Introduction and Motivation
Recent developments in quantum information systems and technologies offer the possibility to address some of the most challenging large-scale problems in science, whether they are represented by complicated interacting quantum mechanical systems or classical systems. The last years have seen a rapid and exciting development in algorithms and quantum hardware. The emphasis of this summer school is to highlight, through a series of lectures and hands-on exercises and practice sessions, how quantum computing algorithms can be used to study nuclear few- and many-body problems of relevance for low-energy nuclear physics. And how quantum computing algorithms can aid in studying systems with increasingly many more degrees of freedom compared with more classical few- and many-body methods. Several quantum algorithms for solving quantum-mechanical few- and many-particle problems with be discussed. The lectures will start with the basic ideas of quantum computing. Thereafter, through examples from nuclear physics, we will elucidate how different quantum algorithms can be used to study these systems. The results from various quantum computing algorithms will be compared to standard methods like full configuration interaction theory, field theories on the lattice, in-medium similarity renormalization group and coupled cluster theories.
Organizers and main teachers:
Alexei Bazavov (MSU), Scott Bogner (MSU), Heiko Hergert (MSU), Matthew Hirn (MSU), Morten Hjorth-Jensen (MSU), Dean Lee (MSU), Huey-Wen Lin (MSU), and Andrea Shindler (MSU)
Morten Hjorth-Jensen, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, see https://indico.frib.msu.edu/event/54/ and https://github.com/NuclearPhysicsWorkshops/FRIB-TASummerSchoolQuantumComputing for a tentative program and schedule.
The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams is pleased to open nominations for the 2022 FRIB Achievement Award for Early Career Researchers. The awards are intended to recognize one outstanding experimentalist and one outstanding theorist in nuclear science, no more than six years past their PhD award date at the time of the nomination deadline, who have made a significant contribution toward FRIB science. This contribution need not directly involve an FRIB experiment. Awardees will receive a plaque with the awardee's name and institution, $3,000 of participant support to attend the annual Low Energy Community Meeting (LECM), and an invitation to present the awarded work at the LECM.
Nominations, due by 8pm EST on March 1st, require three letters of support (one of which is from the nominator), a one-page summary from the nominee of the contribution and impact of their work on FRIB, and copies of up to three related publications. Self-nominations will not be accepted. A nomination form can be found here: https://forms.gle/pKZRiZJ7veaRCdUeA . Once the nomination form is submitted, the letters, summary, and preprints must be emailed to the FRIBUOEC Secretary.
Full details of the award, eligibility, and selection criterion can be found here. Questions regarding the nomination process may be directed to Kelly Chipps (chippska AT ornl DOT gov).
The FRIB Theory Alliance conducted a search for two new FRIB theory fellows in the Fall of 2021. The search committee received excellent applications and selected a shortlist of five. The interviews took place in-person in December 2021. Following the recommendation of the search committee Anna McCoy and Chien-Yeah Seng were selected as the two new FRIB theory fellows. Anna research plan is to explore symmetries in nuclei to characterize their properties at a more fundamental level. Chien-Yeah research plan is to use nuclear processes for searches of physics beyond the standard model. Anna will be hosted by Florida State University and Chien-Yeah will be hosted by University of Washington. Please join the FRIB-TA in congratulating Anna and Chien-Yeah and wishing them a successful stay at FSU and UW.
For more details on Fellows see Supported scientists.
Sebastian König, an assistant professor of physics at North Carolina State University (NC State) and FRIB Theory Alliance (FRIB-TA) bridge faculty member, has received a Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award, also known as the NSF CAREER award, is one of the highest awards the foundation bestows upon young faculty in the sciences. https://frib.msu.edu/news/2021/nsf-career.html
During the LECM, the FRIB-TA holds its annual meeting where we showcase the great science being done by our young colleagues - a talented group that now consists of four Bridge Faculty and three Theory Fellows. It is also an opportunity for all of you to actively participate in shaping the FRIB science program.Monday, August 9 presenters
On Wednesday August 11, the FRIB-TA will participate in the plenary session https://indico.frib.msu.edu/event/41/page/457-program.
The U.S. Department of Energy has designated the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at
Michigan State University as an Office of Science user facility. U.S. Secretary of
Energy Dan Brouillette announced the designation at a special ceremony held
outdoors at MSU, under a tent adjacent to FRIB.
The university is establishing FRIB under a cooperative agreement with the DOE Office of Science, supporting the mission of the Office of Nuclear Physics. FRIB will enable scientists to make discoveries about the properties of rare isotopes (short-lived nuclei not normally found on Earth), nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions and applications for society, including in medicine, homeland security and industry. More than 1,400 scientific users are poised to conduct research at FRIB when user operation commences in early 2022.
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Paul Gueye, Associate Professor of Physics at Michigan State University National Superconduction Cyclotron Laboratory shares The (Hidden) Shades of Physics - Perspectives of being a Black Physicist
If you have an interest in forging new or continuing collaborations with European colleagues, this travel grant is for you. Students and postdocs are encouraged to apply.
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Dr Christian Drischler, an FRIB theory fellow since 2020 at MSU, has accepted a tenure-track faculty position in the Physics Department of Ohio University, under the FRIB-TA bridge program.
Christian’s research includes applications of chiral effective theory and many-body perturbation theory to nuclear matter equation of state and neutron stars, as well as Bayesian methods and emulators for nuclear scattering and reactions. Congratulations Christian!
Five scientists who will perform research at FRIB have received 2021 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC) Early Career Research Program. https://frib.msu.edu/news/2021/early-career-awards-2021.html
"FRIB is a discovery machine. It will enable researchers to investigate what holds together the atomic nuclei were made of and how those elements were created.To understand that, scientists study rare isotopes."About FRIB