CCNY-based team scripts breakthrough quantum algorithm
ity College of New York physicist Pouyan Ghaemi and his research team are claiming significant progress in using quantum computers to study and predict how the state of a large number of interacting quantum particles evolves over time. This was done by developing a quantum algorithm that they run on an IBM quantum computer. “To the best of our knowledge, such particular quantum algorithm which can simulate how interacting quantum particles evolve over time has not been implemented before,” said Ghaemi, associate professor in CCNY’s Division of Science.
Entitled “Probing geometric excitations of fractional quantum Hall states on quantum computers,” the study appears in the journal of “Physical Review Letters.”
The research was done at CCNY -- and involved an interdisciplinary team from the physics and electrical engineering departments – in collaboration with experts from Western Washington University, Leeds University in the UK; and Schlumberger-Doll Research Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The research was funded by the National Science Foundation and Britain’s Engineering and Science Research Council.
*WWU Postdoctoral Research Associate Ammar Kirmani is lead author on the study referenced.