Aug 8 – 13, 2022
Hörsaalzentrum Poppelsdorf
Europe/Berlin timezone

$D_n$ Lattice Gauge Theory on the Quantum Annealer

Aug 10, 2022, 2:00 PM
CP1-HSZ/1.004 (CP1-HSZ) - HS7 (CP1-HSZ)

CP1-HSZ/1.004 (CP1-HSZ) - HS7


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Michael Fromm


Using D-Wave's quantum annealer as a computing platform, we study lattice gauge theory with discrete gauge groups. As digitization of continuous gauge groups necessarily involves an approximation of the symmetry, we extend the formalism of previous studies on the annealer to finite, simply reducible gauge groups. As an example we use the dihedral group $D_n$ with $n=3,4$ on a two plaquette ladder for which we provide proof-of-principle calculations of the ground-state and employ the known time evolution formalism with Feynman clock states.

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Michael Fromm


Owe Philipsen (Goethe-University Frankfurt) Christopher Winterowd (Goethe University Frankfurt)

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