Lindblad and non-Lindblad type dynamics of a quantum Brownian particle”, Universty of Palermo, Italy; invited by Prof. A. Messina.
     
24 May 2003: “Exact dynamics of Quantum Brownian Motion: a new superoperatorial approach”, Ettore Majorana Center for Scientific Culture of Erice, Italy.

22 April 2002: “Coherent manipulation of single quantum systems: the physics of trapped ions”, University of Turku, Finland; invited by Prof. Kalle-Antti Suominen.

16 April 2002: “Coherent manipulation of single quantum systems: the physics of trapped ions” Helsinki Institute of Physics, Helsinki, Finland; invited by Prof. Kalle-Antti Suominen.

17 May 2000: "Comparison between two recent approaches to decoherence in trapped ion systems in the strong coupling regime", University of Milan, Italy; invited by Prof. Rodolfo Bonifacio.

17 April 2000: "Nonclassical correlation effects in the dynamics of a 2D trapped ion", University of Milan, Italy; invited by Prof. Rodolfo Bonifacio.


INVITED TALKS 

24 – 26 October 2007: Workshop on quantum Mechanics: foundations and open systems, Turku (IFinland). S. Maniscalco, J. Piilo, and K.-A. Suominen “Measurement-induced manipulation of the quantum-classical border” (invited talk).

13 – 17 July 2007: 3rd Annual Workshop of EU's "Camel" Marie Curie Transfer of Knowledge Network, Sozopol (Bulgaria). S. Maniscalco “Dynamics of open quantum systems: Markovian and non-Markovian regimes” (invited talk).

12 – 15 May 2005: “Non-Markovian 	open quantum systems”, 1st Annual 	Workshop of the EU Transfer of Knowledge Project CAMEL, Ribaritza, Bulgaria.

18 – 20 March 2005: “Trapped ion simulator of open quantum systems” 	Workshop on Quantum Computers, Vietri sul Mare, Italy. 

5 - 7 November 2003: "Misbelief and misunderstandings in the dynamics of a damped harmonic oscillator", International Conference on Quantum Information ICQI03IIAS, Kyoto, Japan. 

29 - 31 October 2003: "New features in the dissipative dynamics of a quantum Brownian particle, simulated with single trapped ions", 	Quantum Information, Quantum Computation and Nanotechnologies Waseda Conference, Tokyo ,Japan.

4 -7 April 2003: “Exact superoperatorial method for the solution of the Master Equation for Quantum Brownian Motion”, 10th Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics, Rostock, Germany.  

CONTRIBUTED TALKS AND POSTERS

5 – 7 November 2007: Symposium on “Ultra-Cold Quantum Gases and Atomtronics”, Örenäs Castle (Sweden). S. Maniscalco, J. Piilo, and K.-A. Suominen “”Decoherence, entanglement loss, and the quantum Zeno effect” (talk).

1 – 5 July 2007: CEWQO 2007, Palermo (Italy). S. Maniscalco, J. Piilo, and K.-A. Suominen “Measurement-induced manipulation of the quantum-classical border” (talk).

20 – 24 May 2007: SPIE Fluctuation and Noise 2007, Firenze (Italy). S. Maniscalco, J. Piilo, and K.-A. Suominen “Controlling the quantum-classical border with measurements” (talk).

6 – 11 May 2007: ECAMP IX, Crete (Greece). S. Maniscalco, J. Piilo, and K.-A. Suominen “Quantum Zeno effect and the quantum-classical border” (poster).

31 March – 4 April 2007: 10th ICSSUR 2007, Bradford (United Kingdom). S. Maniscalco, J. Piilo, and K.-A. Suominen “Measurement-induced manipulation of the quantum-classical border” (talk).

26 – 31 March 2007: Workshop on Quantum Information and Many-Body Quantum Systems, Pisa (Italy). S. Maniscalco “Non-Markovian dynamics of a qubit”, (talk).

