Quantum Extreme Universe: Matter, Information, and Gravity

Theoretical physics is often divided into different fields such as particle physics, condensed matter theory, and gravity, depending on the length scale of the logical targets. However, by introducing ideas from quantum information science into the physics of quantum many-body systems, and via their deep connections to quantum gravity, it is becoming clear that what underlies many of these theories is actually the same. This workshop aims to explore the quantum information theoretic connections between these various fields. In particular, we will focus on connections among quantum information, quantum gravity, and both theoretical and experimental quantum matter.

This workshop will be held in collaboration between OIST and the MEXT-KAKENHI-Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (A) funded “Extreme Universe (ExU)” consortium.

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October 21, 2024 (Monday, all day) - October 25, 2024 (Friday, all day)

Invited Speakers

  • Doyeol Ahn (University of Seoul)
  • Jan de Boer (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
  • Chisa Hotta (University of Tokyo, Komaba)
  • Yi-Ping Huang (National Tsing Hua University)
  • Janet Hung (Tsinghua University)
  • Etsuko Itou (YITP Kyoto)
  • Sugumi Kanno (Kyushu University)
  • Josh Kirklin (Perimeter Institute)
  • Don Marolf* (University of California at Santa Barbara)
  • Ramis Movassagh (Google)
  • Yasha Neiman (OIST)
  • Kae Nemoto (OIST)
  • Suvrat Raju (ICTS Bangalore)
  • Renato Renner (ETH Zurich)
  • Allen Scheie (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
  • Antony Speranza (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
  • Tomonori Ugajin (Rikkyo University)
  • Aron Wall (University of Cambridge)
  • Michael Walter (Ruhr University Bochum)
  • Edward Witten (IAS Princeton) [online talk]
  • Zhen-Sheng Yuan (University of Science and Technology China)

More speakers to be announced.

* to be confirmed


Sydney Brenner Lecture Theater (Seminar Room B250) Click to open the full size map in a new tab.

Map of campus with workshop venue indicated.

Talks will also be broadcast online; connection information to follow at a later date.

A banquet dinner will be held on Wednesday October 23rd at the Oriental Hotel poolside venue. (Participation in the banquet dinner is included in the in-person conference registration fee.)

Short Talk/Poster Submission

We will accept applications for poster presentations and a limited number of short talks. You can indicate this in the registration.


Registration is now open at the registration page. Please apply before June 20 for full consideration.


Local Organizers

Gonçalo Araujo-Regado, Julian De Vuyst, Stefan Eccles, Markus Frembs, Fracesco Sartini, Bilyana Tomova (OIST, Qubits and Spacetime Unit)