International Society for Relativistic Quantum Information



Mission Statement


The International Society for Relativistic Quantum Information has been established to promote international cooperation and understanding for research and education in relativistic quantum information science.

What is Relativistic Quantum Information


Quantum theory and general relativity, while highly successful in their respective domains, are ultimately incompatible. Their mathematical languages are very different as well as their conceptual bases. A unifying theory of quantum gravity ‎is needed.

However, due to the vastness of the technical and conceptual gap between general relativity and quantum theory, compounded by the scarcity of experimental evidence in the quantum gravity regime, the theory of quantum gravity is still, even after more than half a century, very much a work in progress.

With the beginning of the 21st century, however, an at first seemingly unrelated development has begun to make an impact in the field of quantum gravity:  the development of quantum information theory.  

While quantum information theory was originally discussed mostly in terms of non-relativistic quantum mechanics, recent years have seen increasing research interest in placing quantum information within the more fundamental framework of quantum field theory.

Our field of Relativistic Quantum Information (RQI) is concerned with the next logical step: to place quantum information theory within the yet more fundamental framework of quantum field theory in curved spacetime. From this still relatively safe ground, explorations are then made into black hole physics, cosmology and into various approaches of quantum gravity. Vice versa, we are also very interested in applications of the newfound techniques, such as new ways to control entanglement, in the more traditional application areas of quantum information theory: quantum communication, quantum simulation, quantum computing and quantum metrology.

News

  • Dates announced for RQI-N 2019 The Relativistic Quantum Information – North 2019 will be happening from May 29th to June 1st in Cheng Kung University, in Taiwan. his year there will also be a Summer school ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2018, 9:51 AM by ISRQI ‎(International Society for Relativistic Quantum Information)‎
  • 12th Relativistic Quantum Information Workshop (RQI12) Announced The 12th Relativistic Quantum Information Workshop (RQI12) will take place  at Customs House in Brisbane (Australia) on the 20th-22nd of February 2019.Contact Prof. Tim Ralph for further details
    Posted Dec 1, 2018, 9:51 AM by ISRQI ‎(International Society for Relativistic Quantum Information)‎
  • The RQI-N 2018 Conference will be held in Vienna (Austria) The RQI-N 2018 hosted at the University of Vienna  has been officially announced and registration is open. Visit the conferences section of the website for further details.
    Posted Mar 13, 2018, 10:11 PM by ISRQI ‎(International Society for Relativistic Quantum Information)‎
  • The RQI-N 2017 Conference will be held in Kyoto (Japan) The RQI-N 2017 hosted at the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (Kyoto) has been officially announced and registration is open. Visit the conferences section of the website for further ...
    Posted Jan 19, 2017, 5:02 PM by ISRQI ‎(International Society for Relativistic Quantum Information)‎
  • The RQI-N 2016 Conference Website goes live! Visit https://uwaterloo.ca/rqi-n for details regarding registration and abstract submission. More information to be published soon!
    Posted Feb 11, 2016, 9:27 PM by ISRQI ‎(International Society for Relativistic Quantum Information)‎
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