15 – 17 March 2007: Physics Days 2007, Tallin (Estonia). S. Maniscalco, J. Piilo, and K.-A. Suominen “Measurement-induced manipulation of the quantum-classical border” (talk).

23 - 24 July 2006: ICAP 2006 Satellite meeting on "Atomic Physics with trapped ions", Innsbruck (Austria). J. Piilo and S. Maniscalco, “Driven harmonic oscillator as a quantum simulator for open systems” (talk).

23 - 24 July 2006: ICAP 2006 Satellite meeting on "Atomic Physics with trapped ions", Innsbruck (Austria) S. Maniscalco, J. Piilo and K.-A. Suominen, “Zeno—Anti-Zeno crossover for quantum Brownian motion” (poster). 

16 - 21 July 2006: ICAP 2006, Innsbruck (Austria). S. Maniscalco, J. Piilo and K.-A. Suominen, “Zeno—Anti-Zeno crossover for quantum Brownian motion” (poster).

16 - 21 July 2006: ICAP 2006, Innsbruck (Austria). S. Maniscalco, “Non-Markovian dynamics of a qubit” (poster).

7 - 12 May 2006: Gordon Research Conference on Quantum Information Science, Il Ciocco (Italy). S. Maniscalco, “Non-Markovian dynamics of a qubit” (poster).

7 - 12 May 2006: Gordon Research Conference on Quantum Information Science, Il Ciocco (Italy). J. Piilo and S. Maniscalco, “Driven harmonic oscillator as a quantum simulator for open systems” (poster).

9 - 11 March 2006: XL Annual Conference of the Finnish Physical Society, Tampere, (Finland). S. Maniscalco, J. Piilo, K.-A. Suominen, “Zeno—Anti-Zeno crossover driven by environment induced decoherence” (talk).

9 - 11 March 2006: XL Annual Conference of the Finnish Physical Society, Tampere, (Finland). J. Piilo and S. Maniscalco, “Driven harmonic oscillator as a quantum simulator for open systems” (poster).

25 – 30 July 2004: XIX International Conference on Atomic Physics, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). S. Maniscalco, J. Piilo, A. Messina and F. Petruccione, “Exact open dynamics of a quantum Brownian particle” (poster).

18 – 20 July 2004: 11th Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics, University of Trieste (Italy). S. Maniscalco, J. Piilo, F. Intravaia, A. Messina and F. Petruccione, “Lindblad and non-Lindblad type dynamics of a quantum Brownian particle” (talk).

28 June – 2 July 2004: South African Institute of Physics 49th Annual Conference, Bloemfontein (South Africa). S. Maniscalco “Lindblad and non-Lindblad type dynamics of a quantum Brownian particle” (talk).

8 May 2004: 14th KwaZulu-Natal Mathematics Conference, Durban (South  
Africa); S. Maniscalco, J. Piilo, F. Intravaia, A. Messina and F. 
Petruccione, " Exact superoperatorial method for the solution of the Master Equation for Quantum Brownian Motion" (talk).
	
8-10 October 2003: CoCoMo Network Final Meeting, Crete (Greece); S. 
Maniscalco, J. Piilo, F. Intravaia, A. Messina and F. Petruccione "Simulating Quantum Brownian Motion with single trapped ions" (talk).

30 June - 4 July 2003: LYOS, St. Petersburg (Russia); S. Maniscalco, F. Intravaia and A. Messina "Exact superoperatorial approach to the dynamics of a damped harmonic oscillator" (talk).

21 - 26 September 2002: EuroConference on Quantum Optics, San Felieu de Guixol (Spain); S. Maniscalco, F. Intravaia, J. Piilo and A. Messina, “Quantum theory of heating of a single trapped ion (poster).

2 - 6 September 2002: 1st International Workshop on Decoherence, Information, Complexity and Entropy, Piombino (Italy); S. Maniscalco, F. Intravaia, J. Piilo and A. Messina, “Quantum theory of heating of a single trapped ion”, (poster).
		
