IQTN hosts its inaugural meeting at UCL
29 July 2022
International Quantum Tensor Network opens call for proposals for focused workshops.
The inaugural meeting of the IQTN (International Quantum Tensor Network) was held at University College London from 27-29 June to great success. Approximately 120 attended in-person, with a further 30 joining virtually from diverse global locations.
The talks ranged from the theoretical works on how tensor networks can be used in quantum simulation (Banuls, Eisert) and machine learning (Choi, Zoufal), to their implementation on actual devices (Smith, Roushan, Eichler, Hauschild, Foss-Feig, Zoufal), and how new insights about contracting tensor network descriptions of quantum circuits are raising the bar for the next generation of quantum computers (Grey, Stoudenmire, Zhang). The meeting ended with an open discussion to identify potential themes for future meetings. These included:
- Where is quantum useful?
- How broad can the scope of tensor networks be?
- Efficient contraction schemes for 2d dynamics
- Tensor networks for general quantum algorithms
- The connection of tensor networks to probabilistic modeling
- Classification of phases using tensor networks
Call for proposals for focused workshops
Network activity has now moved to the next stage, with a call for proposals for focused workshops to be funded by the network. The application procedure is simple: applications consisting of a two-page form can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed by the network leadership on a rolling basis. Focused workshops should attract between 10 and 30 participants and may take place anywhere in the world, as long as they involve significant UK participation. Organisers will receive an average funding contribution of £9500 towards travel, subsistence and workshop hosting, in addition to guidance on organising the meeting and some administrative support.