Style-based quantum generative adversarial networks for Monte Carlo events

Carlos Bravo-Prieto, Julien Baglio, Marco Cè, Anthony Francis, Dorota M. Grabowska, Stefano Carrazza
2022 Quantum  
We propose and assess an alternative quantum generator architecture in the context of generative adversarial learning for Monte Carlo event generation, used to simulate particle physics processes at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). We validate this methodology by implementing the quantum network on artificial data generated from known underlying distributions. The network is then applied to Monte Carlo-generated datasets of specific LHC scattering processes. The new quantum generator
more » ... e leads to a generalization of the state-of-the-art implementations, achieving smaller Kullback-Leibler divergences even with shallow-depth networks. Moreover, the quantum generator successfully learns the underlying distribution functions even if trained with small training sample sets; this is particularly interesting for data augmentation applications. We deploy this novel methodology on two different quantum hardware architectures, trapped-ion and superconducting technologies, to test its hardware-independent viability.
doi:10.22331/q-2022-08-17-777 fatcat:6lefybhvn5fchpvnkw5rpb7uyy