28 July - 2 August 2002:  18th International Conference on Atomic Physics, Boston (USA); S. Maniscalco, F. Intravaia, J. Piilo and A. Messina, “Quantum theory of heating of a single trapped ion" (poster).

24 - 28 June 2002: INFMeeting, Bari (Italy); S. Maniscalco, A. Messina, C. Di Fidio and W. Vogel, "Time evolution of a single trapped ion in a high Q optical cavity" (poster).

3 - 6 May 2002: 9th Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics, Szeged (Hungary); S. Maniscalco, A. Messina, C. Di Fidio and W. Vogel, “Dynamics of a single trapped ion in an optical underdamped cavity” (talk).

3 - 6 May 2002: INFMeeting,  Roma (Italy); S. Maniscalco and A. Messina “Effetto Zenone a misura continua con ioni in trappola: proposta di schema sperimentale”  (poster).

27 - 30 April 2001: VIII Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics, Prague (Czech Republic); S. Maniscalco and A. Messina, “Continuous measurement Quantum Zeno effect with single trapped ions” (talk).

6 - 11 October 2000: LXXXVI Congresso Nazionale Società Italiana di Fisica,  Palermo (Italy); S. Maniscalco, A. Messina, A. Napoli,  “Effetti nonclassici di correlazione nella dinamica di uno ione confinato in una microtrappola di Paul”, (talk).

17	- 21  July 2000:  9th International Workshop on Laser Physics, Bordeaux 
(France); S. Maniscalco, A. Messina, A. Napoli, K. Wang “QND Measurement of the vibrational energy of a 2D trapped ion”, (talk).

12  - 17 July 2000: INFM Meeting, Genova (Italy); S. Maniscalco, A. Messina, A. Napoli "A proposal for measuring correlation effects in the dynamics of a bidimensionally confined ion",  (poster).

3 - 8  July 2000: 5th International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing, Capri (Italy); A. Napoli, A. Messina, S. Maniscalco, "Engineering Bell-like states of two high-Q cavity fields",  (poster)

3 - 8  July 2000: 5th International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing, Capri (Italy); S. Maniscalco, A. Messina, A. Napoli and D. Vitali "Nonclassical behaviour of a bidimensionally trapped ion in presence of nondissipative decoherence", (poster).

23 May - 2  June 2000: school on "Trapped Particle and Fundamental Physics", Les Houches (France); S. Maniscalco, A. Messina, A. Napoli "Macroscopic jumps of the axial angular momentum variance of a bidimensionally trapped ion" (talk).

28 April - 1  May 2000: VII Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics, Balatonfured (Hungary); S. Maniscalco, A. Messina, A. Napoli "Observable Nonclassical Correlation Effects in the Dynamics of a Bidimensionally Confined Ion",  (talk).

20 -25 September 1999: International Workshop on Entanglement and dechorence, Gargnano (Italy); S. Maniscalco, A. Messina, A. Napoli "Angular momentum cat states of an ion confined in a bidimensional trap ", (poster). 

14 -15 October 1999: VI Conferenza Scientifica Regionale del CRRNSM, Palermo (Italy); S. Maniscalco, A. Messina,  A. Napoli  "Engineering quantum superpositions of an ion confined in a 2D-Paul trap ",  (poster).

14 -18 June 1999: INFMeeting, Catania (Italy); S. Maniscalco, A. Messina, A. Napoli, "A simple method for generating 2D vibrational Schrodinger cat states of an ion in Paul traps",  (poster).

14 -18 June 1999: INFMeeting, Catania (Italy); S. Maniscalco, A. Messina, A. Napoli, " A new macroscopic effect related to the discreteness of the vibrational states of a trapped ion ",  (poster).

