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NOvel Quantum simulators – connectIng Areas

Objective

Quantum simulators (QS) are experimental systems that allow mimic hard to simulate models of condensed matter, high energy physics and beyond. QS have various platforms: from ultracold atoms and ions to superconducting qubits. They constitute the important pillar of quantum technologies (QT), and promise future applications in chemistry, material science and optimization problems. Over the last decade, QS were particularly successful in mimicking topological effects in physics (TEP) and in developing accurate quantum validation/certification (QVC) methods. NOQIA is a theory project, aimed at introducing the established field of QS+TEP+QVC into two novel areas: physics of ultrafast phenomena and attoscience (AS) on one side, and quantum machine learning (ML) and neural networks (NN) on the other. This will open up new horizons/opportunities for research both in AS and in ML/NN. For instance, in AS we will address the question if intense laser physics may serve as a tool to detect topological effects in solid state and strongly correlated systems. We will study response of matter to laser pulses carrying topological signatures, to determine if they can induce topological effects in targets. We will design/analyze QS using trapped atoms to understand and detect TEP in the AS. On the ML/NN side, we will apply classical ML to analyze, design and control QS for topological systems, in order to understand and optimize them. Conversely, we will transfer many-body techniques to ML in order to analyze and possibly improve performance of classical machine learning. We will design and analyze quantum neural network devices that will employ topology in order to achieve robust quantum memory or information processing. We will design/study attractor neural networks with topological stationary states, or feed-forward networks with topological Floquet and time-crystal states. Both in AS and ML/NN, NOQIA will rely on quantum validation and certification protocols and techniques.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/machine learning
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/computational intelligence

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-ADG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-ADG - Advanced Grant

Host institution

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 3
08860 Castelldefels
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 164 243,75

Beneficiaries (1)

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 2 164 243,75
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 3
08860 Castelldefels
Activity type
Research Organisations