Dr Francesco Petruccione

Dr Petruccione studied Physics at the University of Freiburg i. Br. and received his PhD in 1988. He got his “Habilitation” from the same University in 1994 and worked there until 2003. In 2004 he was appointed Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Since 2007 he is the South African Research Chair for Quantum Information Processing and Communication. At present, he is one of the Deputy Directors of the National Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Chairman of the Board of QZN Technology, a spin off company of UKZN.
  South African Research Chair in Quantum Information Processing and Communication
  Dr. rer. nat. habil. - University of Freiburg
Discipline   Physics
Campus   Westville
  031 260 2770
Research Areas:   Quantum Research
Computational Research
Recent Publications:   Sinayskiy, A. Marais, F. Petruccione, and A. Ekert. Decoherence-assisted transport in a dimer system. Physical Review Letters, Volume: 108, Issue: 2, Article Number: 020602, Published: January 2012.

S. Attal, F. Petruccione, C. Sabot and I. Sinayskiy. Open Quantum Random Walks. Journal of Statistical Physics, Volume: 147, Issue 4, Pages: 832-845. Published: June 2012.

A. Barchielli, C. Pellegrini, F. Petruccione. Quantum trajectories: memory and continuous observation. Physical Review A, Volume: 86, Issue: 6, Article Number: 063814, Published: December 2012.


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