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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