The Quantum Information Structure of Spacetime
QISS was initially conceived from interactions between the Quantum Gravity Group of the Center for Theoretical Physics and the Laboratory of Informatics and Systems at the University of Aix-Marseille, France. It was concretely conceived as an international collaborative project in fundamental research during an exploratory meeting held at the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, in November 2018. QISS took off by a generous three year first phase grant by the John Templeton Foundation awarded to the Center for Space, Time and the Quantum that administers the project. A second phase grant was subsequently awarded to the QISS project by JTF.
The QISS consortium is now composed of fourteen research groups and several affiliates, bringing together 100+ researchers in fundamental physics and computer science. QISS supports post-doctoral fellowships, PhD scholarships, workshops, conferences, research schools and visiting programs.