Event at Galileo Galilei Institute


SQMS/GGI Summer School on Quantum Simulation of Field Theories

This event can be attended either in presence or on line
Jul 25, 2022 - Jul 29, 2022

The school is addressed to PhD students in quantum information science, particle physics and condensed matter. The students will be introduced to concepts in digital quantum computation and quantum field theory through lectures and hands-on programming exercises. The school will also cover main topics in the simulation of the Hamiltonian evolution of spin systems and lattice gauge theory, error mitigation, numerical methods and correction for these systems. Through seminars, the summer school will cover some recent work in these areas as well as additional theoretical themes of quantum information that are relevant for the work conducted at the Superconducting Quantum Systems and Materials (SQMS) Center and their collaborators. The program will include a mini-workshop of more advanced research presented in an accessible way.

The school is organised in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, National Quantum Information Science Research Centers, Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center (SQMS).


Quantum Computing: current state of the art
Physics of Field Theories and Requirements of Computing Power
Current Techniques and Algorithms in Quantum Computing
Introduction to Quantum Computing Software Libraries
Simulation Methods for Hamiltonian Evolution and excited states dynamics
Simulation Methods using Variational Quantum Algorithms
Numerical Methods for Field Theory Simulation in High Energy Physics
Introduction to Quantum Error Correction
Quantum Cellular Automata and Applications to Quantum Field Theory
Quantum Estimation
HEP applications of Quantum Machine Learning
++ Hands-on labs on Quantum Simulation and Error Mitigation Techniques

Please bring your own laptop for the hands-on labs.

A limited number of scholarships is provided to students and postdocs from US and European institutions to cover travel, accommodation, and meals.
Please apply at the above link. Scholarships for US students will be limited to max USD 2,200 per person to cover expenses related to travel and accommodation.
Important note: If you apply for a scholarship, explain in the comment session your interest, and write a short summary of your studies and research at your current institution.


GGI will subsidize hotels close to the venue. Estimated costs are 120 EUR/night.
Additional information
Lunches and coffee breaks are provided at GGI at no additional costs.
Lecturers and speakers
M. Sohaib Alam (NASA/USRA), Leonardo Banchi (U. Firenze), Andrea Delgado (ORNL), Giacomo De Palma (U. Bologna), Anna Grassellino (SQMS/ Fermilab), Dorota Grabowska (CERN), Ryan La Rose (EPFL/NASA), Andrea Mari (Unitary Fund), Stefano Lami (Fermilab), Henry Lamm (Fermilab), Peter Orth (Ames Lab), Paolo Perinotti (U. Pavia), Nathan Shammah (Unitary fund), Pietro Silvi (Universita' di Padova), Norm Tubman (NASA), Davide Venturelli (NASA/USRA), Silvia Zorzetti (SQMS/ Fermilab)

Leonardo Banchi (Florence U.)
Stefano Lami (Fermilab)
Lorenzo Maccone (Pavia U.)
Davide Venturelli (NASA, USRA)
Silvia Zorzetti (Fermilab)

Local Organizers
Lorenzo Maccone,
Davide Venturelli

dventurelli@usra.edu, lorenzo.maccone@unipv.it

Photo gallery

Date Speaker Title Type Useful Links
Jul 25, 2022 - 10:30-10:45 Valter Bonvicini, Stefania de Curtis Welcome and introduction to the school Introduction
Jul 25, 2022 - 10:45-12:15 Davide Venturelli The Quantum Computing landscape Lecture Slides Video
Jul 25, 2022 - 14:00-15:30 Dorota Grabowska Field Theory 1 Lecture Video
Jul 25, 2022 - 15:45-17:15 Giacomo de Palma Quantum Algorithms 1 Lecture Slides Video
Jul 26, 2022 - 09:30-11:00 Sohaib Alam Quantum Algorithms 2 Lecture Slides Video
Jul 26, 2022 - 11:15-12:45 Peter Orth Quantum Variational Methods 1 Lecture Slides Bonus material Video
Jul 26, 2022 - 14:00-15:30 (chairman Davide Venturelli) Student presentations Seminar
Jul 26, 2022 - 15:45-17:15 Norm Tubman & Sohaib Alam Lab 1: Quantum Computing Lecture Video
Jul 27, 2022 - 09:30-11:00 Leonardo Banchi Quantum Variational Methods 2 Lecture Slides Video
Jul 27, 2022 - 11:15-12:45 Hank Lamm Field Theory 2 Lecture Slides Video
Jul 27, 2022 - 14:00-15:30 Pietro Silvi Numerical Simulations Lecture Video
Jul 27, 2022 - 15:45-17:15 Anna Grassellino, Alex Romanenko, Silvia Zorzetti SQMS Intro and quantum devices and co-design Discussion Slides Video
Jul 28, 2022 - 09:30-11:00 Nathan Shammah Quantum Error Mitigation 1 Lecture Slides Video
Jul 28, 2022 - 11:15-12:45 Ryan LaRose Error Correction and Error Mitigation 2 Lecture Slides Video
Jul 28, 2022 - 14:00-15:30 Paolo Perinotti Advanced topics in Quantum Simulations Lecture Slides Video
Jul 28, 2022 - 15:45-17:15 Andrea Mari Lab 2: Error Mitigation Techniques Lecture Bonus material Video
Jul 29, 2022 - 09:30-11:00 Andrea Delgado Quantum Machine Learning Seminar Slides Video
Jul 29, 2022 - 11:15-11:45 Silvia Zorzetti Closing Remarks Discussion
Jul 29, 2022 - 11:45-12:45 Lorenzo Maccone Quantum Foundations, time and Field theory Seminar Slides Video