P-A Colloquium: Quantum Chromodynamics in the Exascale Era with the Emergence of Quantum Computing
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Speaker: Martin Savage, University of Washington
Title: Quantum Chromodynamics in the Exascale Era with the Emergence of Quantum Computing
Refreshments at 3:30 pm in 1400 BPS.
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018, 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.
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, they become 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.
The speaker has kindly made the slides of this talk available.