24 -29 May 1999: Sixth International Conference on Squeezed states and uncertainty relations (ICSSUR), Napoli (Italy); S. Maniscalco, A. Messina, A. Napoli " Macroscopic observable effects induced by the granularity of the vibrational states of a trapped ion"  (poster).

24 -29 May 1999: Sixth International Conference on Squeezed states and uncertainty relations (ICSSUR), Napoli (Italy); S. Maniscalco, A. Messina, A. Napoli " Generation of vibrational Schrodinger cats of an ion confined in a bidimensional trap"  (poster).

SCIENTIFIC TRAINING  AND RESEARCH VISITS

17 - 28 September 2007:  Research Visit to the Theoretical Physics group of Dr. Francesco Plastina at the University of Calabria (Italy).

6 - 11 June 2007:  Research Visit to the group of Prof. Antonino Messina at the University of Palermo (Italy).

12 - 20 June 2007:  Research Visit to the group of Prof. Nikolay Vitanov at the University of Sofia (Bulgaria).

15 - 18 May 2006:  Research Visit to the Quantum Optics group of Dr. Matteo Paris at the University of Milan (Italy).

1 - 7 June 2005:  Research Visit to the Quantum Optics group of Prof. K.-A. Suominen at the University of Turku (Finland).

17 – 20 April 2005: Research visit to the Cold Atoms group of Prof. Anders 
        Kastberg at the University of Umea (Sweden).

7 - 19 January 2005: Research visit to the Quantum Optics group of Prof. Antonino Messina at the University of Palermo, (Italy). 

13 – 17 December 2004: Research visit to the Quantum Optics group of Prof. Kalle-Antti Suominen.at the University of Turku (Finland). 

18 – 20 July 2004: Guest scientist at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics of Trieste (Italy). 

24 - 29 November 2003: Research visit to the Laser Cooling and Quantum Optics group of Prof. Stig Stenholm, at the Royal Institute of Technology of Stockholm (Sweden).

25 June - 6 July 2003: Research visit to the the  Laser Physics and Quantum Optics group of Prof. Kalle-Antti Suominen at the Helsinki Institute of Physics (Finland).

17-20 May 2003: Research visit to Prof. Nikolay Vitanov at the University of Kaiserslautern (Germany).

14-17 May 2003: Research visit to the Theoretical Physics group of  Prof. Francesco Petruccione and Dr. Heinz-Peter Breuer at the University of Freiburg (Germany).

7-12 January 2003: Research visit to the the  Laser Physics and Quantum Optics group of Prof. Kalle-Antti Suominen at the Helsinki Institute of Physics (Finland).

9 Marzo - 19 May 2002: PhD Course on Quantum Monte-Carlo Methods in Quantum Optics held at the Helsinki Institute of Physics, (Finland).

25 July - 5 August 2001: Research visit to the Quantum Optics Group of Prof. Werner Vogel at the University of Rostock (Germany).

19 May - 5 June 2001: Research visit to the the  Laser Physics and Quantum Optics group of Prof. Kalle-Antti Suominen at the Helsinki Institute of Physics (Finland).

17-30 June 1999: Course on Quantum Optics held at Pavia University by Prof. Prem Kumar of the Northwestern University, Evanston (US).

October 1995 - July 1996:  ERASMUS student  at the  Technical University of Vienna. Exames passed:
Optics Lab; 
Lab of Physical Analysis;
Lab of Physical Measurement Techniques; 
Photoelectron Spectrometry.


        SCHOOLS OF PHYSICS

9 -14 July 2006: AMO Summer School, held in Innsbruck (Austria).

3 -14 June 2002: NATO-ASI Quantum Communication and Information Technologies, held in Ankara/Antalya (Turkey). 

21-31 May 2001: Nordic School on Atomic Gases and Matter Wave Optics, held in Turku (Finland).

19 February - 2 March 2001:Winter School on Laser Spectroscopy and Applications, held in Trieste (Italy).

23 May - 2 June 2000: Trapped Particle and Fundamental Physics, held in Les Houches (France).