Gian Giacomo Guerreschi

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The radical-pair mechanism is one of the two main hypotheses to explain the navigability of animals in weak magnetic fields, enabling, e.g., birds to see Earth's magnetic field. It also plays an essential role in spin chemistry. Here, we show how quantum control can be used to either enhance or reduce the performance of such a chemical compass, providing a(More)
Quantum computers are expected to be more efficient in performing certain computations than any classical machine. Unfortunately, the technological challenges associated with building a full-scale quantum computer have not yet allowed the experimental verification of such an expectation. Recently, boson sampling has emerged as a problem that is suspected to(More)
We present an exact quantum algorithm for solving the Exact Satisfiability problem, which is known to belong to the important NP-complete complexity class. The algorithm is based on an intuitive approach that can be divided into two parts: The first step consists in the identification and efficient characterization of a restricted subspace that contains all(More)
Conventionally, unitary transformations on optical modes have been implemented on a spatial basis set using a system of beamsplitters and phase shifters. We present methods which allow orders of magnitude increase in the number of modes in linear optics experiments by moving from spatial encoding to temporal encoding and using dispersion. This enables(More)
Azobenzene is an organic molecule composed of two phenyl rings linked by a N=N double bond, and occurs in two isomeric forms, trans and cis azobenzene, having a stretched, respectively contracted, structure. The synthesis of azobenzene derivatives having different chemical functional groups extending from the phenyl rings is routinely performed [1, 2].(More)
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