Frontiers of Quantum Information Physics

Coordinators: Daniel Harlow, Patrick Hayden, Stephen Jordan, and Brian Swingle

Scientific Advisors: Veronika Hubeny and John Preskill

In recent years, the concepts and methods of quantum information science have played an increasingly central role in other areas of physics, including condensed matter, high energy, and thermodynamics. Entanglement, entropy inequalities, tensor networks, quantum error correction, quantum computational complexity, and many other ideas from quantum information now frequently contribute to progress throughout theoretical physics. This conference will feature the latest developments in quantum information science, with a particular emphasis on the interplay with other areas of physics.

Among the interests of the conference, tensor networks are being used to compress exponentially complex quantum states and geometrize entanglement in quantum field theories and gravity. Approximately reversible quantum operations are illuminating the structure of topological phases of matter and the holographic principle. Computational complexity is offering new insights into the black hole information problem and the nature of black hole interiors. Even thermodynamics is being addressed, with entropy inequalities and the one-shot theory of quantum information providing new laws of thermodynamics for small quantum systems.

Frontiers of Quantum Information Physics hopes to forge new connections among the most recent emerging developments in physics and quantum information. We seek a diverse array of participants from the quantum information and physics communities.