Scientific Calendar Event

An ICTP Meeting

This Workshop will gather world-leading groups that design, realize, and characterize a new generation of simulators with ultracold atoms and beyond. It will address novel quantum simulators of statistical gauge fields, dynamical lattices, and lattice gauge theory models (LGT), as well as connections to quantum computing and tensor network methods.
Quantum simulators are the systems that can address, deepen our understanding of, and ultimately solve challenging problems of contemporary science: from quantum many body dynamics, to the design of new materials. This Workshop will gather world-leading groups that design, realize experimentally, and characterize a new generation of simulators with ultracold atoms and beyond. In particular, we will focus on novel quantum simulators in ascending degree of experimental complexity: 1) systems where density-dependent gauge fields can change the effective quantum statistics of the particles and realize topological gauge theories; 2) systems in dynamical lattices, with “matter” living on the sites, and dynamical fields/particles living on the bonds, which can be numerically benchmarked using tensor network techniques; and 3) lattice gauge theory models, from systems with Abelian to non-Abelian local gauge symmetry.
  • Analog and digital quantum simulation of Gauge Theories.
  • Tensor Network methods in Lattice Gauge Theories 
  • Cold-atom simulators for Gauge Fields

Mari Carmen BAÑULS, MPQ, Germany
Titas CHANDA, IIT Indore, India
Panos CHRISTODOULOU, ETH, Switzerland
Stefan KUHN, DESY, Germany
Francesca FERLAINO, IQOQI, Austria 
Philipp HAUKE, University of Trento, Italy
Markus OBERTHALER, Heidelberg University, Germany
Federica SURACE, Caltech, USA
Bing YANG, Southern University of Science and Technology, China
Jakub ZAKRZEWSKI, JZ Jagiellonian University, Poland
Abstract: Applicants who want to present a poster or give a contributed talk are asked to submit a research abstract. Please use the ICTP templates that are available below for download.
Grants: A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee.

