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SU(2) gauge theory on digital quantum computers

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.

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Event Type: 
Seminar
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Event Date: 
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:30
Location: 
Bob Room
Room #: 
405