New hardware for solving NP-complete problems is of paramount importance in the modern theory of complexity and computation. In the new era of machine learning and quantum computing, many groups are working for realizing “annealing devices.” Ising machines are a special class that finds the minima of spin-glass Hamiltonians, as Sherrington-Kirkpatrick and Mattis models. Our recent work on a new simple and scalable Ising machine [Phys.Rev.Lett. 122, 213902(2019) and arXiv:1905.11548] has been featured in Physics.
“Photonic Ising Machines Go Big: A new optical processor for solving hard optimization problems breaks previous size records and is based on a highly scalable technology”
Our project within the Quantum Technologies Flagship has been launched. The topic is quantum simulations of fundamental physical processes, as Bose-Einstein condensation of photons and gravitational physics!
The project involves Sorbonne University, CNRS, Sapienza, UBO, IST, Imperial, CNR and UPDiderot
The OSA Nonlinear Optics Topical Meeting (NLO) provides an international forum for discussion of all aspects of nonlinear optics, including new phenomena, novel devices, advanced materials and applications.
The School aims in bringing together a large number of PhD students and young researchers from all parts of the world which, during a one-week intense schedule will follow a series of lectures on nonlinear photonics. The lectures are held by internationally recognized experts in the field. At the same, the students are encouraged to enjoy the beautiful location where the school is organized. These Optoelectronics and Photonics Winter School series are traditionally held in Trentino region every second year and have a very good reputation for the in-depth coverage of a topic and the lively atmosphere where ideas exchanges, discussions and amusements are all blended to give a strong physical flavor.