we have the pleasure to invite you to the Particle Theory Seminar on Tuesday,
May 31 at 15:15, which will be given by
Joao Barata (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
“Jet quenching in a digital quantum computer”
Abstract: The fast development of quantum technologies over the last decades has offered a glimpse to a future where the quantum properties of multi-particle systems might be more fully understood. So far, quantum computing has seen ample application in areas such as quantum chemistry or condensed matter, but its usage in high-energy physics is still in its infancy. In the particular case of QCD jets, these technologies might offer a way to more fully understand the intricate interference pattern arising from the multi-parton cascade. In this talk, I will discuss an approach to study the evolution of jets in the presence of a background field. I will consider single parton evolution, neglecting radiative energy loss and focusing on momentum diffusion. Using the typical approximations found in jet quenching literature, this problem is easily solved and thus it offers a good first step towards studying full jets. Besides the formulation of the problem in terms of operations on the quantum computer, I will also show some early numerical results using qiskit.
The seminar will be in a hybrid mode, local people are invited to meet in the seminar room D-2-02.
Piotr Korcyl, Jacek Wosiek, Michał Praszałowicz