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Eugenio Bianchi

Eugenio Bianchi

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  • Assistant Professor of Physics
315 Whitmore Lab
Institute for Gravitation & the Cosmos

Email: ebianchi [ AT ] gravity [ DOT ] psu [ DOT ] edu
Phone: (814) 865-3147


  1. 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

Selected Publications

  1. 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

  2. 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

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

  4. 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)

  5. 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

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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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 

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

  11. 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.

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.