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TNT Colloquium: SU(2) gauge theory on digital quantum computers [Duke]

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Jesse Stryker
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Triangle Nuclear Theory Colloquium

Results from the first digital quantum simulation of an SU(2) gauge theory are
presented. This was done by analytically constructing gauge-invariant states and implementing a Trotterized time evolution operator for that basis on superconducting hardware. By using error mitigation techniques, electric energy measurements could be reliably extracted following one Trotter-Suzuki time step. This work is a small but important step toward determining what field-theoretic calculations will be possible using near-term devices.

Contact: Jennifer Solis