JQI Seminar: Michael Foss-Feig


Speaker: Michael Foss-Feig (Quantinuum)

Title: Probing critical states of matter on a quantum computer

Abstract: I will describe Quantinuum’s trapped ion QCCD quantum computers, with a particular focus on the key technical challenges and solutions for realizing mid-circuit measurement and reuse of qubits. In addition to the importance these capabilities play in quantum error correction, they also afford remarkable efficiencies in simulating many-body physics, enabling explorations of physics at length scales well beyond the limits that would be naively guessed from the size of present-day quantum computers. I will discuss recent work utilizing quantum implementations of hierarchical tensor networks to represent critical ground states of spin chains on Quantinuum’s H1 series quantum computers, demonstrating that current quantum computing hardware is already capable of extracting accurate estimates of critical properties of infinite systems.

*Lunch will be served after the seminar only to the individuals that have attended*

At 4pm, there will be a tea in ATL 2117 for our speaker and students/postdocs - this is a chance to ask questions directly to our speaker. Refreshments will be served.