Andrea Mattioni

My Research Interests

My research interests include quantum effects in biological light-harvesting systems and their potential technological applications. In the past I have been working on energy transfer enhancement in a chromophore dimer due to the coupling between electronic excitations and some slowly relaxing environmental vibrational modes. Similar mechanisms could be in play in other areas of quantum biology, and could account for the ultrafast energy transfer dynamics in different biological or bio-inspired systems. At the moment my activity focuses on the modelling of quantum-enhanced exciton diffusion along quasi-1D arrays of light-harvesting complexes.

Most Recent Papers

Dissipation-Assisted Matrix Product Factorization, Physical Review Letters, 123, 100502 (2019)

Efficient Simulation of Finite-Temperature Open Quantum Systems, Physical Review Letters, 123, 090402 (2019)

Breaking the quantum adiabatic speed limit by jumping along geodesics, Science Advances, 5, eaax3800 (2019)

Contact

Ulm University
Institute of Theoretical Physics
Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
D - 89069 Ulm
Germany

Tel: ++49 / 731 / 50 - 22911
Fax: ++49 / 731 / 50 - 22924

Office: Building O25, room 410

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