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Eugenio Bianchi

Associate Professor of Physics
Eugenio Bianchi


Ph.D. (Physics) Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, 2010

Honors and Awards

2019 Buchalter Cosmology Prize
2019 Schreyer Excellence in Honors Teaching Award
2018 FQXi Member
2016 Perimeter Institute Visiting Fellow
2013 Bronstein Prize
2012 Banting Fellowship
2009 Marie Curie Fellowship

Research Interests

[gr-qc], [hep-th], [cond-matt.stat-mech]

My work lies at the interface of general relativity, quantum field theory and quantum information. The main objective of my research is to understand the quantum nature of space-time. Entanglement plays a central role in these investigations. I apply the methods developed to a wide range of phenomena that include: (i) the primordial state of the universe, (ii) the late stages of black hole evaporation, (iii) the thermalization of isolated quantum systems. My research strategy is to profit from the cross-fertilization of these diverse areas.

Selected Publications


Quantum gravity and black hole spin in gravitational wave observations: a test of the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy  (2019) 
Eugenio Bianchi, Anuradha Gupta, Hal M. Haggard, B.S. Sathyaprakash

Entropy of a subalgebra of observables and the geometric entanglement entropy (2019)
E. Bianchi and A. Satz
Phys. Rev. D 99 (2019) no.8, 085001

Entanglement entropy of Bell-network states in loop quantum gravity (2019)
E. Bianchi, P. Dona and I. Vilensky
Phys. Rev. D 99 (2019) 086013

Average eigenstate entanglement entropy of the XY chain in a transverse field and its universality for translationally invariant quadratic fermionic models (2019)
L. Hackl, L. Vidmar, M. Rigol and E. Bianchi
Phys. Rev. B 99, no. 7, 075123 (2019)

Volume Law and Quantum Criticality in the Entanglement Entropy of Excited Eigenstates of the Quantum Ising Model  (2018) 
Lev Vidmar, Lucas Hackl, Eugenio Bianchi, Marcos Rigol
Phys.Rev.Lett. 121 (2018) no.22, 220602

Gluing polyhedra with entanglement in loop quantum gravity  (2018) 
Bekir Baytaş, Eugenio Bianchi, Nelson Yokomizo 
Phys.Rev.D 98 (2018) no.2, 026001

Spin fluctuations and black hole singularities: the onset of quantum gravity is spacelike  (2018)
Eugenio Bianchi, Hal M. Haggard 
New J.Phys. 20 (2018) no.10, 103028

White Holes as Remnants: A Surprising Scenario for the End of a Black Hole  (2018) 
Eugenio Bianchi, Marios Christodoulou, Fabio D'Ambrosio, Hal M. Haggard, Carlo Rovelli 
Class.Quant.Grav. 35 (2018) no.22, 225003

Entanglement production in bosonic systems: Linear and logarithmic growth  (2018) 
Lucas Hackl, Eugenio Bianchi, Ranjan Modak, Marcos Rigol 
Phys.Rev.A 97 (2018) no.3, 032321 

Linear growth of the entanglement entropy and the Kolmogorov-Sinai rate  (2018) 
Eugenio Bianchi, Lucas Hackl, Nelson Yokomizo
JHEP 1803 (2018) 025

Entanglement Entropy of Eigenstates of Quadratic Fermionic Hamiltonians  (2017)
Lev Vidmar, Lucas Hackl, Eugenio Bianchi, Marcos Rigol
Phys.Rev.Lett. 119 (2017) no.2, 020601.


PHYS 211H (Honors) General Physics: Mechanics
PHYS 212H (Honors) General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS 213 (Majors) General Physics: Fluids and Thermal Physics
PHYS 214 (Majors) General Physics: Wave Motion and Quantum Physics
PHYS 410 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics I
PHYS 510 (Graduate) General Relativity I
PHYS 511 (Graduate) General Relativity II
PHYS 563 (Graduate) Quantum Field Theory I
PHYS 565 (Graduate) Quantum Gravity