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The Quantum Information Structure of Spacetime

1st December 2019 to 1st May 2025
QISS is a fundamental research interdisciplinary initiative in the fields of Quantum Information and Quantum Gravity. QISS aims to found the physics of quantum spacetime on an information theoretical basis, bring within reach empirical access to quantum gravity phenomenology leveraging rapidly advancing quantum technologies, and promote interactions between physicists and philosophers. The broader scope of the consortium is to establish a long term research program that brings together the represented communities, towards the common goal of unravelling the Quantum Information Structure of Gravity.

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.

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