Fabio Franchini

Marie Curie Fellow - SISSA/Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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c/o Ruđer
Bošković Institute

Bijenička cesta 54,

10000 Zagreb,



(+385) 09-19719804


ffranchi at sissa.it

Fabio at irb.hr

Division of Theoretical Physics @ IRB



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Research Interests



Disordered Systems:

·      Anderson Metal/Insulator Transition;

·      Matrix Models;

·      Hofstadter 6 Aubry-Harper Models


Spin Chains:

·      Entanglement;

·      Local & Non-local Correlation Functions;

·      Integrability


Cold Atom Systems:

·      Non-equilibrium dynamics;

·      Universality;

·      Quantum Quenches


Strongly Correlated Systems:

·      Conformal Field Theory & Bosonization;

·      Bethe Ansatz Methods;

·      Quantum Computation


Non-linear Systems:

·      Spin-Charge Interaction;

·      Semi-classical Hydrodynamics;

·      Integrable Differential Equations;

·      Shock Waves & Solitons


Quantum Field Theory:

·      Quantum Phase Transitions;

·      Topology;

·      String Theory;

·      QFT in Curved Space-Time

·      Hawking Radiation


Recent Updates



·      Novel Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking mechanism in Invariant Matrix Models:

A gap in the eigenvalue distribution induces a localization of the eigenvectors. The full U(N) symmetry is spontaneously broken into a smaller one and ergodicity is lost.


·      Global Quantum Quench on a Localized Excitations:

The short time dynamics of a soliton after a quantum quench is universal: a reflected and transmitted profiles are generated, whose size and velocity depend only on the ration between the sound velocity before and after the quench


·      Local Convertibility and edge states in quantum many body systems” published in Physical Review X:

Lack of local convertibility can be understood in terms of edge state recombination and their entanglement properties, providing a characterization for Universal Quantum Simulators




Last Update: September 2016