Marcello Dalmonte is a theoretical physicist, an expert in quantum information, who works at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and regularly collaborates with SISSA (Scuola Internazione Superiore di Studi Avanzati). Both institutions are in Trieste.
With the launch of the Quantum Flagship in 2018, the European Commission has made available one billion euro over a ten-year period with the goal of supporting research in this field in order to create products of technological interest in the future. These include computers able to exceed current limits in automatic calculation and new protocols for secure communication.
Part of the scientific-technological feat, which aims to make the old continent a global reference point for what is known as the ‘second quantum revolution’, passes through Trieste also thanks to Dalmonte’s work. After winning an ERC Starting Grant in 2017, one of the most important awards assigned by the European Research Council, the researcher, originally from Imola, chose Trieste as the most suitable place for his scientific activities.