Quantum Information Science and Quantum Computing for Fundamental Physics @ INT and UW
Quantum Information Science and Quantum Computing have the potential to reveal fundamental aspects of our universe that can only be imagined today. A deeper understanding of the behavior of quantum many-body problems and the structure of matter in an array of environments, from the familiar to the extreme, in both relativistic high-energy particle physics and non-relativistic nuclear and condensed matter physics, is expected to accompany such progress. Utilizing entanglement, the defining ingredient of quantum theory, in the precision control of subatomic particles, calculations that are impossible to perform with classical computing may become a reality in the future. Our group is involved in formulating mappings of quantum systems, developing algorithms for their initialization and evolution, and performing computations, on near-term and ideal quantum devices. As these quantum devices are quantum many-body systems themselves, it is anticipated that lattice field theory techniques and results of lattice simulations will play a role in the development of quantum computing, in areas such as quantum error-correction and the formal underpinnings of logical qubits.