## Summary

Strongly-coupled field theories describe both fundamental and applied quantum problems. With the goal of exploring these theories, we are working to develop functional quantum simulators, which take advantage of the phenomenon of superposition. Quantum simulators can perform nontrivial quantum computations more efficiently than classical technology, while requiring less processing power than a universal quantum computer. Through a variety of novel techniques, we are moving to create 2-4 qubit “gauge field” test units. Our goal is to assemble arrays encompassing up to 50 qubits. Along the way, we hope to demonstrate that such arrays can carry out simulations of fundamental physics and complex quantum materials.

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