Go to day
  • Tuesday, 20 February 2024
    • 09:00 - 09:20 Welcome remarks
    • 09:20 - 11:10 Session I (chair: Maciej Lewenstein, ICFO)
      • 09:20 Emergence of non-Abelian SU(2) symmetry in frustrated Rydberg ladders 45'
        Speaker: Titas CHANDA (IIT Indore)
        Material: Video
      • 10:05 Cold-atom quantum simulators of gauge theories 20'
        Speaker: Jad HALIMEH (LMU)
        Material: Video
      • 10:25 Coffee break 45'
    • 11:10 - 14:30 Session II (chair: Markus Oberthaler, Heidelberg)
      • 11:10 Spectral properties of critical 1+1 Abelian Higgs model and beyond 45'
        Speaker: Jakub ZAKRZEWSKI (Jagiellonian University)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 11:55 State-selective control of Yb atoms for quantum simulation of LGTs 45'
        Speaker: Monika AIDELSBURGER (LMU)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 12:40 Lunch 1h50'
    • 14:30 - 19:00 Session III (chair: Philipp Hauke, Trento)
      • 14:30 Simulating LGT dynamics with Tensor Networks 45'
        Speaker: Mari Carmen BAÑULS (MPQ)
        Material: Video
      • 15:15 Alternative simulation strategies of lattice gauge theories with tensor network 20'
        Speaker: Luca TAGLIACOZZO (IFF-CSIC)
        Material: Video
      • 15:35 Density matrix renormalization group search for the gapless deconfined phase in Z_N symmetric gauge Hamiltonian 20'
        Speaker: Mykhailo RAKOV (University of Krakow)
        Material: Video
      • 15:55 Fermionic Tensor Networks for Lattice Gauge Theory 20'
        Speaker: Ariel KELMAN (Hebrew University)
        Material: Video
      • 16:15 Poster session & Get-together drink 2h45'
        Material: Booklet
  • Wednesday, 21 February 2024
    • 09:00 - 11:10 Session IV (chair: Mari Carmen Bañuls, MPQ)
      • 09:00 Spin- and momentum-correlated atom pairs mediated by photon exchange and seeded by vacuum fluctuations 45'
        Speaker: Panos CHRISTODOULOU (ETH)
        Material: Video
      • 09:45 Digital quantum simulation of a (1+1)D SU(2) lattice gauge theory with ion qudits 20'
        Speaker: Giuseppe CALAJO (INFN-Padova)
        Material: Video
      • 10:05 Many-body magic: from criticality to gauge theories 20'
        Speaker: Emanuele TIRRITO (ICTP)
        Material: Video
      • 10:25 Coffee break & Group photo 45'
    • 11:10 - 14:30 Session V (chair: Chanda Titas, IIT Indore
      • 11:10 Observation of Vortices in Dipolar Supersolids 45'
        Speaker: Francesca FERLAINO (IQOQI, Austria)
      • 11:55 Quantum Field Simulator: From Cosmology via Ramsauer-Townsend Effect to Supersolids 45'
        Speaker: Markus OBERTHALER (Heidelberg University)
        Material: Video
      • 12:40 Lunch 1h50'
    • 14:30 - 19:00 Session VI (chair: Francesca Ferlaino, Innsbruck)
      • 14:30 Quantum simulation of string breaking dynamics 45'
        Speaker: Federica SURACE (Caltech)
        Material: Video
      • 15:15 (2 + 1)D gauge theory dynamics in a programmable Rydberg quantum simulator 20'
        Speaker: Daniel GONZÁLEZ CUADRA (Innsbruck)
        Material: Video
      • 15:35 Quantum Algorithms for the investigation of lattice gauge theories at finite temperature 20'
        Speaker: Giuseppe CLEMENTE (Pisa)
        Material: Video
      • 15:55 Confinement in a one-dimensional Z2 lattice gauge theory at finite temperature 20'
        Speaker: Matjaz KEBRIC (LMU)
        Material: Video
      • 16:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:45 Dynamite group discussion 2h15'
    • 19:30 - 22:30 Social dinner
  • Thursday, 22 February 2024
    • 09:00 - 11:10 Session VII (chair: Monika Aidelsburger, LMU)
      • 09:00 Towards simulating scattering processes on a quantum computer: using the Thirring model as a test bench 45'
        Speaker: Stefan KUHN (DESY)
        Material: Video
      • 09:45 Spin-exchange enabled quantum simulator for large- scale non-Abelian gauge theories 20'
        Speaker: Lukas Josef Anton HOMEIER (LMU)
        Material: Video
      • 10:05 Chiral orbital order without higher bands 20'
        Speaker: Marco Fedele DI LIBERTO (Padova)
        Material: Video
      • 10:25 Coffee break 45'
    • 11:10 - 14:30 Session VIII (chair: Jakub Zakrzewski, JZ Jagiellonian)
      • 11:10 Simulating trans-Planckian physics: Quantum cosmology and quantum black holes in dipolar Bose- Einstein condensates 45'
        Speaker: Uwe Robert FISCHER (Seoul National University)
        Material: Video
      • 11:55 Experimental Simulation of Lattice Gauge Theories in a Bose-Hubbard System 45'
        Speaker: Bing YANG (Southern University of Science and Technology)
        Material: Video
      • 12:40 Lunch 1h50'
    • 14:30 - 17:00 Session IX (chair: Marcello Dalmonte, ICTP)
      • 14:30 Quantum simulation of lattice gauge theories with qudit systems 45'
        Speaker: Philipp HAUKE (University of Trento)
        Material: Video
      • 15:15 Coupled spin-phonon dynamics in Rydberg tweezer arrays 20'
        Speaker: Matteo MAGONI (Innsbruck)
        Material: Video
      • 15:35 Sub-lattice quantum many body scars in a two dimensional Abelian gauge theory 20'
        Speaker: Paolo STORNATI (ICFO)
        Material: Video
      • 15:55 Quantum Many-Body Scars in U (1) Lattice Gauge Theories Beyond Spin-1/2 20'
        Speaker: Joao Carlos PINTO BARROS (ETH)
        Material: Video
      • 16:15 Closure & Coffee break 45'
        Speaker: Marcello DALMONTE (ICTP)