Analog quantum simulation is widely considered a step on the path to fault tolerant quantum computation. With current noisy hardware, the accuracy of an analog simulator will degrade after just a few time steps, especially when simulating complex systems likely to exhibit quantum chaos. Here we describe a quantum simulator based on the combined electron-nuclear spins of individual Cs atoms, and its use to run high fidelity simulations of three different model Hamiltonians for >100 time steps. While not scalable to exponentially large Hilbert spaces, it provides the accuracy and programmability required to explore the interplay between dynamics, imperfections, and accuracy in quantum simulation.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)