Simulate particle collision of large accelerators with a quantum computer

The Quantum Technologies for Information Science (QUTIS) group of the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU) tests its theoretical proposal in the trapped ions laboratory of Tsinghua University in Beijing.

In 2011, the QUTIS Group of the UPV / EHU published in Physical Review Letters a novel theoretical proposal to reproduce particle collisions like those of large accelerators without using these impressive infrastructures. Now, with the collaboration of the laboratory of Professor Kihwan Kim of Tsinghua University, in Beijing (China), they have confirmed the validity of the proposal in a quantum simulator of trapped ions. It is published by Nature Communications.In the large particle physics laboratories of the world they have impressive accelerators up to, as is the case of the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research, according to its acronym in French), 27 kilometers in circumference. In these accelerators, very expensive experiments are carried out to study the creation and annihilation of matter. Would it be possible to simulate these collisions in small experiments on the table? The QUTIS Group that the Ikerbasque professor Enrique Solano heads at the UPV / EHU in 2011 proposed a theoretical proposal that seven years later they were able to verify in the trapped ion laboratory of Professor Kihwan Kim, from Tsinghua University.

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