QSE Quantum Seminar: Language Models for the Simulation of Quantum Many-Body Systems


Event details

Date 11.04.2024
Hour 12:0013:30
Speaker Prof. Juan Felipe Carrasquilla Alvarez
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English

Please join us for the QSE Center Quantum Seminar with Prof. Juan Felipe Carrasquilla Alvarez from ETHZ, who will give the talk "Language Models for the Simulation of Quantum Many-Body Systems" on Thursday April 11.
Location: MA A3 30

Pizzas will be available before the seminar at 12:00. All PhDs, postdocs, students, and PIs are welcome to join us.

TITLE: Language Models for the Simulation of Quantum Many-Body Systems

ABSTRACT:  In this talk, I will discuss our work on using models inspired by natural language processing in the realm of quantum many-body physics. I will demonstrate their utility in solving ground states of quantum Hamiltonians, particularly for ground states of arrays of Rydberg atoms on the Kagome lattice.

Our results align with recent quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) simulations, indicating the absence of a spin liquid phase previously predicted by tensor networks. However, our results also suggest the absence of a spin-glass phase previously predicted via QMC simulations and instead support the existence of a highly frustrated paramagnetic phase.These findings highlight the potential of using language models to explore Rydberg atom array physics on exotic lattices and beyond.

BIO: Prof. Alvarez's research interests lie at the intersection of computational condensed matter physics, quantum computing, and machine learning. He obtained his PhD in Physics from SISSA, the International School for Advanced Studies in Italy. Subsequently, he held positions as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgetown University, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Perimeter Institute, a Research Scientist at D-Wave Systems Inc., and a Research Scientist at the Vector Institute. Since 2024, he has been an Associate Professor of Computational Physics at ETH.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


  • QSE Center


QSE Quantum Seminar