Postdoctoral workshop on “Variational Learning of Quantum Matter”

Mini-conference at the intersection between classical and quantum variational algorithms to study quantum many-body systems.

5 days of focused talks and discussions among the 50 participants on a large terrace with boards and a beautiful view of the Geneva Lake.

We will cover fundamental problems such as embedding symmetries and representational power of variational states, (higher-order) optimization techniques and applications thereof.


  • Max Welling (University of Amsterdam, Microsoft Research)
  • Masatoshi Imada (University of Tokyo)
  • Juan Felipe Carrasquilla (Vector Institute)
  • Sophia Economou (Virginia Tech)
  • Martin Gärttner (Heidelberg University)
  • Tess Smidt (MIT)
  • Titus Neupert (University of Zürich)
  • Alba Cervera Lierta (Barcelona Supercomputing Center)
  • Guglielmo Mazzola (University of Zürich)
  • Thomas O’Brien (Google Quantum)
  • Pauline Ollitraut (IBM)
  • George Booth (King’s College London)
  • Federico Becca (University of Trieste)
  • Faris Sbahi (Google X)
  • Markus Schmitt (University of Cologne)
  • Martin Kliesch (University of Düsseldorf)
  • Yusuke Nomura (RIKEN)
  • Marton Kanasz-Nagy (Max Planck Institute)
  • Attila Szabo (Oxford University)
  • Tom Vieijra (Ghent University)
  • Nobuyuki Yoshioka (University of Tokyo)
  • Irene Lopez Goutierrez (Munich Technical University)
  • And more…

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Bernoulli Center


Filippo Vicentini (EPFL)
Jannes Nys (EPFL)