Gauge theories are at the heart of our modern understanding of physics, but solving their out-of-equilibrium dynamics is extremely challenging for classical computers. This difficulty is currently spurring a worldwide effort to solve gauge theories on dedicated quantum computing devices. In this webinar hosted by the Quantum Computing and Communication Technical Group, Philipp Hauke from the University of Trento will discuss recent progress towards quantum simulation of gauge theories using ultracold atoms, trapped ions, and superconducting qubits.
First, Hauke will present recent breakthrough experiments, one of which has realized a many-body gauge theory in a 71-site Hubbard model and has certified the fulfilment of Gauss’s law for the first time. Moreover, Hauke will discuss their ongoing theoretical effort to quantify and mitigate the influence of microscopic violations of the local gauge symmetry. Through these discussions, Hauke will aim at outlining a roadmap towards mature and practically relevant quantum simulation of gauge theories.
Subject Matter Level:
• Intermediate - Assumes basic knowledge of the topic
What You Will Learn:
• Recent progress towards quantum simulation of gauge theories using ultracold atoms, trapped ions, and superconducting qubits
Who Should Attend:
• Undergraduate students
• Graduate students
• Postdoctoral Researchers