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Tracking a Quantum Particle Using a Quantum Simulator

A fundamental problem studied in Quantum Physics is the behavior of a quantum entity (e.g., electron) in various potentials. Quantum Physics assigns spatial probabilities to the electron at each instant of time.

The question that T.S. Mahesh’s group at IISER Pune asked is can one retrieve these spatial probabilities directly from a quantum simulator and compare the probabilities with the predictions of Quantum Physics. Such a simulation would be a step towards realizing a large scale quantum simulator.  Along with group members Ravi Shankar and

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The Government of India, through the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), has established five Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER).These institutes are located in Bhopal, Mohali, Pune, Kolkata and Thiruvanantapuram.

The IISERs represent a unique initiative in India where teaching and education are totally integrated with state-of-the-art research nurturing both curiosity and creativity in an intellectually vibrant atmosphere of research. Each IISER is an autonomous institution awarding its own Masters and Doctoral degrees.





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