Friday, August 12 2022
16:00 - 17:00

Ramanujan Auditorium

Building our Universe with Qubits

Shailesh Chandrasekharan

Duke University

The success of the standard model of particle physics is based on the quantum theory of fields where the basic assumptions require us to deal with
concepts of infinity. While the theory of renormalization helps us understand why these infinities are in fact harmless, they are still difficult to
handle computationally, especially within the strongly interacting sector of the standard model that describes nuclear physics. Recent effort to
overcome these computational bottlenecks using quantum computers is motivating us to think of new ways to build our universe with qubits. I will
discuss the basic ideas behind this recent effort and show some recent results that suggest that asymptotic freedom, which is considered a holy grail
of fundamental quantum field theories, may also emerge with qubits.

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