Quantum Computing for Nuclear Dynamics

  • June 9, 2022, 2:30 pm US/Central
  • Wilson Hall, Curia II
  • Alessandro Baroni, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Noemi Rocco

Quantum Computing holds the promise of enabling calculations of the real-time evolution of quantum systems, with a wide range of applications in nuclear and particle physics. In particular, a fault-tolerant Quantum Computer
would allow calculations of nuclear dynamics beyond the reach of classical computing. In this talk, I will discuss the problem of calculating real-time response functions of nuclear systems on a Quantum Computer, focusing on difficulties originating in lepton-nucleus scattering. After introducing current quantum algorithms best suited to perform state preparation and simulation of quantum dynamics, I will describe their novel implementations on current noisy gate-based quantum computers for simple nuclear Hamiltonians and small-scale neutrino-nucleus models. Finally, I will discuss some of the future directions in exploring the potential of Quantum Computing for Nuclear Physics.