Luca Chirolli

Short Bio

L.C. obtained the PhD in Physics in 2010 at the University of Konstanz on a thesis entitled “Quantum control and quantum measurements in solid-state qubits” under the supervision of G. Burkard, with particular focus on superconducting qubits. He then moved to Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa for a postdoc in the group of V. Giovannetti to study coherence and interferometry in electronic systems. Subsequently, he moved to Madrid to join the group of F. Guinea at the Instituto de Ciencia de Materials de Madrid - CSIC, where he focused on electronic properties of two-dimensional materials, specializing on spin-orbit coupled semiconductors, superconductors, and topological quantum materials. In 2019 he received a Marie Curie global fellowship for a project entitled “Simulations of topological phases in superconducting circuits” with a two-year outgoing phase at UC Berkeley in the group of J. Moore and a one-year incoming phase at Istituto Nanoscienze in Pisa in the group of F. Giazotto.

Research Interests

My research interests are on Quantum Design Physics, an area at the crossover between condensed matter physics, nanoscience, material science and quantum information and computation. The study of hybrid systems offers the great opportunity to design emerging coherent phenomena, where quantum coherent properties of different subsystems or materials contribute together to give rise to unique phenomena, that can emerge thanks to the peculiar conditions achieved. Particular focus is on collective condensed phases such as superconductivity, strongly coupled light-matter systems and topological states of matter, both from a fundamental and an applied point of view. My diversified experience acquired in several different outstanding institutes, and through several collaborations between theory and experiments, provided me with a broad and yet specific knowledge in this field.


Selected Recent Projects

Topological concepts in superconducting circuits
Orbitronic effects in superconductors
Light-matter interaction in quantum materials

Selected Publications

"Colossal orbital-Edelstein effect in non-centrosymmetric superconductors", L. Chirolli, et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 128, 217703 (2022) Editors’ Suggestion

"Enhanced coherence in superconducting circuits via band engineering", L. Chirolli, J. E. Moore, Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 187701 (2021)

"Polariton anomalous Hall effect in transition-metal dichalcogenides", Á. Gutiérrez-Rubio, et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 137402 (2018)

"Time-reversal and rotation symmetry breaking superconductivity in Dirac materials", L. Chirolli, et al., Phys. Rev. B (R) 95, 201110 (2017)

"Interactions in electronic Mach-Zehnder interferometers with copropagating edge channels", L. Chirolli, et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 036801 (2013)

"Drude weight, cyclotron resonance, and the Dicke model of graphene cavity QED", L. Chirolli, et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 267404 (2012)

"Superconducting resonators as beam splitters for linear-optics quantum computation", L. Chirolli, et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 230502 (2010)