Kavli Quantum Coffee Hour: "On the Road to Using Post-Quantum Supremacy Devices for Simulation"

Aug 27

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Gross Hall 304B

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Presenter

Jarrod McClean, Google

Featuring Jarrod McClean of Google: Quantum simulation looks to be one of those most promising applications for near-term quantum computers. However, even in an optimistic mindset, it is clear that utilizing a post-supremacy device for near-term applications will present a number of challenges. To date, the maximum number of utilized qubits for such applications is significantly smaller than a post-supremacy device, and direct application of previous methods with no modifications could simply prohibit more qubits from giving a better or more interesting answer. In this talk, I will discuss some of these challenges and recent advances in both the algorithms for simulating these problems with lower overheads and mitigating some of these difficulties directly.

Contact

Kenneth Brown
kenneth.r.brown@duke.edu

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