On April 10, 2020, the Inamori Foundation announced the 2020 fellows for the Inamori Research Institute for Science (InaRIS) Fellowship Program. As the first two InaRIS fellows for this new program, Tadashi Takayanagi (Professor, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University) and Atsushi Noguchi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Art and Sciences, The University of Tokyo) were selected from 42 applicants.
|Research Topics||Emergence of quantum gravity from quantum entanglement|
|Summary||The Ryu-Takayanagi formula, an equation derived by Dr. Takayanagi and Dr. Ryu, is gaining recognition as it could lead to the elucidation of the quantum gravity theory, a physical principle of gravity at the micro-level. This formula explains how entanglement entropy, a measure how much a given quantum state is quantum mechanically entangled is related to the geometry of the universes, and suggests that the universe described by quantum gravity theory could emerge from quantum information. The purpose of his research is to advance this uniquely creative idea further to elucidate the quantum gravity theory, in quest of the origin of the universe at the micro-level.|
|Research Topics||Ultra-precise quantum manipulations for fault tolerant quantum computation|
|Summary||The quantum state is so fragile that large objects that we can see do not follow quantum mechanics. One of the techniques to prevent the quantum state information from being destroyed is quantum error correction, which makes it possible to handle the state of macrosystems, such as superconducting quantum circuit based on quantum mechanics. This research is intended to develop ultra-high precision quantum control technologies to achieve quantum error correction, create an artificial quantum system with an infinite life, and increase its scale, thus realizing fault-tolerant quantum computation.|