Witnessing objectivity on a quantum computer

Dario A. Chisholm*, Guillermo García-Pérez, Matteo A.C. Rossi, Sabrina Maniscalco, G. Massimo Palma

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Understanding the emergence of objectivity from the quantum realm has been a long standing issue strongly related to the quantum to classical crossover. Quantum Darwinism (QD) provides an answer, interpreting objectivity as consensus between independent observers. Quantum computers provide an interesting platform for such experimental investigation of QD, fulfiling their initial intended purpose as quantum simulators. Here we assess to what degree current Noisy intermediate-scale quantum devices can be used as experimental platforms in the field of QD. We do this by simulating an exactly solvable stochastic collision model, taking advantage of the analytical solution to benchmark the experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number015022
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalQuantum Science and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • collision models
  • objectivity
  • quantum computers
  • quantum Darwinism
  • quantum information


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