• Jun 29 2012

    UKZN Node Seminar: Dr Hermann Uys

    NITheP cordially invites you to a seminar by:

    Dr. Hermann Uys (CSIR National Laser Centre)

    Date: Friday, 29th June 2012
    Time: 11h30 to 12h30
    Venue: NITheP Seminar Room, H-Block, 3rd Floor

    Title: Quantum Simulation with Trapped Ions

    The Hilbert space of quantum systems grows exponentially in size with particle number. This limits the size of quantum systems that can be modelled in full detail using classical computers. Quantum simulators overcome this problem by using particles that are themselves quantum mechanical to simulate physical problems of interest. Here we discuss the implementation of a trapped ion quantum simulator capable of modelling spin-spin interactions with tuneable interaction range. The simulator consists of 300+ trapped ions, thus operating in regime well beyond the memory reach of classical computers.

    Tea/coffee & biscuits will be served at 11h00