COURSES
List of courses 2017
March
"Chemical Dynamics of Condensed Matter"

lecturer: Prof. Annabella Selloni

Course program:
 Training goals: Provide the background, concepts and basic techniques needed to understand charge and energy transfer and relaxation processes, and more generally the dynamics of a quantum system coupled to an environment.
Prerequisites: Knowledge acquired during bachelor years, especially Quantum Mechanics, and related Mathematical Methods.  Background: Quantum dynamics using the time dependent Schroedinger equation, matterradiation field interaction. Time correlation functions. Introduction to quantum relaxation processes. Quantum mechanical density operator. Linear response theory. The spinboson model. Applications: Chemical reactions in condensed phases. Solvation dynamics. Electron transfer processes.
AprilMay 
"Classical and Quantum linear response: from lattice dynamics to optical spectroscopy and thermal Transport."

lecturer: Prof. Stefano Baroni SISSA Trieste
April 28 (Fri) 14:00 – 15.30, 16.00 – 17:30 3h
May 5 (Fri) 14:00 – 15.30, 16.00 – 17:30 3h
May 18 (Th) 11:15 – 12.00, 12.15 – 13:00 1.5h
May 19 (Fri) 14:00 – 15.30, 16.00 – 17:30 3h
May 25 (Th) 11:15 – 12.00, 12.15 – 13:00 1.5h
May 26 (Fri) 14:00 – 15.30, 16.00 – 17:30 3h
Cicle of courses on Quantum Technologies:
May 
"Introduction to Quantum Optics"

lecturer: Dr. Troiani (CNRNano)

Program:
1. Relevant quantum states and quantum coherence
2. Atomphoton interaction: the JaynesCummings model
3. Optical tests of quantum mechanics
4. Applications of quantum optics
5. Solidstate implementations of quantum optics
6. Density matrix and quantumregression theorem

dates: 8, 10, 12, 15 May, time 9h to 11h

location: seminar room, 3rd floor Dpt Physics.
MayJune

"Coulomb blockade spectroscopy"

lecturer: Dr. M. Rontani (CNRNano)

Duration: 8 hrs

Program: quantum dots in different systems, Coulomb blockade, spin blockade in double dots, elettronelettron interaction exchange interaction, Wigner molecules, Kondo effect.
12 to 16 June

"Quantum charge transport in mesoscopic systems"

lecturer: Dr. P. Bordone 6hrs (UNIMORE) + 2 hrs by Dr. A. Bertoni

Program: Introduction An overview of present and future semiconductor electronic devices. Semiclassical approach to charge transport. Is quantum transport necessary? Sources of decoherence. Lowdimensional structures. Coulomb and spinblockade. Relevant experimental results. Singleparticle picture Electron flow, rate equations and the quantum of conductance. LandauerButtiker formula. Nonzero temperature and linear response regime. Open systems. Meanfield approach. Relation with the multielectron picture: Charging energy and correlation energy. Numerical example: Resonant tunneling diode with the quantum transmitting boundary method. Numerical example: Green functions method and the selfenergy of the leads. Numerical example: MOS capacitor with the selfconsistent SchrodingerPoisson procedure.
Other courses on Quantum Technologies in collaboration with Univ. Pisa and with external speakers.
List of courses 2016

"Solidstate NMR: a Technique for the Characterization of Materials and Biomolecules"

“(Nano)Tribology and materials to reduce friction”
 Dr. C. Righi (DFIM, UNIMORE) dates:
 9 Nov. time 3pm to 5pm : location : S3CNR Seminar room 3rd floor Physics. Dpt
 16 e 23 Nov. time 11am to 1pm location : S3CNR Seminar room 3rd floor Physics. Dpt
 The scope of the course is to provide a basic introduction to (Nano)Tribology.
At the end of the course the students will understand the basic concepts of materials interfaces and frictional phenomena.
They will also obtain the basic information to access independently the scientific literature.
 The course is divided in three lessons, as follows:
1. Introduction to (Nano)Tribology and basic concepts of interface physics. (2 h)
2. Computational and experimental methods to investigate solid interfaces and frictional phenomena. (2 h)
3. Materials to reduce friction, with emphasis on materials for nanoscale applications. (2 h)
Abstract


