Dr. Rolando D. Somma



      Theoretical Division
      Los Alamos National Laboratory
      Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
     


Research Interests

Quantum information
Quantum physics and foundations
Condensed matter theory
Statistical physics


Some recent publications/preprints (not regularly updated)
  • "Unitary circuit synthesis for tomography of generalized coherent states", R.D. Somma, J. Math. Phys. 60(11):112202 (2019).
  • "Quantum algorithms for systems of linear equations inspired by adiabatic quantum computing", Y. Subasi, R.D. Somma, and D. Orsucci, Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 060504 (2019).
  • "Quantum eigenvalue estimation via time series analysis", R.D. Somma, New J. Phys. 21, 123025 (2019).
  • "Improved implementation of reflection operators", A. Chowdhury, Y. Subasi, and R.D. Somma, arXiv:1803.02466 (2018).
  • “Turbulent Mixing Simulation via a Quantum Algorithm”, G. Xu, A. Daley, P. Givi, and
    R.D. Somma, AIAA Journal 56, 687 (2018).

Some selected recent presentations (not regularly updated)
  • “Quantum algorithms for systems of linear equations", Google Quantum Summer Summit, online (July 2020).
  • "Hamiltonian simulation with quantum computers", LANL Quantum Computing Summer School, online (June 2020).
  • "Hamiltonian simulation", University of Washington, online (May 2020).
  • "Quantum algorithms for systems of linear equations", Quantum machine learning and data analytics workshop, Purdue University, IN (September 2019).
  • "Quantum computing for quantum field theories", Lattice QCD, Santa Fe, NM (August 2019).
  • "Quantum algorithms for systems of linear equations", Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina (May 2019).
  • "What is quantum computing", LANL's colloquium, Los Alamos, NM (January 2019).

Professional experience
  • 2010-present Technical staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, US
  • 2010-present Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, US
  • 2007-2009 Postdoctoral fellow at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, ON, Canada
  • 2005-2007 Director's postdoctoral fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, US
Current students / postdocs
  • Burak Sahinoglu, postdoctoral researcher at LANL. Work on quantum algorithms for HEP.
  • Gopikrishnan Muraleedharan, postdoctoral researcher at LANL. Work on quantum algorithms for quantum simulation.


Available positions
Postdocs: Please contact me or visit www.lanl.gov for details on available postdoctoral positions in quantum information at LANL. Students: The CNLS accepts applications for summer students every year and LANL hosts the quantum computing summer school.