Talk@IFUSP, Thursday, 11/10 at 10pm. Prof. Fernando Nicacio


Determining stationary-state quantum properties directly from system-environment interactions

Prof. Dr. Fernando Antonio Nazareth Nicacio

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, RJ

Considering stationary states of continuous-variable systems undergoing an open dynamics, we unveil the connection between properties and symmetries of the latter and the dynamical parameters. In particular, we explore the relation between the Lyapunov equation for dynamical systems and the steady-state solutions of a time-independent Lindblad master equation for bosonic modes. Exploiting bona fide relations that characterize some genuine quantum properties (entanglement, classicality, and steerability), we obtain conditions on the dynamical parameters for which the system is driven to a steady state possessing such properties. We also develop a method to capture the symmetries of a steady state based on symmetries of the Lyapunov equation. All the results and examples can be useful for steady-state engineering processes.

Data: 11 de outubro de 2018 (quinta-feira)
Horário: às 10h

Local: Sala de Seminários José Roberto Leite  – Edifício Alessandro Volta (bloco C)

“O que uma disputa entre Einstein e Bohr pode ensinar à era da pós-verdade”, Fernando de Melo (Folha de SP, 1/9/2018) — quantum Rio

Hoje foi publicado na Folha de São Paulo um belo texto do Fernando de Melo (CBPF), descrevendo a gênese da mecânica quântica como exemplo da importância do debate baseado em fatos, em contraposição à era atual dos “fake news” e pós-verdade. Confiram aqui!

via “O que uma disputa entre Einstein e Bohr pode ensinar à era da pós-verdade”, Fernando de Melo (Folha de SP, 1/9/2018) — quantum Rio

Permanent position in quantum information at IFUSP – deadline 24/09

The Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo is inviting applications for a permanent  faculty  position in the field of Quantum Information. This includes quantum computation, quantum communication, quantum metrology, and their correspondent physical implementations, as well as the possible relations of Quantum Information Science with fundamental physics through areas such as holography and topological materials. The Physics Institute intends to boost its presence in Quantum Information Science and this position is a first step in that direction. The applications are open until September 24.

For more information contact Gabriel T. Landi at or Gustavo Burdman at

The University of Sao Paulo (USP) is among the top research institutions in Latin America, and the Physics Institute is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment.

Candidates are expected to carry out high-level, independent research, to mentor students, teach at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, and to participate in outreach activities.

Compensation is commensurate with research institutions around the world, with a teaching load similar to U.S. and European universities.