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Due to uncertainties related to the current coronavirus situation, we have decided to postpone our summer school to:

September 13-17, 2021


Registration, including an opportunity to apply for limited travel support, will reopen in early Spring 2021soon. Please resubmit your application if you applied to QIMP20 and are still interested in participating in 2021.

We are currently working to determine in what capacity and format the school will take place, and update the website and registration once this is settled.


Main Lecturers:

Fernando Brandão (Caltech)

David Pérez García (Madrid)

Bruno Nachtergaele (UC Davis)

Reinhard Werner (Hannover)


Scientific program: When many quantum particles interact, they can organize themselves into highly entangled states with unexpected properties that transcend those of the individual constituents. The description of those states and their properties is typically rather challenging - not only from a mathematical point of view. In the last 15 years, concepts and tools from quantum information theory (QIT) have proven highly useful in investigating such systems. This new perspective aims to characterize and classify the complexity in large quantum systems.

Conversely, many-body quantum systems provide the natural testing grounds for further ideas in QIT. Specific examples for the interplay of concepts and methods between QIT and many-body quantum systems include:

  • Entanglement entropies as quantities measuring how far many-body quantum states deviate from product states.
  • Tensor network representations of eigenstates of quantum spin systems as a tool to describe and establish in particular their low-energy properties.
  • Classification of topologically ordered quantum phases and their link to quantum error correction codes.

Registration: The registration form will open in Spring 2021Participants and funding for junior researchers will be selected based on the applications.

Contact email-address:  QIMP21@ma.tum.de
Local organizing committee: 
  • Lisa Haenggli
  • Robert Koenig
  • Simone Warzel
  • Michael Wolf
  • Amanda Young