Quantum Simulation of the Standard Model and Beyond

November 29, 2021
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Online on Zoom

Theoretical Physics, general interest
Dorota Grabowska

Online on Zoom


The Standard Model of Particle Physics, encapsulating the vast majority of our understanding of the fundamental nature of our Universe, is at its core a gauge theory. Much of the richness of its phenomenology can be traced back to the complicated interplay of its various gauged interactions. While massive theoretical and algorithmic developments in classical computing have allowed us to probe many of these aspects, there remain a plethora of open questions that do not seem amenable to these methods. With a fundamentally different computational strategy, quantum computers hold the promise to simulate the dynamics of quantum field theories from first principles, allowing access to ab-initio predictions of observables that are inaccessible using existing techniques on classical computers. In this talk, I discuss the theoretical and algorithmic developments necessary for the implementation of lattice gauge theories onto quantum computers. I also briefly touch upon other quantum computational approaches for particle physics that can be deployed on current quantum hardware.