"Quantum simulation of quantum field theory on the light front"

Presented by Peter Love, Tufts University and BNL

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 12:00 pm — Training Room, Bldg 725

Quantum simulation proposes to use future quantum computers to calculate properties of quantum systems. The simulation of quantum field theories by any means is a challenge, and quantum algorithms for problems in fundamental physics are a natural target for quantum computation. We will show that the light front formulation of quantum field theory is particularly useful in this regard. We analyze a simple theory in 1 + 1D and show how computation of quantities of interest in this theory is analogous to quantum algorithms for chemistry that we understand in detail.