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Quantum Algorithm for Simulating the Wave Equation

October 27, 2017 - 4:00pm
Aaron Ostrander
We present a quantum algorithm for simulating the wave equation. The algorithm uses Hamiltonian simulation and quantum linear system algorithms as subroutines. We use factorizations of discretized Laplacian operators to improve state preparation (relative to other algorithms) and scaling with respect to truncation errors. We will also consider using Hamiltonian simulation for Klein-Gordon equations and Maxwell’s equations.
Joint work with Pedro Costa and Stephen Jordan
*Light drinks and snacks will be provided at 4:00pm with the talk beginning at 4:15pm*
PSC 2136