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

  • 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)‎
  • RQI-N 2016 Conference to be held at IQC (Waterloo) 21-24 June The dates for the upcoming RQI-N 2016  that will be held at the Institute for Quantum Computing (University of Waterloo) have been announced.Keep an eye on "Conferences" for ...
    Posted Jan 29, 2016, 10:09 AM by ISRQI ‎(International Society for Relativistic Quantum Information)‎
  • Quantum matter, spacetime and information/Quantum Information in String Theory and Many-Body Systems Two new workshops announced to be held at the Yukawa Institute.Click on "Conferences" for further details.
    Posted Dec 16, 2015, 7:53 AM by ISRQI ‎(International Society for Relativistic Quantum Information)‎
  • Topical Group on Quantum Information at 2016 APS March meeting The Topical Group on Quantum Information of the American Physical Society is hosting a session on Quantum Information and Gravity at the 2016 APS March Meeting. From the ISQRI we ...
    Posted Sep 10, 2015, 5:46 PM by ISRQI ‎(International Society for Relativistic Quantum Information)‎
  • YITP Workshop on Quantum Information Physics We are happy to announce that registration is now open for the  YITP Workshop on Quantum Information Physics (YQIP2016) Click on the link for more information!                                                                                                                                                                                    ...
    Posted Jun 30, 2015, 8:34 AM by ISRQI ‎(International Society for Relativistic Quantum Information)‎
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