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Christine Muschik

Portrait de Christine Muschik
University of Waterloo

Area of Research:

Research Interests

My research program aims at building a bridge connecting quantum technologies with problems in particle physics.

We are just beginning to understand the quantum behaviour of elementary processes. While numerical simulations have been pivotal in enhancing our understanding of subatomic physics, they are restricted in their predictive capabilities due to inherent limitations of classical computers to simulate quantum properties. There is thus an urgent need to find new simulation methods to address many open fundamental questions. The rapid developments now occurring with quantum technologies, which exploit the exotic properties of quantum mechanics, represent an enormous scientific opportunity. My team and I are working on developing new types of quantum-enhanced simulation techniques for fundamental particle interactions.

Our work includes the development of a new generation of hybrid quantum-classical simulations. The development of these new quantum simulation techniques will have wide-ranging applications also in other areas, such as condensed matter physics and quantum chemistry.

Positions Held

  • University assistant at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Innsbruck (Austria)
  • Postdoctoral position in the quantum optics theory group led by Prof. Peter Zoller at IQOQI - Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information in Innsbruck (Austria)
  • Postdoctoral position at ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Castelldefels (Barcelona)
  • Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow in the quantum optics theory group led by Prof. Maciej Lewenstein at ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Castelldefels (Barcelona)

Awards

  • CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar for exceptional early-career researchers, $100,000, Canadian Institute for Advance Research (CIFAR)
  • Sloan Research Fellowship for outstanding early-career researchers, $93,856, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Recent Publications

  • Simulating Lattice Gauge Theories within Quantum Technologies M.C. Bañuls, R. Blatt, J. Catani, A. Celi, J.I. Cirac, M. Dalmonte, L. Fallani, K. Jansen, M. Lewenstein, S. Montangero, C.A. Muschik, B. Reznik, E. Rico, L. Tagliacozzo, K. Van Acoleyen, F. Verstraete, U.-J. Wiese, M. Wingate, J. Zakrzewski, P. Zoller Eur. Phys. J. D 74, 1 (2020). arXiv: 1911.00003
  • Scalable repeater architectures for multi-party states, V. V. Kuzmin, D. V. Vasilyey, N. Sangouard, W. Dür, and C. Muschik npj Quantum Inf 5, 115, (2019). arXiv: 1905.00335
  • A resource efficient approach for quantum and classical simulations of gauge theories in particle physics, Jan F. Haase, Luca Dellantonio, Alessio Celi, Danny Paulson, Angus Kan, Karl Jansen, Christine A. Muschik, arXiv: 2006.14160
  • Simulating Lattice Gauge Theories within Quantum Technologies, M.C. Bañuls, R. Blatt, J. Catani, A. Celi, J.I. Cirac, M. Dalmonte, L. Fallani, K. Jansen, M. Lewenstein, S. Montangero, C.A. Muschik, B. Reznik, E. Rico, L. Tagliacozzo, K. Van Acoleyen, F. Verstraete, U.-J. Wiese, M. Wingate, J. Zakrzewski, and P. Zoller arXiv: 1911.00003
  • Nuclear Physics and Quantum Information Science Report to NSAC, Martin Savage, Dougla Beck, Amber Boehnlein, Joseph Carlson, David Dean, Matthew Dietrich, William Fairbanks Jr, Joseph Formaggio, Markus Greiner, David Hertzog, Christine Muschik, Jeffrey Nico, Alan Poon, John Preskill, Sofia Quaglioni, Krishna Rajagopal DUE/NSAC

Seminars

  • Simulating problems from high energy physics on quantum computers, DAMOP, Portland, US, June 1-5, 2020 - Invited - Oral (Virtual due to COVID-19)
  • How to simulate lattice gauge theories on quantum computers, Simons Foundation, New York, US, December 5-6, 2019 - Invited - Oral (Simons Collaboration on It from Qubit Annual Meeting 2019)