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Eugenio Bianchi

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Pennsylvania State University

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Email: ebianchi@gravity.psu.edu
Phone: x6623

Publications available on the inSPIRE database

Research Interests

- Loop quantum gravity and spin foams
- Quantum nature of black hole entropy
- Cosmology and quantum fields in de Sitter space
- Entanglement and thermalization

Positions Held

  • 2011 - 2016 Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo - Canada, Banting Postdoctoral Researcher
  • 2008 - 2011 Centre de Physique Theorique and CNRS, Marseille - France, Marie Curie Postdoctoral Researcher
  • 2005 - 2008 Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa - Italy, Ph.D fellow


Recent Publications

  • Mechanical laws of the Rindler horizon, Eugenio Bianchi and Alejandro Satz, Phys.Rev.D 87, 124031 (2013) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.87.124031
  • The Construction of Spin Foam Vertex Amplitudes, Eugenio Bianchi and Frank Hellmann, SIGMA 9, 008, (2013) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3842/SIGMA.2013.008
  • Bohr-Sommerfeld Quantization of Space, Eugenio Bianchi and Hal M. Haggard, Phys.Rev. D 86, 124010 (2012) DOI: http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevD.86.124010
  • Lorentzian spinfoam propagator, Eugenio Bianchi and You Ding, Phys. Rev. D 86, 104040 (2012) DOI: http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevD.86.104040
  • The boundary is mixed, Eugenio Bianchi, Hal Haggard, and Carlo Rovelli, arXiv: 1306.5206 [gr-qc]
  • On the Architecture of Spacetime Geometry, Eugenio Bianchi and Robert Myers, arXiv: 1212.5183 [hep-th]
  • Horizon entanglement entropy and universality of the graviton coupling, Eugenio Bianchi, arXiv: 1211.0522 [gr-qc]
  • Horizon energy as the boost boundary term in general relativity and loop gravity, Eugenio Bianchi and Wolfgang Wieland, arXiv: 1205.5325 [gr-qc]
  • Entropy of Non-Extremal Black Holes from Loop Gravity, Eugenio Bianchi, arXiv: 1204.5122 [gr-qc]


  • "Entanglement and the architecture of space-time," International Conference on Mathematical Modeling in Physical Sciences
  • "Lectures on Spinfoam Quantum Gravity,'' Cracow School of Theoretical Physics, LIII Course
  • "Why are black holes hot?" TNT Colloquium, Triangle Nuclear Theory, Duke University
  • "Why are black holes hot?" Colloquium at Penn State University
  • "Horizon entropy in spin foam gravity" Quantum Gravity seminar at Penn State
  • "Entropy of Non-Extremal Black Holes from Loop Gravity," QG4 Marcel Grossmann Meeting - Stockholm, Sweden
  • "Horizons in spin foam gravity," QG1 Marcel Grossmann Meeting - Stockholm, Sweden
  • "Horizon entropy from loop gravity," Peyresq Physics 17, France
  • "Loop Gravity, Spin Foams and the Cosmological Constant," Workshop on Physics with a Positive Cosmological Constant www.gravity.psu.edu/events/ppcc PennState - Pennsylvania
  • "Horizon entropy from Loop Gravity" QG Seminar, FAU Florida
  • "Loop Quantum Gravity, Spin Foams and Gravitons," APS AprilMeeting 2012 Session: Advances in Quantum Gravity, meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR12/Event/170161 Atlanta
  • "Loop Quantum Gravity, Spin Foams and Gravitons," Colloquium at LSU Louisiana
  • "Black Hole Entropy and the Shape of the Horizon," Compass Lecture, Berkeley UC - California
  • "Loop Quantum Gravity and Spin Foams," 2nd Winter Workshop on Non-Perturbative Quantum Field Theory INLN Nice - France
  • PIRSA:13070048, Entanglement, Bekenstein-Hawking Entropy and Spinfoams, 2013-07-23, Loops 13
  • PIRSA:12100047, Horizon entropy from loop quantum gravity, 2012-10-16, International Loop Quantum Gravity Seminar
  • PIRSA:12050053, Black Hole Entropy from Loop Quantum Gravity, 2012-05-30, Colloquium
  • PIRSA:12040034, PSI lecture "Unitary representations of the Lorentz Group", Explorations in Quantum Gravity - Lecture 11
  • PIRSA:12040033, PSI lecture "Quantum Geometry and Coherent States", Explorations in Quantum Gravity - Lecture 10
  • PIRSA:11090125, Loop Gravity as the Dynamics of Topological Defects, 2011-09-21, Quantum Gravity
  • PIRSA:10110052, Quantum polyhedra in loop quantum gravity, 2010-11-09, Quantum Gravity