Nick Bronn: "Quantum Simulation with Noisy Superconducting Quantum Computers"

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Elings Hall 1601
Nick Bronn


The simulation of quantum systems was Feynman’s initial promise of quantum computers over 40 years ago. Recent implementations have shown competitiveness with tensor network methods for large-scale systems even on noisy quantum computers. In this talk, I'll give an overview of superconducting qubits and quantum simulation within the Qiskit open source framework. I’ll then detail recent simulations of spin lattices and Majorana zero modes from IBM, including the error mitigation techniques that are essential in the current era of noisy quantum hardware. Lastly, I’ll provide an outlook for the field based on the resources required by different simulation algorithms.