Request for Information: Impacts From and to Quantum Information Science in High Energy Physics

The Office of High Energy Physics (HEP) in the Department of Energy (DOE) invites interested parties to provide input on topical areas in which progress in quantum information science can inform high energy physics, and on contributions that the high energy physics community can make to advancing quantum information science.

Interested persons may submit comments by email only. Comments must be sent to QISandHEP-RFI@science.doe.gov with the subject line “Quantum Information Science and HEP RFI”. Any attachments must be in one of the following formats: ASCII; Word; RTF; or PDF.

Deadline: February 12, 2018.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of High Energy Physics in the Office of Science seeks input from stakeholders regarding potential research and development in QIS that addresses scientific and technological needs in high energy physics, and regarding capabilities in the high energy physics community that could contribute to the advancement of Quantum Information and Science (QIS). The information received in response to this RFI will inform and be considered by the Office of High Energy Physics in program planning and development. Please note that this RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement, a Request for Proposal, or other form of solicitation or bid of DOE to fund potential research and development work in QIS.

Request for information: The objective of this request for information is to gather input about opportunities for research and development at the intersection of quantum information science and high energy physics, to inform Federal efforts in this area. The questions below are intended to assist in the formulation of comments, and should not be considered as a limitation on either the number or the issues that may be addressed in such comments.

The DOE Office of High Energy Physics is specifically interested in receiving input pertaining to any of the following questions:

  • Fundamental Science :
    • Quantum gravity and emergence of space-time

    • Tensor networks, gauge symmetries, and field theories

    •  Holographic correspondence and black hole physics

    •  Dark matter, dark energy, and physics beyond the Standard Model

    •  Analog simulation and emulation of quantum systems of interest to particle physics

  • Devices, Tools, Approaches, and Techniques:
    • Quantum sensors exploiting superposition, entanglement, and/or squeezing

    • Supporting technologies (superconducting radio frequency cavities, cryogenics, fast feedback and control systems, etc.)

    • Data analysis and background reduction

    •  Machine learning and optimization

    •  Algorithm development

    • Error correction and measurement

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