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Quantum Chromodynamics in the Exascale Era with the Emergence of Quantum Computing

February 27, 2018 - 4:00pm
Martin Savage
UW Seattle

Abstract: A century of coherent experimental and theoretical investigations uncovered the laws of nature that underly nuclear physics — Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) and the electroweak interactions.  While analytic techniques of quantum field theory have played a key role in understanding the dynamics of matter in high energy processes, theybecome inapplicable to low-energy nuclear structure and reactions, and dense systems.  Expected increases in computational resources into the exascale era will enable Lattice QCD calculations to determine a range of important strong interaction processes directly from QCD.  However, important finite density systems, non-equilibrium systems, and inelastic processes are expected to remain a challenge for conventional computation. In this presentation, I will discuss the state-of-the-art Lattice QCD calculations, progress that is expected in the near future, and the potential of quantum computing to address Grand Challenge problems in nuclear physics.

Hosted by Zohreh Davoudi

*Light Refreshments at 3:30pm*

PSC Lobby
College Park, MD 20742