Simulating Lattice Gauge Theory on a Quantum Computer

Date/Time: 13th January 2005 - ()

Speaker: Dr. Tim Byrnes (NII)

The simulation of lattice gauge theory for the purposes of making QCD calculations is one of the most computationally demanding problems in physics today. Quantum computation offers potentially a method of simulating many body quantum systems efficiently. The simulation of lattice gauge theories on a quantum computer therefore may offer an alternate method for examining such theories. Techniques available for simulating lattice gauge theories are discussed together with some results for a simple lattice gauge model.