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Title: Quantum Algorithms for Collider Physics (Final Report)

Technical Report ·
DOI:· OSTI ID:1688696

The goal of this project was to unite powerful analysis techniques in high-energy physics (HEP) with cutting-edge advances in quantum information science (QIS). Almost every event at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) involves jets, collimated sprays of particles that are copiously produced in proton-proton collisions. Current LHC algorithms to identify and classify jets are constrained by the limits of classical computation. Quantum algorithms could fundamentally change how collider data is analyzed, by speeding up existing classical algorithms and by enabling new quantum jet representations. By exploiting the capabilities of quantum computation, this research confronted the challenge of data analysis in collider physics.

Research Organization:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Organization:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP)
DOE Contract Number:
Report Number(s):
DOE-MIT-0019128; TRN: US2204466
Country of Publication:
United States