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

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Refreshments at 3:30 pm in 1400 BPS.

Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018, 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Type: Colloquium
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.

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, 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.

Slides:
The speaker has kindly made the slides of this talk available.