Simulating Quantum Many-Body Systems on Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum Computers

NEW DATE: April 25 - 28, 2022

International Focus Workshop

Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) computers promise to perform computations beyond the reach of modern computers with far-reaching implications for scientific research. Due to remarkable technological advances, small scale devices are now becoming available for use. There has recently been a flurry of proof-of-principle experiments and many exciting theoretical proposals about how to use NISQ to simulate quantum many-body systems in and out of equilibrium. Current applications range from the simulation of far out-of-equilibrium dynamics to the study of topological phases of matter. This Focus Workshop aims to give an overview of recent theoretical and experimental developments within this young field and point towards the open questions.


  • Quantum computers and recent progress on hardware
  • Simulating dynamics of correlated quantum systems
  • Analogue quantum simulation
  • Entanglement and measurement of topological invariants
  • Tomographic methods
  • Efficient representation/creation of many-body quantum states
  • Quantum-Classical algorithms


Confirmed Invited Speakers

Zohreh Davoudi, University of Maryland, USA

Andreas Elben, California Institute of Technology, USA

Andrew Green, University College London, UK

Abhinav Kandala, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA

Myungshik Kim, Imperial College, UK

Johannes Knolle, Technische Universität München, Germany

Barbara Kraus, Universität Innsbruck, Austria

Norbert Linke, Joint Quantum Institute/University of Maryland, USA

Kevin Satzinger, Google, USA

Ulrich Schneider, University of Cambridge, UK

Michelle Simmons, University of New South Wales, Australia

Takahiro Tsunoda, Yale University, USA

Erez Zohar, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel


Scientific Coordinators

Mohammad Hafezi
University of Maryland, USA

Frank Pollmann
Technische Universität München, Germany

Adam Smith
University of Nottingham, UK


Claudia Domaschke
MPI for the Physics of Complex Systems, Germany


This focus workshop is for invited participants only. The registration fee for the workshop is 140 Euro and should be paid by all participants. Costs for accommodation and meals will be covered by the Max Planck Institute. Limited funding is available to partially cover travel expenses.



Monday, April 25, 2022 (evening):

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 (morning) -
Thursday, April 28, 2022 (afternoon):
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