Quantum computation of heavy quarkonium masses


  • Daniel Gallimore Indiana University Bloomington
  • Jinfeng Liao Indiana University Bloomington




Quantum Computing, Variational Quantum Eigensolver, Cornell Potential, Quark Bound State, Error Mitigation


We perform a quantum calculation of the 1S charmonium mass by simulating the spinless Cornell Hamiltonian on a quantum processor using a variational method. Errors due to a global depolarizing noise channel are corrected with a zero-noise extrapolation method, resulting in good agreement with the known value. We also calculate the 2S mass of charmonium on a noiseless quantum simulator by orthogonalizing with respect to the ground state. This research demonstrates that near-term quantum devices are capable of simulating heavy quark bound states, which are currently under-represented in the literature.


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How to Cite

Gallimore D, Liao J. Quantum computation of heavy quarkonium masses. Supl. Rev. Mex. Fis. [Internet]. 2022 Jun. 29 [cited 2022 Dec. 9];3(3):0308068 1-5. Available from: https://rmf.smf.mx/ojs/index.php/rmf-s/article/view/6137