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IQUIST seminar: "Simulating many-body physics using quantum tensor networks"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
IQUIST
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Sep 7, 2021   11:00 am  
Speaker
Michael Foss-Feig, Honeywell
Contact
Becky McDuffee
E-Mail
mcduffbe@illinois.edu
Phone
217-300-0898
Views
132
Originating Calendar
Physics - IQUIST Seminar

Abstract: Tensor network techniques exploit the structure of entanglement to dramatically reduce the difficulty of simulating quantum systems on classical computers. But these techniques have limitations, and many problems in many-body quantum physics, for example simulating dynamics, remain intractable despite decades of effort to solve them.  Quantum computers offer an alternative route to simulating quantum systems that is in principle efficient, but their small size and limited fidelities have so far prevented solution of problems of real practical interest that cannot be solved classically.  Here we discuss prospects for combining these two techniques by directly representing tensor-network states as quantum circuits, and show that recent developments in quantum hardware make it possible to carry out quantitatively accurate simulations of quantum dynamics directly in the thermodynamic (infinite system size) limit using a small number of qubits. 

 

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