May 29, 2018 to June 3, 2018
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center
US/Pacific timezone

Prospects for ab-initio Calculations of Nuclei with Quantum Computing

Jun 1, 2018, 5:50 PM
North Foyer | Kachina Room (Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center)

North Foyer | Kachina Room

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center

44600 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210, USA


Dr Eugene Dumitrescu (ORNL)


In this talk, we report on the first nuclear physics computations performed on quantum computers. Addressing superconducting qubits provided by IBM and Rigetti via cloud servers, we calculate the binding energy of the deuteron to within a few percents. This is achieved by implementing the hybrid classical-quantum variational eigensolver algorithm with a low-depth version of the unitary coupled-cluster ansatz. I will discuss our results, experience, and future directions within the context of the near term noisy quantum computing paradigm.
E-mail [email protected]
Funding source DOE ASCR QCAT, DOE ASCR Testbed Pathfinder, ORNL LDRD

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