Physics Theory Seminar with Alessandro Baroni on Quantum Computing for Nuclear Physics
Quantum Computing holds the promise of enabling calculations of the real-time evolution of quantum systems, with a wide range of applications in nuclear and particle physics. In particular, a fault-tolerant Quantum Computer would allow calculations of nuclear dynamics beyond the reach of classical computing. In this talk, I will discuss two main problems: the preparation of nuclear ground states and the calculation of real-time response functions of nuclear systems on a Quantum Computer. After introducing current quantum algorithms best suited to perform state preparation and simulation of quantum dynamics, I will describe their novel implementations on current noisy gate-based quantum computers for simple nuclear Hamiltonians and small-scale neutrino-nucleus models. Finally, I will discuss some of the future directions in exploring the potential of Quantum Computing for Nuclear Physics.