Nicolò Crescini is a Post Doctoral Researcher in the Quantum Technology group at IBM Research - Zürich since October 2020. His research focuses on novel designs for microwave resonators, and their coupling to quantum dots for quantum computuing purposes.
Before joining IBM, Nicolò got his Ph.D. at the University of Padova and INFN-LNL with a thesis entitled "Towards the development of a ferromagnetic axion haloscope". This research explores the possibility of using hybrid systems of spins and photons to precisely monitor the magnetisation of a sample, and proble physics beyond the Standard Model. This period includes a secondment in the Univerity of Princeton where he worked on optical co-magnetometer with Prof. Michael Romalis.
After that he spent one year at INFN - Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, as Scientific Fellow of INFN. He studied the applications of hybrid systems in precision magnetometry, and used SQUIDs to probe long-range exotic interactions.
Nicolò received both his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics (cum laude) from the University of Padua, the latter with a thesis on the search of fifth forces with SQUIDs and paramagnets.