Judah Unmuth-Yockey (Syracuse University)
I will discuss our proposal to quantum simulate the Abelian Higgs model in $1+1$ dimensions. While doing this I will show how the energy gap associated with the inclusion of a static charge shows universal finite-size scaling in the discrete lattice model, and the continuous-time quantum model. This finite-size scaling is identical in both limits. I will briefly go into progress being made in $2+1$ dimensions on the $U(1)$-gauge model.