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

  • 13th Relativistic Quantum Information Workshop (RQI13) Announced The 13th Relativistic Quantum Information Workshop (RQI13) will be held at Customs House in Brisbane (Australia) on the 19th - 20th of February 2020. See the conferences section for more details
    Posted Nov 14, 2019, 11:44 AM by ISRQI ‎(International Society for Relativistic Quantum Information)‎
  • Meeting on Analogue Gravity at the Royal Society of London There will be a scientific discussion meeting on Analogue Gravity at the Royal Society of London on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th of December 2019, and you are warmly invited ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2019, 7:44 AM by ISRQI ‎(International Society for Relativistic Quantum Information)‎
  • Dates and venue announced for RQI-N 2020 The next RQI-N conference will take place in  6 Jul-10 Jul 2020.  It will take place at the Technical University of Crete, in Chania (Greece). Further details will ...
    Posted Sep 22, 2019, 9:11 AM by ISRQI ‎(International Society for Relativistic Quantum Information)‎
  • The RQI-N 2019 Conference Website goes live! Visit http://www.ncts.ncku.edu.tw/phys/qis/190527/ for details regarding registration, speakers and abstract submission. More information to be published soon!
    Posted Feb 22, 2019, 11:26 AM by ISRQI ‎(International Society for Relativistic Quantum Information)‎
  • APS March meeting: Relativistic Quantum Information There are two special sessions at the APS March Meeting that will feature topics in Relativistic Quantum Information.  Quantum Information in Relativistic and Many-Body Systems:http://meetings.aps.org ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2019, 7:41 AM by ISRQI ‎(International Society for Relativistic Quantum Information)‎
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