Andrea Vinante obtained PhD in 2002 at the University of Trento, where he developed the SQUID-based readout of the gravitational wave detector AURIGA. Later he was postdoc at University of Trento and CNR-IFN (AURIGA experiment) and University of Leiden (working on magnetic resonance force microscopy), Marie Curie Fellow at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), and postdoc at University of Southampton (where he pioneered levitated micromagnetic sensors). He joined CNR-IFN as permanent researcher at the Unit of Trento in 2020.

He is an expert of ultralow noise measurements at low temperatures combining mechanical systems and superconducting and microwave devices (SQUIDs and parametric amplifiers) in the context of fundamental and quantum physics. Among his main achievements, he has realized the ultrasensitive SQUID-based readout of the gravitational wave detector AURIGA, demonstrated cantilever-based nano-MRI at millikelvin temperature and set the strongest mechanical upper limit on spontaneous wavefunction collapse models, ruling out Adler’s CSL model. More recently he has demonstrated ultrahigh quality factor in magnetically levitated micromagnets. He has published 70+ papers in international peer-reviewed journals, H-factor=28 with 2000+ citations (Google Scholar).

He is currently coordinator of an European project on levitated ferromagnetic sensors (LEMAQUME, QuantERA 2021) and smaller national projects funded by Q@TN, a local quantum initiative in Trento. He participates to several national projects funded by INFN on the development of superconducting devices (DARTWARS and Qub-IT).


Research Activity

Electronic and superconducting devices and sensors

Research Unit


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