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Committed to pursuing cutting-edge research, making groundbreaking discoveries and establishing new research paradigms.
Our quality and well-balanced education places particular emphasis on grit, curiosity and creativity…
At the School of Science, we promote a vibrant and dynamic environment that emphasizes academic excellence, scholarship, innovation and collaboration.
Andrew G. COHEN
ACTING DEAN OF SCIENCE
Events
Seminar, Lecture, Talk | 09 Dec 2021
IAS Center for Quantum Technologies Seminar Series - Benchmarking Analog Quantum Simulators Based on Emergent Randomness
Online Location Instructions This lecture will be conducted online via Zoom. (Meeting ID: 985 5965 3714 / Passcode: 475848)https://hkust.zoom.us/j/98559653714   Abstract One of the most basic tasks to characterize analog quantum simulators is to estimate the many-body fidelity between an ideal target state and the state obtained from experiments. In this talk, the speaker will present a simple and efficient benchmarking method that requires minimal experimental control. It only requires time-evolving a quantum system under its natural ergodic dynamics, followed by measurements in a fixed local basis. At its core, the method is made possible by using a newly-discovered phenomenon that occurs in strongly interacting quantum many-body systems, namely the emergence of universal random statistics. The speaker claims the phenomenon occurs universally in a wide class of ergodic quantum systems at infinite temperature by presenting a number of evidence based on solvable models and numerical simulations. He will discuss his benchmarking protocol based on the emergent randomness, and demonstrate it both numerically for model systems and experimentally using a Rydberg quantum simulator.   About the speaker Prof. Choi Soonwon obtained his BS in Physics from the California Institute of Technology in 2012 and his PhD in Physics from the Harvard University in 2018. He then worked as a Miller Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley before joining MIT as an Assistant Professor in July 2021. Prof. Choi’s research focuses on exploring dynamical phenomena that occur in strongly interacting quantum many-body systems far from equilibrium and designing their novel applications for quantum information science.
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Postgraduate
Programs
Providing students with exposure and hands-on training in innovative, cutting edge methodologies and technologies via research and taught postgraduate education.
Academic Units
Chemistry
Life Science
Mathematics
Ocean Science
Physics
Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry has dynamic, friendly and cooperative faculty members active in all areas of chemical research and whose research is internationally recognized.
Life Science
The mission of the Division of Life Science is to facilitate the advancement of both research and education in the field of biological sciences.
Mathematics
Excellence in research and a commitment to deliver effective and quality teaching programs, are the two pillars on which the Department of Mathematics is based.
Ocean Science
The Department of Ocean Science aims to lead in understanding ocean science and technology, marine conservation, global climate change, management of marine resources, socio-economy and sustainable development.
Physics
The mission of the Department of Physics is captured by the triangle of teaching, research and innovation.
Research
Pushing the boundaries of innovation, making new discoveries and establishing new research paradigms.