Quantum Computing, Quantum Simulation, Quantum Gravity and the Standard Model

Organizers: Hrant Gharibyan (Caltech), Masanori Hanada (U Surrey), Junyu Liu (U Chicago, SeQure, qBraid),  Enrico Rinaldi (Quantinuum), Yuan Su (Google), Brian Swingle (Brandeis U).



We aim to identify important problems in quantum gravity that can benefit from quantum simulation and also lead to new directions in the simulation of Standard Model physics, identify concrete steps, estimate realistic time frames, and draw a road map. We mainly consider holographic approaches, which have deep connections to QIS, and in particular, large-N gauge theories and matrix models. Those theories and QCD have common aspects, and hence, close communication between holography and Standard Model practitioners is anticipated to lead to fruitful outcomes. We wish to stimulate interaction between researchers from different backgrounds (quantum gravity, Standard Model physics, and QIS) and kick-start quantum simulation for quantum gravity.

Note: This workshop will be in-person only (with COVID precautions as appropriate)


Confirmed participants include:

David Berenstein (UC Santa Barbara), Daniel Carney (LBNL), Bipasha Chakraborty (U of Southampton), Matthew DeCross (Quantinuum), Andrea Delgado (ORNL), Olivia Di Matteo (UBC), Michael Feig (Quantinuum), Masazumi Honda (Yukawa Institute, Kyoto), Isaac Kim (UC Davis), Natalie Klco (Duke), Henry Lin (Stanford), Juan Maldacena (IAS),   Emanuele Mendicelli (York U.), Alexis Morvan  (Google Quantum AI), Patrick Orman (UC San Diego), Juan Pedersen (U Tokyo), Edgar Shaghoulian (UC Santa Cruz), Vincent Su (Berkeley), Federica Maria Surace (Caltech),  Shan-Wen Tsai  (UC Riverside), Judah Unmuth-Yockey (FNAL), Masahito Yamazaki (Kavli Institute, Tokyo)

The morning presentations and discussions will be held in C421 (the INT seminar room), and the afternoon presentations and discussions will be held in the adjacent Interaction Space.

Hourly Schedule

Monday June 12.

10.45am - 10.50am
Welcome to IQuS
Martin Savage. (IQuS @ UW)
10.50am - 11.00am
Introduction and Goals
Enrico Rinaldi (Quantinuum) and Masanori Hanada (Surrey)
11.00am - 12.00pm
Digital Quantum Simulation of Higher-Charge Schwinger Model with Topological Term
Masazumi Honda (Yukawa Institute, Kyoto)
3.00pm - 4.00pm
Matrix Model with MCMC and QC
Enrico Rinaldi (Quantinuum)

Tuesday June 13

11.00am - 12.00pm
Bound States of Microwave Photons in the Floquet XXZ Model
Alexis Morvan (Google AI)
3.00pm - 4.00pm
Quantum Parton Showers
Masahito Yamazaki (Kavli Institute, Tokyo)

Wednesday June 14

11.00am - 12.00pm
Software Ecosystem for Quantum Computing
Olivia Di Matteo (UBC)
3.00pm - 4.00pm
Junyu Liu (U Chicago, SeQure, qBraid)

Thursday June 15

11.00am - 12.00pm
QCD Spin Chains at Large N
David Berenstein (UC Santa Barbara)
3.00pm - 4.00pm
Lattice AdS/CFT on a quantum computer
Judah Unmuth-Yockey (FermiLab)

Friday June 16

11.00am - 12.00pm
Lattice QCD on Quantum Computers
Natalie Klco (Duke)
3.00pm - 4.00pm
Spectral Properties of the Sparse SYK Model (with analysis of recent simulation of holography)
Patrick Orman (UC San Diego)

Monday June 19

10.50am - 11.00am
Introduction and Goals
Enrico Rinaldi, Masanori Hanada and Martin Savage
11.00am - 12.00pm
Experimental tests of low energy quantum gravity
Daniel Carney (LBNL)
3.00pm - 4.00pm
Bootstrap bounds on D0-brane quantum mechanics
Henry Lin (Stanford)

Tuesday June 20

11.00am - 12.00pm
Probing critical states of matter on a trapped ion quantum computer
Michael Foss-Feig (Quantinuum)
3.00pm - 4.00pm
SU(2) pure lattice gauge theory on two quantum hardware
Emanuele Mendicelli (York U.)

Wednesday June 21

11.00am - 12.00pm
Quantum simulation of lattice gauge theories with cold atoms
Federica Maria Surace (Caltech)
3.00pm - 4.00pm
Quantum simulators for critical phenomena
Shan-Wen Tsai (UC Riverside)

Thursday June 22

11.00am - 12.00pm
Black holes in BFSS
Juan Maldacena (IAS)
3.00pm - 4.00pm
Practical tools for Robust and Reliable Quantum Computation
Bipasha Chakraborty (U of Southampton)

Friday June 23

11.00am - 12.00pm
How hard is it to simulate the black hole interior?
Isaac Kim (UC Davis)
3.00pm - 4.00pm
Test Eigenstate Thermalization Hypothesis for SU(2) Lattice Gauge Theory in 2+1D
Xiaojun Yao (IQuS @ UW)
Sold out!


Jun 12 - 23 2023


All Day
Institute for Nuclear Theory


Institute for Nuclear Theory
Pacific and 15th

Location 2

University of Washington PHYS/ASTR Building, Seattle, WA 98195
QC,QS,QG,SM Team - Hrant Gharibyan, Masanori Hanada, Junyu Liu, Enrico Rinaldi, Yuan Su and Brian Swingle


QC,QS,QG,SM Team - Hrant Gharibyan, Masanori Hanada, Junyu Liu, Enrico Rinaldi, Yuan Su and Brian Swingle