Nuclear & Particle Physics Seminar - Professor Yannick Meurice, Department of Physics & Astronomy, The University of Iowa

December 3, 2018 - 2:30pm
618 VAN

"Quantum Computation for Lattice Gauge Theory" by Professor Yannick Meurice, Department of Physics & Astronomy, The University of Iowa

Abstract:  We review the tensorial formulation of spin models and lattice gauge theories and the algorithmic aspects of their coarse graining. We show that this reformulation fits the needs for quantum computations.  We discuss concrete proposals for quantum simulation experiments for the Abelian Higgs model and other simple examples in 1+1 dimensions. We report recent calculations (done with Erik Gustafson and Judah Unmuth-Yockey) for real time scattering.