“Python for computational science”
 Dr. Nicola Spallanzani CINECA January 25, 26, 27. Lab. At Depart of Mathematics




“Electronic structure of transition metal oxides”
 Prof. Cesare Franchini University of Vienna, Austria, 9111618 February time: 15h to 17h. room A (L1.7)
Abstract




“Nanomechanical properties of living cells and their relevance in deasease”.
The mechanics of biosystems: from lipid bilayers to living cells
 Prof. A. Alessandrini UNIMORE 222426 February; time 15h to 17h; location room A (L1.7) Physics Dpt.




“Graphene oxide and other 2D systems: from fundamentals to applications”
 Prof. Luca Ottaviano Univ L’Aquila 123 March 2016, time: 15h to17h; location: room B (L1.6),
Abstract




“Nanomagnetism and Magnetic Relaxation in Nanostructures”
 Miguel Novak Univ. Rio de Janeiro (BR) 345101112 May, time: 15h to 17h; location: room C (L1.5)
Program




“Electro Paramagnetic Resonance for Biological Applications”
 Dr. Anna WisniewskaBecker Uniwersytet Jagiellonski Krakowie (PL) 181920 May, time: 15h to 17h; location: room C (L1.5)
Program:
1. Spin labels  their chemical structure, properties and EPR spectra analysis
2. Investigation of biomembrane properties using EPR spin labeling:
a) fluidity
b) polarity
c) oxygen diffusion
d) domain structure
3. Reactive oxygen species generation:
a) spin trapping of free radicals
b) oxygen consumption as a measure of lipid peroxidation




“Introduction to noncommutative field theory”
 Prof. Pablo Pisani 9101617 June
Program:
1st day. Introduction to noncommutative spacetimes.
Noncommutative coordinates. WeylWigner transform. Most relevant properties of the GroenewoldMoyal product. Some implications in quantum mechanics.
2nd day. Noncommutative Field Theories.
Quantum field theories on Moyal spacetimes. Feynman diagrams. UV/IR mixing. LangmannSzabo duality. Noncommutative gauge theories.
3rd day. Applications to Quantum Hall Effect.
Strong magnetic fields and noncommutative coordinates. Connection between Laughlin theory and noncommutative ChernSimons models.
4th day. Renormalization of Noncommutative Field Theories.
The GrosseWulkenhaar model. Some extensions to gauge theories. Renormalization in the noncommutative torus.


"CIGS"
 Aula L1.2 (Aula F) June 27, 28, 29 Depart of Physics, Via Campi 213/A

Program


Complementary training for graduate students in 2015
Program and classrooms


September 28th, 2015
 Opportunities and pathways to national and international reserach and innovation (in italian)
Barbara Rebecchi ore 9.3013.00
 Project Design
Donata Franzi ore 14.0017.00





October 5th, 2015
 Mobitlity of researchers, FullBright and Euraxesses Portal
Barbara Villani ore 9.0011.00
 Budgeting
Claudio Delrio ore 11.3013.30
 The intellectual property rigths (in italian)
Giulia Catellani e Valeria Bergonzini ore 14.3016.30





October 6th, 2015
 Business Planning
Francesco Baruffi Democenter ore 9.0011.00
 The EU funding for active citizenship
Europe Direct Modena ore 11.3013.30
 Career Development  (3 groups, maximum 10 people/group, reservation required)
Speaker to be defined 14.3018.00



List of courses 2015


Wavefunction based approximations to study electronic and optical properties of finite systems
 Alain DelGado CNR NANO 913 March 2015




Quantum transport in nanostructures
 Arrigo Calzolari. CNR NANO 819 April 2015




Molecular Magnetism and Spintronics
 Alessandro Soncini. University of Melbourne(Aus) part 2. AprilMay 2015




Density functional approaches for equilibrium and nonequilibrium quantum manybody effects on the nanoscale
 Stefano Pittalis. CNR NANO. June 2015


