Project

Quantum information for quantum fiel

Duration
01 October 2012 → 30 September 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Astronomy and space sciences
    • Classical physics
    • Elementary particle and high energy physics
    • Materials physics
    • Mathematical physics
    • Quantum physics
Keywords
quantum information quantum field theory gauge theories
 
Project description

Recently, borrowing techniques and concepts from quantum information theory, two powerfull methods (PEPS and MERA) appeared, that allow a new quantitative and qualitative understanding of discrete quantum systems. The overall goal of our research project is to contribute to the exploration of these methods in the context of quantum field theories. This could provide a new framework for the study of the strongly coupled regime in dynamical situations, relevant for our understanding of heavy-ion-collisions, for instance.