My research project
Quantum computing algorithms for nuclear many-body physics
My PhD project is on developing quantum computing algorithms to solve problems in many-body nuclear physics. Quantum computers have advantages over traditional computers when simulating the time evolution of nuclei with multiple interacting nucleons. This is due to the fact that the basis of quantum computers are qubits, and the power of the quantum computer rises exponentially with the number of qubits. This makes them especially useful for dealing with systems with multiple variables. Hybrid classical-quantum algorithms and quantum machine learning algorithms can be developed to simulate the Hartree-Fock method to approximate solutions to time-dependent many-nucleon models. Hybrid-algorithms work with classical computers to minimise certain problems associated with solely using a quantum computer, such as large error rates and decoherence. By using such methods, calculations can be performed to simulate the vibrational deformation states of nuclei with multiple nucleons.