This website uses cookies to improve your experience. If you continue without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy. You can disable cookies at any time.

On Tuesday, 28 May 2024, from 1:00 am CDT to 1:00 pm CDT, the SEG Library will undergo a major site upgrade. During this time, users will be able to access their accounts, but certain features may be unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.

An approach to seismic inversion with quantum annealing



Quantum computing has advanced enough that solving basic inverse problems in exploration seismology may be beneficial to show proof-of-concept results. The problems solved should be simple enough to work with the current early state of quantum computing hardware, which would be comparable to problems solved in the early stages of classical computing. We introduce an iterative algorithm for solving PDE-constrained optimization problems on a quantum annealer. We then use this method to invert for subsurface P-wave velocity—using a hybrid of classical and quantum computing—in a simple seismic experiment.

Presentation Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Session Start Time: 9:20 AM

Presentation Time: 10:10 AM

Location: Poster Station 11

Presentation Type: Poster