Ciao, I'm Andrea!
Physics, photography & code enthusiast

About me

Hi, my name is Andrea Iorio, and I am a quantum scientist and photographer based in Italy. I'm completing my PhD in superconducting quantum circuits at Scuola Normale Superiore and have worked in several international collaborations from Europe to Australia. In fall 2022, I was a research intern in the Google Quantum AI team in Santa Barbara (US), working on quantum hardware for next-generation quantum computers. In my free time I enjoy hiking and landscape photography. My pictures have been featured on National Geographic and other magazines.


Nov 2018 - Present

PhD student

Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa

Microwave superconducting circuits with semiconducting and metallic nanostructures.

Research group: SQEL

Sept 2022 - Dec 2022

Research Intern

Google Quantum AI

Worked on superconducting parametric amplifiers.

Read more: Google Research Blog

Sept 2016 - Oct 2018

Master's degree

Condensed matter physics, University of Pisa

Thesis work: Spin-Orbit Interaction in suspended InAs nanowires

Sept 2013 - Jul 2016

Bachelor's degree

Physics, University of Pisa

Landscapes, nightscapes & more


Available for licenses and prints

Everyday life

Physics & research

My PhD research is focused on the fabrication and study of nanostructures placed in supercool refrigerators under temperatures near the absolute zero. In these conditions, the weird properties of quantum mechanics can be exploited to realize sci-fi devices like quantum computers.

For specialists

I took full responsibility for a new cryogenic setup and began working on a new research line in my group, where I am primarily investigating microwave devices with metallic and semiconducting weak-links. Working on dilution refrigerators, cleanroom sessions, python programming and data analysis are all part of my everyday routine. If you are familiar with acronyms like EBL, AWG, ax.plot(), we're speaking the same language!