Physics Colloquium

"Studying Quantum Matter on Near-Term Quantum Computers"

Presented by Brian Swingle, University of Maryland and Institute of Advanced Study

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 3:30 pm — Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

From the point of view of fundamental physics, one of the greatest promises of quantum information science is a new set of quantum computational tools for addressing previously intractable problems. However, at present we find ourselves in an age of embodied quantum information, where the substrate carrying the information cannot yet be abstracted away and effects of noise cannot be neglected. Nevertheless, I will argue that such noisy, intermediate size quantum devices may be useful for addressing open problems in quantum many-body physics, and potentially quantum field theory. Using two case studies, I will show how quantum information is informing our understanding of quantum matter and how near-term quantum computers might realistically help.

Hosted by: Rob Pisarski

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