In recent years, new experimental and numerical tools allowed unprecedented access to the study of the dynamics of complex quantum systems.
The still unresolved quest for the quantum information Holy Graal, the development of an universal quantum computer, resulted in a fast development of different quantum hardware, theoretical models and numerical tools that can be used as quantum simulators.
Era -predicted by Feynmann thirty years ago- has started and is already giving exciting results. Nevertheless every quantum simulation requires the efforts of different expertises that has to be merged: from the theoretical and experimental knowledge about the quantum simulator to the theoretical understanding of the system to be simulated. It is then important that experts from different perspectives talk together, exchange ideas providing open problems to be attacked and possible platforms where questions can be answered. This exploratory workshop wants to be a step in that direction.
Javier Prior Arce
Departamento de Física Aplicada
Address: Paseo Alfonso XIII
30203 Cartagena, Spain
Javier.prior [at] upct.es
Institut für Quanteninformation
Address: Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
89081 Ulm, Germany
Simone.montangero [at] uni-ulm.de