Applications of Quantum Information in QFT and Cosmology

The University of Lethbridge

from 22 Nov 2021 to 24 Nov 2021

In recent years, quantum information theory (QIT) has become a melting pot between disparate branches of physics. Within the last decade, tools and techniques from QIT are bringing new perspectives into fields such as quantum field theory (QFT) and cosmology, and are inspiring new questions and new research directions.

The goal of this workshop is to highlight how different tools and techniques of QIT are providing new ideas and insights about quantum field theory, quantum many-body systems, and cosmology.

Because of travel restrictions due to the pandemic, the workshop will be in an online/virtual format only. Nevertheless, our goal is to encourage interaction among participants, especially including between researchers and students, to enhance innovative ideas in Quantum Information Theory, Quantum Field Theory, and Cosmology.


<<< Registration Closed, Nov 22, 2021>>>

Links to Recorded Videos:

Links to recorded videos will be posted soon!

Registered participants: You will receive an email when the links and videos are available.

List of Speakers

  • Vijay Balasubramanian (University of Pennsylvania)

  • Robert Brandenberger (McGill University)

  • Shira Chapman (Ben-Gurion University)

  • Bartlomiej Czech (Institute of Advanced Study, Tsinghua University)

  • Johanna Erdmenger (Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg)

  • Tom Hartman (Cornell University)

  • Koji Hashimoto (Kyoto University)

  • Michal Heller (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics)

  • Nick Hunter-Jones (Stanford University)

  • Javier Magan (University of Pennsylvania)

  • S. Prem Kumar (Swansea University)

  • Rob Myers (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)

  • Shinsei Ryu (Princeton University)

  • Gary Shiu (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

  • Vincent Vennin (APC, Paris)

  • Beni Yoshida (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)

  • Ying Zhao (Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Santa Barbara)

Tentative Schedule

See the Detailed Program for titles and abstracts.

PDF version of Schedule

Conference Schedule

Workshop Code of Conduct

All participants, including attendees and organizers will treat each other with respect and conduct themselves in a professional manner that is welcoming to everyone and free from any form of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. Discriminatory, harassing or bullying behaviour or action of any kind will not be tolerated, and will result in immediate removal from this meeting, ban from all our future activities and notification of appropriate authorities, if necessary. This includes but is not limited to any form of sexual harassment, intimidation, threatening behaviour, sustained disruption, use of offensive or demeaning language including inappropriate jokes, unwanted photography, screenshots or recording, making statements based on individual characteristics such as age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, nationality, political affiliation, ability status, educational background, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you believe that you have been subject to or have witnessed behavior that violates this code of conduct, please report it immediately to the organizers at

List of Participants

Participants List

Organizing Committee

Arpan Bhattacharyya, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, (abhattacharyya [at]

Saurya Das, University of Lethbridge, (saurya.das [at]

Shajid Haque, University of Cape Town (shajid.haque [at]

Bret Underwood, Pacific Lutheran University (bret.underwood [at]


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We are pleased to acknowledge generous funding from the following sources:

We also thank the support of the following institutions: