PIRSA:19110115

SU(2) gauge theory on digital quantum computers

APA

Stryker, J. (2019). SU(2) gauge theory on digital quantum computers. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/19110115

MLA

Stryker, Jesse. SU(2) gauge theory on digital quantum computers. Perimeter Institute, Nov. 14, 2019, https://pirsa.org/19110115

BibTex

          @misc{ pirsa_19110115,
            doi = {10.48660/19110115},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/19110115},
            author = {Stryker, Jesse},
            keywords = {Other},
            language = {en},
            title = {SU(2) gauge theory on digital quantum computers},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2019},
            month = {nov},
            note = {PIRSA:19110115 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}
          }
          

Jesse Stryker University of Washington

Abstract

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.