Apr 8 – 12, 2024
Maison MINATEC, Grenoble, FRANCE
Europe/Paris timezone

Partonic collinear structure by quantum computing

Apr 10, 2024, 4:00 PM
Maison MINATEC, Grenoble, FRANCE

Maison MINATEC, Grenoble, FRANCE

3 Parv. Louis Néel, 38054 Grenoble
Regular parallel talk WG1: Structure Functions and Parton Densities WG1


Hongxi Xing (South China Normal University)


We present a systematic quantum algorithm, which integrates both the hadronic state preparation and the evaluation of real-time light-front correlators, to study parton distribution function (PDF) and light cone distribution amplitude (LCDA). As a proof of concept, we demonstrate the first direct simulation of the PDF and LCDA in the 1+1 dimensional Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model. We show the results obtained by exact diagonalization and by quantum computation using classical hardware. The agreement between these two distinct methods and the qualitative consistency with QCD PDFs validate the proposed quantum algorithm. Our work suggests the encouraging prospects of calculating QCD PDFs on current and near-term quantum devices. The presented quantum algorithm is expected to have many applications in high energy particle and nuclear physics.

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Hongxi Xing (South China Normal University)

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