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Department of Physics

Ettore Vitali

Ettore Vitali

Title: Assistant Professor of Physics
Office: Science II, Room 310A
Phone: (559) 278-7023
Fax: (559) 278-7741 

Spring 2021 Office Hours:

Day Hours
Monday 2 PM to 4 PM
Wednesday 4 PM to 6 PM

Spring 2021 Classes:

Class Time Day(s) Location
PHYS 2A 5 to 6:15 PM T/Th Virtual
PHYS 4A 6:30 to 7:45 PM T/Th Virtual
(Intro. Comp. Sim.)
12:30 PM to 1:45 PM T/Th Virtual
PHYS 190 ARR   Virtual
PHYS 290 ARR   Virtual


Ph.D., Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy)

Areas of Expertise and Interest

Condensed matter Physics and Quantum Gases: models to understand high Tsuperconductivity, physics of Fermi ultracold gases, electronic systems, superfluids and low dimensional quantum systems. Ab-initio studies of equilibrium properties and dynamical response functions. Theoretical and computational approaches to quantum many-body systems. 

Probability theory, stochastic processes, stochastic differential equations and numerical simulation techniques, in particular Quantum Monte Carlo, both in the configurational space and in the Slater determinants manifolds.

Statistical methods for ill-posed inverse problems, with applications to the study of dynamical properties of many-body quantum systems via Quantum Monte Carlo simulations.

Selected Publications

  1. “Magnetic orders in the hole-doped three-band Hubbard model: Spin spirals, nematicity,and ferromagnetic domain”, A. Chiciak, E. Vitali, H. Shi, and S. Zhang, Phys. Rev. B. 97, 235127 (2018)
  2. “Visualizing the BEC-BCS crossover in a two-dimensional Fermi gas: Pairing gaps and dynamical response funcions from ab-initio computations”, E. Vitali, H. Shi, M. Qin, and S. Zhang, Phys, Rev. A 96, 061601(R) (2017).
  3. “Response functions for the two-dimensional ultracold Fermi gas: dynamical BCS theory and beyond”, E. Vitali, H. Shi, M. Qin, and S. Zhang, Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 189, 312 (2017).

CV of Dr. Vitali [PDF, 172KB]