Research Fields
Particle and Nuclear Physics, Lattice QCD, Quantum Computing
Term and History
2021-07-01 - 2022-04-30 Postdoctoral Researcher (concurrent) (Main: Contract Researcher, Strangeness Nuclear Physics Laboratory, RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science (RNC))
2022-05-01 - Senior Research Scientist

Self-introduction

I'm Etsuko Itou, a Senior Research Scientist. I'm interested in quantum field theories, in particular, quantum chromodynamics (QCD) in extreme regimes. Although QCD in the superfluid phase, which occurs in low-temperature and high-density regimes, is still an unsolved area due to the infamous sign problem, a theoretical understanding is urgently needed in relation to neutron star physics. I am working on various numerical approaches to understanding quantum field theories with the sign problem. For example, I utilize the conventional classical supercomputers to study qualitative properties of modified QCD without the sign problem, and I develop quantum computation algorithms based on a new formula where the sign problem does not emerge.

Awards and Honors

2021 JST SAKIGAKE Researcher

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