Physics Club - Roger Melko, University of Waterloo & Perimeter Institute, “Language Models for Quantum Simulation”

Event time: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Sloane Physics Laboratory SPL, Room 57 See map
217 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

As the frontiers of artificial intelligence advance more rapidly than ever before, generative language models like GPT are already causing significant economic and social transformation. In addition to their remarkable performance on typical language tasks - such as generating text from a prompt - language models are being rapidly adopted as powerful ansatze states for quantum many-body systems. In this talk, I will discuss the use of language models for learning states realized in today’s experimental quantum simulators. By combining variational optimization with data-driven learning using qubit projective measurements, I will show how language models are poised to become one of the most powerful computational tools in our arsenal for the design and characterization of quantum simulators and fault-tolerant computers.

Host: Meng Cheng (