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 also work on the development numerical methods for strongly correlated systems, in particular the density matrix renormalization group (DMRG) and tensor networks.
- Critical crossover phenomena driven by symmetry-breaking defects at quantum transitions 
- Decoherence and energy flow in the sunburst quantum Ising model 
- Discrete Time-Crystalline Response Stabilized by Domain-Wall Confinement 
- Entanglement transitions in the quantum Ising chain: A comparison between different unravelings of the same Lindbladian 
- Erratum: Entanglement transitions in the quantum Ising chain: A comparison between different unravelings of the same Lindbladian [Phys. Rev. B 105, 064305 (2022)]