Christine Muschik’s 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. Dr. Muschik and her team are working on developing new types of quantum-enhanced simulation techniques for fundamental particle interactions.
Their 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.
- Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Physics, 2019
- Emmy Noether Fellowship for faculty-level scientists, 2018
- Elise Richter Fellowship (declined due to relocation to Canada), 2017
- Award of the city of Innsbruck for scientific research, 2016
- Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship, 2011-2013
- Real-time dynamics of lattice gauge theories with a few-qubit quantum computer: https://arxiv.org/abs/1605.04570
- Autonomous Quantum Error Correction and Application to Quantum Sensing with Trapped Ions: https://arxiv.org/abs/1702.08673
- Self-Verifying Variational Quantum Simulation of the Lattice Schwinger Model: https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.03421
- Deterministic quantum teleportation between distant atomic objects: https://arxiv.org/abs/1212.6746
- Entanglement generated by dissipation and steady state entanglement of two macroscopic objects: https://arxiv.org/abs/1006.4344
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