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Title: D-Wave for High Energy Physics

Abstract

aWe analyze different problems in high-energy physics where quantum computing, and namely quantum annealers, may be able to provide an edge in coming years: 1) The training of Restricted Boltzmann Machines (RBM) is a natural problem for quantum annealers. We explore RBM trained on a D-Wave machine for classification of galaxy morphologies, including a discussion of how to obtain a Boltzmann distribution from the annealer. 2) For this study, we cast the problem of explaining and predicting the production of particles in high energy collisions (color recombination) as an optimization problem and employ classical and quantum computing techniques to find solutions. In particular, we present a quadratic unconstrained binary optimization (QUBO) formulation for quantum annealers. In parallel to these efforts, we also present the cross-platform XACC package for quantum compilation and execution.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [3];  [2]; ;  [3]; ; ;  [3]; ;  [3]
  1. Fermilab
  2. Lockheed Martin, Palo Alto
  3. ORNL, Oak Ridge (main)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1565935
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-POSTER-19-125-QIS-SCD
oai:inspirehep.net:1754639
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Conference
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Caldeira, J., Adachi, S., Delgado, A., Hamilton, K. E., Humble, T. S., Job, J., Kowalkowski, J., McCaskey, A. J., Mrenna, S., Nord, B., Parks, Z., Perdue, G., and Tsaris, A. D-Wave for High Energy Physics. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Caldeira, J., Adachi, S., Delgado, A., Hamilton, K. E., Humble, T. S., Job, J., Kowalkowski, J., McCaskey, A. J., Mrenna, S., Nord, B., Parks, Z., Perdue, G., & Tsaris, A. D-Wave for High Energy Physics. United States.
Caldeira, J., Adachi, S., Delgado, A., Hamilton, K. E., Humble, T. S., Job, J., Kowalkowski, J., McCaskey, A. J., Mrenna, S., Nord, B., Parks, Z., Perdue, G., and Tsaris, A. Tue . "D-Wave for High Energy Physics". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1565935.
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title = {D-Wave for High Energy Physics},
author = {Caldeira, J. and Adachi, S. and Delgado, A. and Hamilton, K. E. and Humble, T. S. and Job, J. and Kowalkowski, J. and McCaskey, A. J. and Mrenna, S. and Nord, B. and Parks, Z. and Perdue, G. and Tsaris, A.},
abstractNote = {aWe analyze different problems in high-energy physics where quantum computing, and namely quantum annealers, may be able to provide an edge in coming years: 1) The training of Restricted Boltzmann Machines (RBM) is a natural problem for quantum annealers. We explore RBM trained on a D-Wave machine for classification of galaxy morphologies, including a discussion of how to obtain a Boltzmann distribution from the annealer. 2) For this study, we cast the problem of explaining and predicting the production of particles in high energy collisions (color recombination) as an optimization problem and employ classical and quantum computing techniques to find solutions. In particular, we present a quadratic unconstrained binary optimization (QUBO) formulation for quantum annealers. In parallel to these efforts, we also present the cross-platform XACC package for quantum compilation and execution.},
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