Physics Colloquium: Thomas Iadecola, Simulating Quantum Dynamics at the Dawn of Quantum Computing

Wed, Sep 14, 2022 - 04:00 PM — Wed, Sep 14, 2022 - 05:00 PM
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Marshak Science Building, Room 418N, and by Zoom. For details, please contact Sriram Ganeshan,
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Thomas Iadecola
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa


Simulating Quantum Dynamics at the Dawn of Quantum Computing 



Quantum computers offer a new paradigm for computation with the capacity to efficiently solve problems for which no efficient classical solution is known. One of the most promising near-term applications of quantum computers is the simulation of quantum many-body systems, a task with implications ranging from materials to agricultural science. A crucial obstacle in the way of such simulations at present is the accumulation of errors in the execution of quantum gates, which are the building blocks of quantum computations. In this colloquium, I will describe recent simulations of quantum dynamics on IBM quantum computers and discuss several strategies that can be used to mitigate or circumvent such errors. 

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