Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2020
Volume 65, Number 1
Monday–Friday, March 2–6, 2020; Denver, Colorado
Session J08: NISQ: Quantum Chemistry and Quantum Simulation II
2:30 PM–5:30 PM,
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Sponsoring Unit: DQI
Chair: Abhinav Kandala, IBM TJ Watson Research Center
Abstract: J08.00004 : Simulating quantum field theory in the light-front formulation*
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Gary R Goldstein
The LF formulation allows one to trace the connection between relativistic field theories and quantum chemistry, allowing one to use numerous techniques developed in the last decade. It also provides a promising application for NISQ devices, since for certain calculations one may need of an order of hundred qubits. As an example, we provide a detailed algorithm for calculating analogues of QCD parton distribution functions in a simple 1+1-dimensional model. We also discuss the generalization to QCD, and provide estimates.
*William Kirby acknowledges support from the National Science Foundation, award number DGE-1842474.
Michael Kreshchuk was supported by the DOE HEP award DE-SC0019452.
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