We show how quantum many-body systems on hyperbolic lattices with nearest-neighbor hopping and local interactions can be mapped onto quantum field theories in continuous negatively curved space. The underlying lattices have recently been realized experimentally with superconducting resonators and therefore allow for a table-top quantum simulation of quantum physics in curved background. Our mapping provides a computational tool to determine observables of the discrete system even for large lattices, where exact diagonalization fails. As an application and proof of principle we quantitatively reproduce the ground state energy, spectral gap, and correlation functions of the noninteracting lattice system by means of analytic formulas on the Poincaré disk, and show how conformal symmetry emerges for large lattices. This sets the stage for studying interactions and disorder on hyperbolic graphs in the future. Our analysis also reveals in which sense discrete hyperbolic lattices emulate the continuous geometry of negatively curved space and thus can be used to resolve fundamental open problems at the interface of interacting many-body systems, quantum field theory in curved space, and quantum gravity.

%8 2019/10/27 %G eng %U https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.12318 %0 Journal Article %D 2019 %T Quantum Simulators: Architectures and Opportunities %A Ehud Altman %A Kenneth R. Brown %A Giuseppe Carleo %A Lincoln D. Carr %A Eugene Demler %A Cheng Chin %A Brian DeMarco %A Sophia E. Economou %A Mark A. Eriksson %A Kai-Mei C. Fu %A Markus Greiner %A Kaden R. A. Hazzard %A Randall G. Hulet %A Alicia J. Kollár %A Benjamin L. Lev %A Mikhail D. Lukin %A Ruichao Ma %A Xiao Mi %A Shashank Misra %A Christopher Monroe %A Kater Murch %A Zaira Nazario %A Kang-Kuen Ni %A Andrew C. Potter %A Pedram Roushan %XQuantum simulators are a promising technology on the spectrum of quantum devices from specialized quantum experiments to universal quantum computers. These quantum devices utilize entanglement and many-particle behaviors to explore and solve hard scientific, engineering, and computational problems. Rapid development over the last two decades has produced more than 300 quantum simulators in operation worldwide using a wide variety of experimental platforms. Recent advances in several physical architectures promise a golden age of quantum simulators ranging from highly optimized special purpose simulators to flexible programmable devices. These developments have enabled a convergence of ideas drawn from fundamental physics, computer science, and device engineering. They have strong potential to address problems of societal importance, ranging from understanding vital chemical processes, to enabling the design of new materials with enhanced performance, to solving complex computational problems. It is the position of the community, as represented by participants of the NSF workshop on "Programmable Quantum Simulators," that investment in a national quantum simulator program is a high priority in order to accelerate the progress in this field and to result in the first practical applications of quantum machines. Such a program should address two areas of emphasis: (1) support for creating quantum simulator prototypes usable by the broader scientific community, complementary to the present universal quantum computer effort in industry; and (2) support for fundamental research carried out by a blend of multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary collaborations with resources for quantum simulator software, hardware, and education.

%8 12/14/2019 %G eng %U https://arxiv.org/abs/1912.06938