Christine Muschik

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Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)
Areas of research:
My research program aims at building a bridge connecting quantum technologies with problems in particle physics. We are just beginning to understand the quantum behaviour of elementary processes. While numerical simulations have been pivotal in enhancing our understanding of subatomic physics, they are restricted in their predictive capabilities due to inherent limitations of classical computers to simulate quantum properties. There is thus an urgent need to find new simulation methods to address many open fundamental questions. The rapid developments now occurring with quantum technologies, which exploit the exotic properties of quantum mechanics, represent an enormous scientific opportunity. My team and I are working on developing new types of quantum-enhanced simulation techniques for fundamental particle interactions. Our work includes the development of a new generation of hybrid quantum-classical simulations. The development of these new quantum simulation techniques will have wide-ranging applications also in other areas, such as condensed matter physics and quantum chemistry.
  • University assistant at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Innsbruck (Austria)
  • Postdoctoral position in the quantum optics theory group led by Prof. Peter Zoller at IQOQI - Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information in Innsbruck (Austria)
  • Postdoctoral position at ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Castelldefels (Barcelona)
  • Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow in the quantum optics theory group led by Prof. Maciej Lewenstein at ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Castelldefels (Barcelona)
  • University Research Chair (University of Waterloo)
  • MSc student Ryan Ferguson received Dean of Science award for innovative research.
  • President"s Research Excellence Award of the University of Waterloo
  • CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Fellowship, 100.000 CAD
  • Yasar Y Atas, Jinglei Zhang, Randy Lewis, Amin Jahanpour, Jan F Haase, Christine A Muschik, SU(2) hadrons on a quantum computer via a variational approach, Nature Communications 12, Issue 1, pp 1-11.
  • Danny Paulson, Luca Dellantonio, Jan F Haase, Alessio Celi, Angus Kan, Andrew Jena, Christian Kokail, Rick Van Bijnen, Karl Jansen, Peter Zoller, Christine A Muschik, "Simulating 2D Effects in Lattice Gauge Theories on a Quantum", PRX Quantum 2, 030334.
  • Angus Kan, Lena Funcke, Stefan Kühn, Luca Dellantonio, Jinglei Zhang, Jan F Haase, Christine A Muschik, Karl Jansen, "Investigating a 3+1D topological θ-Term in the Hamiltonian formulation of lattice gauge theories for quantum and classical simulations", Physical Review D, Vol. 104, Issue 3, 034507.
  • R. Ferguson, L. Dellantonio, K. Jansen, A. Al Balushi, W. Dür, C. Muschik, A measurement-based variational quantum eigensolver, Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 220501.
  • J. Haase, L. Dellantonio, A. Celi, D. Paulson, A. Kan, K.Jansen, and C. Muschik, A resource efficient approach for quantum and classical simulations of gauge theories in particle physics, Quantum 5, 393.
  • M. Bañuls, R. Blatt, J. Catani, A. Celi, I. Cirac, M. Dalmonte, L. Fallani, K. Jansen, M. Lewenstein, S. Montangero, C. Muschik, B. Reznik, E. Rico, L. Tagliacozzo, K. Van Acoleyen, F. Verstraete, U.-J. Wiese, M. Wingate, J. Zakrzewski, and P. Zoller, Simulating lattice gauge theories within quantum technologies, Eur. Phys. J. D 74, 165.
  • Yasar Y Atas, Jan F Haase, Jinglei Zhang, Victor Wei, Sieglinde M-L Pfaendler, Randy Lewis, Christine A Muschik, "Real-time evolution of SU(3) hadrons on a quantum computer", arXiv: 2207.03473
  • Jinglei Zhang, Ryan Ferguson, Stefan Kühn, Jan F. Haase, C. M. Wilson, Karl Jansen, Christine A. Muschik, "Simulating gauge theories with variational quantum eigensolvers in superconducting microwave cavities", arXiv: 2108.08248
  • Teaching quantum computers to simulate gauge theories for particle physics, 2022 Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) Congress, McMaster University
  • SU(2) hadrons on a quantum computer, Annual meeting of the program "Matter and Technologies" of the Helmholtz Association, online due to Covid 19
  • Towards simulating 2D effects in lattice gauge theories on a quantum computer, QuantHEP, Quantum Computation and High Energy Physics online seminar series
  • SU(2) hadrons on a quantum computer, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland, online due to Covid 19
  • SU(2) hadrons on a quantum computer, CERN "Theory Colloquium", Switzerland, online due to Covid 19
  • Towards simulating 2D effects in lattice gauge theories on a quantum computer, University of Aachen, Germany, online due to Covid 19
  • Towards simulating 2D effects in lattice gauge theories on a quantum computer, University of Heidelberg, Germany, online due to Covid 19
  • A measurement-based variational quantum eigensolver, INMA, Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón, Spain, online due to Covid 19.
  • Towards simulating 2D effects in lattice gauge theories on a quantum computer, University of Toronto, Canada, online due to Covid 19
  • VIRTUAL - QIS Talk (Christine Muschik + Matthias Troyer), CIFAR QIS program meeting, online due to Covid 19
  • Variational quantum information processing, ARL CDQI meeting 2020, online due to Covid 19
  • PIRSA:19040080, How to simulate problems from high energy physics on quantum computers, 2019-04-26, Colloquium