Cloud Quantum Computing of an Atomic Nucleus
Abstract
Here, we report a quantum simulation of the deuteron binding energy on quantum processors accessed via cloud servers. We use a Hamiltonian from pionless effective field theory at leading order. We design a lowdepth version of the unitary coupledcluster ansatz, use the variational quantum eigensolver algorithm, and compute the binding energy to within a few percent. Our work is the first step towards scalable nuclear structure computations on a quantum processor via the cloud, and it sheds light on how to map scientific computing applications onto nascent quantum devices.
 Authors:

 Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
 Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
 Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
 Publication Date:
 Research Org.:
 Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF); Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
 Sponsoring Org.:
 USDOE Office of Science (SC), Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) (SC21)
 OSTI Identifier:
 1439152
 Alternate Identifier(s):
 OSTI ID: 1438505; OSTI ID: 1593554
 Grant/Contract Number:
 AC0500OR22725; FG0296ER40963; SC0018223; ERKBP57; ERKBP72; ERKJ332; ERKJ335
 Resource Type:
 Accepted Manuscript
 Journal Name:
 Physical Review Letters
 Additional Journal Information:
 Journal Volume: 120; Journal Issue: 21; Journal ID: ISSN 00319007
 Publisher:
 American Physical Society (APS)
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING
Citation Formats
Dumitrescu, Eugene F., McCaskey, Alex J., Hagen, Gaute, Jansen, Gustav R., Morris, Titus D., Papenbrock, Thomas F., Pooser, Raphael C., Dean, David Jarvis, and Lougovski, Pavel. Cloud Quantum Computing of an Atomic Nucleus. United States: N. p., 2018.
Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.210501.
Dumitrescu, Eugene F., McCaskey, Alex J., Hagen, Gaute, Jansen, Gustav R., Morris, Titus D., Papenbrock, Thomas F., Pooser, Raphael C., Dean, David Jarvis, & Lougovski, Pavel. Cloud Quantum Computing of an Atomic Nucleus. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.210501.
Dumitrescu, Eugene F., McCaskey, Alex J., Hagen, Gaute, Jansen, Gustav R., Morris, Titus D., Papenbrock, Thomas F., Pooser, Raphael C., Dean, David Jarvis, and Lougovski, Pavel. Wed .
"Cloud Quantum Computing of an Atomic Nucleus". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.210501. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1439152.
@article{osti_1439152,
title = {Cloud Quantum Computing of an Atomic Nucleus},
author = {Dumitrescu, Eugene F. and McCaskey, Alex J. and Hagen, Gaute and Jansen, Gustav R. and Morris, Titus D. and Papenbrock, Thomas F. and Pooser, Raphael C. and Dean, David Jarvis and Lougovski, Pavel},
abstractNote = {Here, we report a quantum simulation of the deuteron binding energy on quantum processors accessed via cloud servers. We use a Hamiltonian from pionless effective field theory at leading order. We design a lowdepth version of the unitary coupledcluster ansatz, use the variational quantum eigensolver algorithm, and compute the binding energy to within a few percent. Our work is the first step towards scalable nuclear structure computations on a quantum processor via the cloud, and it sheds light on how to map scientific computing applications onto nascent quantum devices.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.210501},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 21,
volume = 120,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {5}
}
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TABLE I: Groundstate energies of the deuteron (in MeV) from nitebasis calculations (E_{N}) and extrapolations to in nite basis size at a given order of the extrapolation formula (6). The upper part shows results from exact diagonalizations in Hilbert spaces with N singleparticle states, and the lower part the resultsmore »
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