Tensor networks: from simulations to holography

The workshop will focus on a wide range of topics related to tensor networks. It will be hosted by the Gravity, Quantum Fields and Information group and will take place at the AEI in Potsdam from 6th to 8th March 2019 (Wed-Fri).


Mari Carmen Banuls (Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Germany): Using TNS to solve gauge field theories on the lattice: the (1+1)-dimensional testbed
Alessio Celi (Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austria): Emerging Gauge Theories in 2D Rydberg Arrays
Ignacio Cirac (Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Germany): Discrete and Continuous Tensor Networks and Lattice Gauge Theories 
Philippe Corboz (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands): Simulation of the 2D Hubbard model with iPEPS
Bartlomiej Czech (IAS TU, China): How to glue a spacetime from entanglement wedges
Romuald Janik (Jagiellonian University, Poland): Exact bosonic Matrix Product States (and holography)
Maciej Lewenstein (ICFO and ICREA, Spain): Quantum nonlocality in many body systems [Colloquium]
Esperanza Lopez (Instituto de Física Teórica, Spain): Tensor renormalization group for bosonic fields
Michael Walter (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands): Quantum circuits for the Dirac field in 1+1 dimensions


The schedule of talks is below. All talks will be held in Room 0.01. The Colloquium will be held in the central building.

Workshop schedule

List of participants

Gavin Brennen (Macquarie University, Australia)
Hugo Camargo (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam)
Sayantan Choudhary (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam)
Krzysztof Cichy (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)
Jens Eisert (FU Berlin)
Johanna Erdmenger (Julius-Maximilians-Universitaet, Wuerzburg)
Marek Gluza (FU Berlin)
Michal Heller (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam)
Alexander Jahn (FU Berlin)
Karl Jansen (DESY, Zeuthen)
Ro Jefferson (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam)
Christoph Karrasch (FU Berlin)
Johannes Knaute (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam)
Robert König (TU München)
Augustine Kshetrimayum (FU Berlin)
David Lin (NCTU, Hsinchu, Taiwan)
Ali Mollabashi (Max Planck Institute for Physics)
Daniele Oriti (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam)
Frank Pollmann (Technical University Munich)
Ignacio Reyes (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam)
Daniel Robaina (Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik)
Volker Schomerus (DESY, Zeuthen)
Sukhi Singh (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam)
Victor Svensson (National Centre for Nuclear Research, Poland)
Luca Tagliacozzo (University of Barcelona)
Charlotte Verhoeven (FU Berlin)
Ruben Verresen (Technical University of Munich and MPI-PKS)
Carolin Wille (FU Berlin)
Freek Witteveen (University of Amsterdam)

Practical information

Invited participants will be housed in the on-campus guesthouse, the keys for which may be picked up upon arrival at the reception desk in the central building. The reservation and payment will be taken care of on our end; you don't need to do anything. Additionally, all participants will receive a desk at the institute, and wifi is available throughout the campus.

The easiest way to reach the AEI is by taking one of the trains from Berlin to Golm, from which the institute is a short 5-10 minute walk. Note that depending on the time of day, it may be necessary to change trains in Potsdam Hbf. There are frequent trains between Potsdam and Golm, in addition to a (slower but more frequent) bus service (lines 605 & 606) that stops directly at the campus. More details, including a map of the Max Planck campus, can be found here.

Breakfast and lunch will be available in the on-campus cafeteria, located in the central building. For dinner, there are a wide variety of restaurants in Potsdam. Additionally, there is a REWE supermarket just across the train tracks from the guesthouse, and the latter is equipped with a kitchen if you wish to prepare some basic meals yourself.

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the organizers: Michal Heller and Sukhi Singh