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Quantum computing will revolutionize our ability to understand whole new regimes of physics, in particular to understand dynamic properties of quantum systems far beyond our current very limited abilities. It will also enable us to calculate the properties of the densest matter in the universe, the matter that lies at the core of neutron stars and is just now being probed in gravitational wave detections. Nuclear physics is an important player in this revolution, we will be able to understand the core of matter in atomic nuclei, the hot dense matter in the early universe and the complex dynamics being probed in large-scale nuclear physics experimental facilities including Jefferson Lab, RHIC, and soon at the facility for Rare Isotope Facilities, FRIB.

This workshop is being formed to highlight the important role that quantum computing can play in nuclear physics. LANL is an important player in a large-scale collaboration in quantum computing recently funded by the DOE Office of Science, and also an important player in similar projects funded by High Energy Physics and Basic Energy Sciences.

Discussion Topics:

- Quantum Field Theories and quantum computing
- Solving the â€˜sign problemâ€™, finite density quantum systems
- Dynamics in quantum field theories
- Connecting quantum computing to large-scale QCD experiments

- Quantum computing for nuclear many-body theory
- Nuclear structure
- Electroweak response and nuclear dynamics
- Connections to important problems in nuclear astrophysics: neutron stars and supernovae