Quantum Simulation and Fully Gauged-Fixed Hamiltonians

Particle Physics Theory seminar

Quantum Simulation and Fully Gauged-Fixed Hamiltonians

  • Event time: 2:00pm until 3:00pm
  • Event date: 3rd April 2024
  • Speaker: Dorota Grabowska (Washington University)
  • Location: Room 5326,

Event details

Title: Quantum Simulation and Fully Gauged-Fixed Hamiltonians

Abstract: Constrained Hamiltonians are ubiquitous in fundamental physics, as any gauge theory will result in such a Hamiltonian.
Unfortunately, implementing these Hamiltonians on digital quantum computers poses a number of difficulties, both theoretical and
practical.  In this talk, I will discuss my recent work on constructing and implementing fully gauged-fixed Hamiltonians for
SU(2) lattice gauge theories onto quantum hardware. In particular, I present a generic method for fixing gauge symmetries, as well as a computational basis that is well-suited for near-continuum physics. The resultant Hamiltonian, while more non-local than the original Hamiltonian without any gauge fixing, is not prohibitively expensive to implement; this goes against the common lore that any gauge-fixed Hamiltonian will suffer from a disastrous growth in non-locality.

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