Visible light exposure of galaxy cluster Abell 2744 from NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and ESO's Very Large Telescope, X-ray data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory & math reconstruction of dark matter location. D. Coe & J. Merten/ESO/NASA/ESA/CXC

Physics Theory Seminar with Alessandro Baroni on Quantum Computing for Nuclear Physics

Alessandro Baroni (Hosted by Piarulli) from Oak Ridge National Laboratory will be presenting the seminar "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.