Tensor Networks for Quantum Field Theories II

Conference Date: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 (All day) to Friday, April 21, 2017 (All day)
Scientific Areas: 
Condensed Matter
Quantum Foundations
Quantum Gravity
Quantum Information

Tensor networks have proven to be an extremely useful tool in examining quantum many-body systems.  More recently, they have also emerged in the study of the holographic principle in quantum gravity.  While these discussions and successes have referred to applying tensor networks to describe discrete lattice systems, there has been growing interest and also progress in extending these techniques to continuous quantum field theories (QFTs). 
 
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss current research in this direction.  Continuous matrix product states and continuous multi-scale entanglement renormalization ansatz (cMERA) can tackle QFTs directly, without the need to put them on the lattice.  They offer a non-perturbative, wavefunctional-based, variational approach to QFT's, with a variety of potential applications, including the efficient simulation of relativistic and non-relativisitc continuous systems, and the study of their renormalization group flow.  On the other hand, hyperbolic tensor networks such as MERA, the exact holographic mapping, or holographic quantum error correction codes, are currently investigated for its conjectured relation to the AdS/CFT correspondence of quantum gravity.  The continuous versions of these constructions, such as the cMERA, are natural candidates to realizing the AdS/CFT correspondence more accurately.
 
Topics:  Non-relativisitc QFT's    Renormalization group    Conformal field theory    Holography
 
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  • Bartek Czech, Institue for Advanced Study
  • Glen Evenbly, University of Sherbrooke
  • Jutho Haegeman, University of Ghent
  • Janet Hung, Fudan University
  • Robert Leigh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Timothy Morris, University of Southampton
  • Robert Myers, Perimeter Institute
  • *Tobias Osborne, University of Hannover
  • Xiaoliang Qi, Stanford University
  • Volker Scholz, Ghent University
  • Miles Stoudenmire, University of Calfornia, Irvine
  • Jamie Sully, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
  • Brian Swingle, Stanford University
  • Tadashi Takayanagi, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • Frank Verstraete, University of Ghent
  • Guifre Vidal, Perimeter Institute
  • Steven White, University of California, Irvine

*via teleconference

  • Javier Arguello, Perimeter Institute
  • Arpan Bhattacharyya, Fudan University
  • Dean Carmi, Perimeter Institute
  • Bartek Czech, Institute for Advanced Study
  • Clement Delcamp, Perimeter Institute
  • Bianca Dittrich, Perimeter Institute
  • Glen Evenbly, University of Sherbrooke
  • Matthew Fishman, California Institute of Technology
  • Adrian Franco Rubio, Perimeter Institute
  • Adil Gangat, National Taiwan University
  • Martin Ganhahl, Perimeter Institute
  • Jutho Haegeman, University of Ghent
  • Markus Hauru, Perimeter Institute
  • Joshuah Heath, Boston College
  • Michal Heller, Albert Einstein Institute
  • Qi Hu, Perimeter Institute
  • Janet Hung, Fudan University
  • Robert Leigh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Shengqiao Luo, Perimeter Institute
  • Alex May, University of British Columbia
  • Roger Melko, Perimeter Institute & University of Waterloo
  • Ashley Milsted, Perimeter Institute
  • Sebastian Mizera, Perimeter Institute
  • Timothy Morris, University of Southampton
  • Robert Myers, Perimeter Institute
  • Xiaoliang Qi, Stanford University
  • Jason Pye, University of Waterloo
  • Hammam Qassim, Institute for Quantum Computing
  • Julian Rincon, Perimeter Institute
  • Burak Sahinoglu, California Institute of Technology
  • Volker Scholz, Ghent University
  • Didina Serban, Perimeter Institute
  • Joan Simon, University of Edinburgh
  • Kevin Slagle, University of Toronto
  • Barbara Soda, Perimeter Institute
  • Miles Stoudenmire, University of Calfornia, Irvine
  • Jamie Sully, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
  • Brian Swingle, Stanford University
  • Tadashi Takayanagi, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • Nick Van den Broeck, Perimeter Institute
  • Guillaume Verdon-Akzam, Institute for Quantum Computing
  • Frank Verstraete, University of Ghent
  • Guifre Vidal, Perimeter Institute
  • Steven White, University of California, Irvine
  • Gabriel Wong, University of Virginia
  • Shuo Yang, Perimeter Institute
  • Beni Yoshida, Perimeter Institute
  • Jose Zapata, Centro de Ciencias Matematicas
  • Yijian Zou, Perimeter Institute

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Scientific Organizers:

  • Robert Myers, Perimeter Institute
  • Tadashi Takayanagi, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • Frank Verstraete, University of Ghent
  • Guifre Vidal, Perimeter Institute
  • Steven White, University of California, Irvine