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Particle, Astrophysics, and Nuclear Physics Seminar

Monday, March 4, 2019
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Storrs Campus
Gant West (Physics Building), P121

Prof. Zohreh Davoudi, University of Maryland.

Towards analog and digital quantum simulations of strongly-interacting dynamics

According to Feynman, quantum computers will be the most suitable platforms to simulate nature. Although as of today, quantum computers with capability and reliability comparable or beyond those of classical computers do not exist, rapid progress in quantum technologies, and a vast growth in interest and resources in quantum information sciences, promise a future in which quantum computation may play an important role in addressing computationally-challenging problems in all areas of sciences and technology. Nuclear and high-energy physics are among the areas in which high-performance computing has been applied successfully to address a range of problems arising from the strong-interactions dynamics. However, our current approach has severe limitations when it comes to investigations of finite-density systems or real-time dynamics. It is believed that a quantum computational approach to such problems is superior to classical approaches, but it remains an open question how to reformulate problems accordingly to harness the quantum advantage on near-term and future devices. This talk will report on some of the progress made in addressing this question in simple strongly-interacting models, with a focus on an ongoing work at the University of Maryland that leverages on the existing quantum hardware, in particular the ion-trap quantum simulator and quantum computer.

Contact:

Prof. L. Jin

Physics Department (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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