KMI School 2024
International Symposium

The 5th KMI school  (KMI school 2024)

Quantum Computing for Particle Physics and Astrophysics
Nagoya University, KMI Science Symposia
March 5-7, 2024


The Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI) was established in 2010 at Nagoya University to explore new frontiers of modern physics beyond the Standard Model. KMI decided to launch the KMI school in 2018, to which we invite distinguished researchers to KMI to have them give their lectures on specific topics every year. The KMI school is intended for graduate school students and young post-docs. We would like you to encourage young members of your groups to join the KMI school.

The 5th KMI School is dedicated to exploring “Quantum Computing and Technology for Particle Physics and Astrophysics” in collaboration with ICEPP (University of Tokyo, co-host).

Quantum computing, an emerging technology, has the potential to change the landscape of particle physics and astrophysics. Its potential lies in unlocking the ability to study phenomena that have been beyond the reach of traditional computing power. This breakthrough has the potential to explore a new era of research, marked by groundbreaking discoveries.

The benefits of applying quantum computing to particle physics and astrophysics are many. Quantum computers have the ability to process information exponentially faster than their traditional counterparts. This opens the door to simulating complex phenomena that were previously considered impossible to study. For example, quantum computers can simulate the conditions of the early universe or accurately model the interaction of particles in high-energy collisions. Such simulations pave the way for a deeper understanding of the fundamental laws of nature and the origins of the universe.

In addition to these core sessions, the event will feature topical seminars focused on quantum computing and quantum sensors in the field of particle physics and astrophysics. These seminars are designed to further enrich the participants’ understanding of the potential applications of quantum technologies in their respective fields.


Lectures/Hands-on: Quantum Computing for Particle Physics and Astrophysics

Koji Terashi, Tatsumi Nitta, Shion Chen, Yutaro Iiyama (ICEPP, University of Tokyo)
Introduction to quantum computation
Representation of physical systems and quantum dynamics simulation
Applications to high-energy experiments (quantum machine learning, tracking, optimization, etc.)
Introduction to superconducting qubits and quantum computers
Introduction to quantum sensors

Topical seminars

 Kosuke Mitarai (Osaka University)
Introduction to Quantum Computation and Its Application in Particle Physics

Sofia Vallecorsa (CERN)
Quantum Machine Learning in High Energy Physics

Raphael Cervantes (FNAL)
Wavelike Dark Matter with SRF cavities and Superconducting Qubits at SQMS

Sam Posen (FNAL)
Overview of the Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems (SQMS) Center, a US Department of Energy Quantum Research Center

Tatsuma Nishioka (Osaka University)
Quantum error correction and high energy physics

Haruna Katayama (Hiroshima)
Analogue black hole solitons in a superconducting transmission line

Yuimaru Kubo (OIST)
Quantum Techonologies with Hybrid Systems

Poster Session

We encourage participants to present their research results at the poster session in the KMI school.
We will not limit their topics to research with quantum computing/sensor, but all the topics related to particle physics and astrophysics are welcome.
A presenter prize will be awarded to those who give the best presentation.


Registration form is here.
Registration fee: FREE
Deadline for registration: Feb. 19, 2024
Deadline for travel support and VISA application: Jan. 12, 2024  

Travel Support

We have travel support for foreign participants to cover their accommodation based on the regulations of Nagoya University (flight and domestic transportation fees will not be covered).
We request applicants to ask supervisors to send a recommendation letter if they are Ph.D students or PostDocs for travel support or VISA application. Details can be found in the registration form.

Organizing Committee

J.Hisano, T.Iijima, Y.Itow, S.Kazama, M. Kitaguchi, H.Miyatake, S.Nojiri, T.Shiromizu (KMI)
S.Chen, Y.Iiyama, T.Nitta, K.Terashi (ICEPP)

Hosted by

Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and Universe (KMI), Nagoya University
International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (ICEPP), University of Tokyo
Nagoya University Institute for Advanced Studies (NAIAS), Nagoya University

Poster File (PDF)