Quantum Perspectives: Simulation

Thursday, December 1, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Quantum mechanics is the most successful theory of physics, giving us the rule book to model phenomenon at the sub-microscopic scale. Knowing the rule book doesn’t necessarily mean it’s easy to follow though. Calculating and modelling quantum systems like complex molecules or materials is computationally demanding for modern computers. However, by mimicking the system of interest with another quantum system, we can explore their properties efficiently and learn a great deal about quantum mechanics itself.

Research in quantum simulation is highly multidisciplinary, with important contributions being made from computer scientists, mathematicians, physicists, chemists, engineers, and more. In this panel, we’ll learn from three researchers at the forefront of the field studying both theoretical quantum simulation capabilities and experimental progress in trapped-atom and solid-state platforms:

  • Na Young Kim, Associate Professor, Institute for Quantum Computing and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Jinglei Zhang, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Quantum Computing and Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Alexandre Cooper-Roy, Senior Technical Lead in Quantum Simulation, Transformative Quantum Technologies

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Quantum Perspectives: A Panel Series celebrates 20 years of quantum at IQC. Over the past two decades, IQC’s leading quantum research has powered the development of transformative technologies, from ideas to commercialization, through research in theory, experiment and quantum applications. This year, we’re celebrating IQC’s 20th anniversary with a panel series exploring all perspectives of quantum, including sensing, materials, communication, simulation and computing.

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