List of courses 2014


Graphene:
 A multidisciplinary approach to graphene, (6ECTS)
 2123 May, room C 3pm, D. Prezzi Electronic and optical pr.
 2829 May, Room C 3pm, A. Candini, Fabrication, Transport and Spintronic with gr.
 19+20 June, S. Huen “Hstorage with graphene”
 27 June, A. Perez Martinez "Quantum Hall Effect and Faraday Rotation in Graphene: a QED approach"
 11 July, V. Palermo, “STM with graphene”
 + October2014




biomolecular systems and their interactions with environment.
 "Molecular biophysics of proteins and RNA" C.Cecconi (3ECTS) 17182425 June room C, Physics Dpt




Quantum phenomena at the nanoscale.
 "Quantum Transport in Nanostructures” Dr.A. Calzolari (3ECTS), SeptOct2014
 "Molecular Magnetism and Spintronics (3ETCS)” r. Alessandro Soncini. University of Melbourne (Aus) Dec. 2014





Theoretical models and tools for nanosystems:
 “Nonequilibrium Green Functions” Prof. C. Jacoboni (6ECTS) 2627th June+ 345 June 2014 room C, Physics Dpt
 "Wavefunction based approximations to study electronic and optical properties of finite systems" A. DelGado (4ECTS)
 Nov. 24  25  28, Dec 1st 14h17h room D 1st floor




Advanced experimental techniques for studing nanosystems.
 “Transmission Electron Microscopy“ V. Grillo (3ECTS) April+5May 2014
 “Synchrotron radiation techniques applied to nanostrctures” P. Luches (3ECTS) Oct
 Nov 17  18  20 15h17h room D, first floor


List of courses 2013 (.pdf
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List of the courses 2012
(.pdf)


Quantum information and foundations of statistical mechanics: statics and dynamics (pdf)

Spin waves in spintronics and magnonics

Electron transfer pathway control in biomolecular and small molecule systems: the role of fluctuations (pdf)

Transmission electron Microscopy (pdf)

Conduct and misconduct in science (pdf)

Lecture slides here (slides1 slides2 slides3)
List of the courses 2011: (.pdf)





 Electronic properties of solids (pdf)







 Quantum Optics (pdf)






 Molecular biophysics of proteins and RNA: basic principles and single molecule studies







 Physics of Semiconductors (pdf)







 Nanostructures of biological origin







 Imaging Methods in Nano and Physical Sciences – Electron Microscopy (pdf)







 Imaging Methods in Nano and Physical Sciences – Scanning Probe Microscopy







 Non equilibrium Green Functions






 Quantum transport in mesoscopic systems (pdf)







 Advanced Solid State Physics (pdf)







 Conduct and misconduct in science (pdf)







List of the courses 2010:





 Nanomagnatism and magnetic recording (pdf)







 Quantum Optics (pdf)







List of the courses 2009:






 Green Functions Method for the electronic Transport (pdf)



 Molecular biophysics of proteins and RNA: basic principles and single molecule studies (pdf)



 Basic solid state physics (pdf)



 Conduct and misconduct in science (pdf)



 More than pretty pictures. Seminar within the course "communication in science" (pdf)



List of the courses 2008:



 Advanced and NanoMagnetism



 Advanced Solid State Physics (pdf)



 Basic Biophysics (pdf)



 Basic solid state physics (pdf)



 Conduct and Misconduct in Science (pdf)



 Imaging Methods in Nano and Physical Sciences (pdf)



List of the courses 2007:



 Advanced Solid State Physics (pdf)



 Conduct and Misconduct in Science (pdf)



 Magnetism and superconductivity (pdf)



 Semiconductors Physics (pdf)



OPENING LECTURES
2009. Prof Marina Marinovich
"Risk Assessment of Products of Nanotechnologies" (pdf)
2008. Prof. F. Luis
"Nanomagnetism" (pdf)
2007. Prof. L. Pavesi
"Nanophotonics: new emerging opportunities for interdisciplinary and competing research" (pdf)
2006. Prof. C. Calandra
"Electromagnetic vacuum energy and dispersion forces" (pdf)