# Questions tagged [hamiltonian-simulation]

Hamiltonian simulation is a class of algorithms that, given a Hermitian matrix A, output a quantum circuit implementing an approximation to the unitary exp[iAt].

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### Circuit construction for Hamiltonian simulation

I would like to know how to design a quantum circuit that given a Hermitian matrix $\hat{H}$ and time $t$, maps $|\psi\rangle$ to $e^{i\hat{H}t} |\psi\rangle$. Thank you for your answer.
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### What are examples of Hamiltonian simulation problems that are BQP-complete?

Many papers assert that Hamiltonian simulation is BQP-complete (e.g., Hamiltonian simulation with nearly optimal dependence on all parameters and Hamiltonian Simulation by Qubitization). It is easy ...
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### Obtaining gate $e^{-i\Delta t Z}$ from elementary gates

I am currently reading "Quantum Computation and Quantum Information" by Nielsen and Chuang. In the section about Quantum Simulation, they give an illustrative example (section 4.7.3), which I don't ...
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### Quantum circuit to implement matrix exponential

I want to build a circuit which will implement $e^{iAt}$, where $A= \begin{pmatrix} 1.5 & 0.5\\ 0.5 & 1.5\\ \end{pmatrix}$ and $t= \pi/2$. We see that $A$ can be written as, $A=1.5I+0.5X$. ...
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### Why are diagonal Hamiltonians considered classical?

I've been following UT QML course (http://localhost:8888/tree/UNI/PHD/UT-QML) and during their lecture on the Ising hamiltonian, they point out that the hamiltonian of an Ising model without a ...
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### Simulating a 3-local Hamiltonian Term

This may be a fairly basic question, but in Nielsen & Chuang, the following circuit is given for simulating $\exp\left(-i\Delta t Z_1 \otimes Z_2 \otimes Z_3\right)$: which uses an ancilla qubit ...
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### Number of Qubits Required for Simulation of Caffeine and Penicillin Molecules

I recently read this report from BCG, which stated: For scientists trying to design a compound that will attach itself to, and modify, a target disease pathway, the critical first step is to ...
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### Impact of ordering Hamiltonian terms for Trotterization

In Trotterization, the typical Hamiltonian considered is: $$H = \sum_{p, q} h_{pq} a^{\dagger}_p a_q + \sum_{p, q, r, s} a^{\dagger}_p a^{\dagger}_q a_r a_s$$ Which is then converted into a sequence ...
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### Example of Hamiltonian Simulation solving interesting problem?

Hamiltionian Simulation (= simulation of quantum mechanical systems) is claimed to be one of the most promising applications of a quantum computer in the future. One of the earliest – and most ...
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### What is an example of how a Hamiltonian can be decomposed in terms of Pauli matrices?

I need to see an example of how Hamiltonian, i.e. any Hermitian matrix, can be decomposed into a linear combination of Pauli matrices. I would prefer an option to do this in larger than 2 dimensions, ...
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### Representation of rotation operators $e^{-i\theta(I-Z_1\otimes Z_2 \otimes Z_3)}$ about arbitrary axis for $3$ qubits

I was wondering in how to interpret and represent the operator $e^{-i\theta(I-Z_1\otimes Z_2 \otimes Z_3)}$ for a 3 qubit system in a circuit using qiskit. I was thinking I could just perform an ...
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### Clarification of a procedure to compute the product of the exponential of two matrices

In trying to understand a method outlined here (page 3, subroutine 1). Consider $$R_3 = \begin{bmatrix} 0 & 0 & 1 \\ 0 & 0 & 0 \\ 0 & 0 & 0 \end{bmatrix} .$$ Let $A$ be a ...
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### Why QAOA with $p \rightarrow \infty$ gives the optimal solution?

In the QAOA paper, it is shown that the optimal value of the p-ansatz $M_p$ converges to $\max_z C(z)$ as $p \rightarrow \infty$ on page 10. The proof is to relate to QAOA by considering the time-...
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### How do we determine the direction of a time evolution $e^{-itH}$ on the Bloch sphere?

I have a question about the direction of time evolution on a Bloch sphere: suppose I'm performing a unitary time-evolution $\exp(-iHt/\hbar)$ for a single qubit, then on the Bloch sphere it ...
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### From QUBO matrix to Ising model in Qiskit

Given a general QUBO matrix $Q$ for a quadratic minimization problem, is there a Qiskit way to obtain the Pauli gate list or the Ising model for it? A related question is Qiskit: Taking a QUBO matrix ...
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### How does adding an identity to an Hamiltonian affect the corresponding time-evolution in the Bloch sphere?

For the Hadarmard Hamiltonian, $\hat H = (\hat X+\hat Z)/\sqrt 2$, where $\hat X$ and $\hat Z$ are Pauli matrices. The time evolution of a state under this Hamiltonian could be visualized by a ...
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### What is the correct sign in the unitary evolution operator of a beam splitter?

I'm a bit confused about which is the correct sign in the unitary evolution operator of a beam splitter. In paper Digital quantum simulation of linear and nonlinear optical elements author uses the ...
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### How to implement NM Algorithm for Variational Quantum Eigensolver?

First of all: thanks for reading again. I appreciate the feedback I have gotten from this community the past weeks as I started to feel ready to ask questions about quantum computing topics. I am ...
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### Introductory resources for learning about quantum Hamiltonians

I am seeking introductory resources which will enable me to answer these questions (textbooks, lecture series, etc.): Given a simple quantum system, how do I derive its Hamiltonian? Given a ...
### Definitions of $D_y$ gate in Hamiltonian simulation: are they the same?
I'm reading a Hamiltonian simulation example proposed in this paper. From their notation, the operator $D_y$ (sometimes it's called $H_y$) serves the function to diagonalize the Pauli matrix \$\sigma_y(...