My research activity is focused on the theoretical understanding of the
role played by strong interactions in low-dimensional quantum many-body
systems, such as spin chains or Hubbard-like models. In this context I
am investigating some peculiar aspects of quantum matter (including
phase transitions, magnetism, and non-equilibrium dynamics), which can
be experimentally accessed by means of quantum simulators. Among the
available platforms, I am dealing with cold atoms trapped in optical
lattices and with coupled-cavity quantum electrodynamics (QED). I work
on numerical methods for strongly correlated systems, in particular the
density matrix renormalization group (DMRG) and tensor networks.
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