Adolfo del Campo
Quantum Lunch Location:
T-Division Conference Room, TA-3,
Building 123, Room 121
Quantum Institute: Visitor Schedule
The Quantum Lunch is regularly held on Thursdays in the Theoretical Division Conference Room, TA-3, Building 123, Room 121.
The organizing committee includes Malcolm Boshier (P-21), Adolfo del Campo (T-4 & CNLS), Michael Di Rosa (C-PCS), Armin Rahmanisisan (T-4 & CNLS), Changhyun Ryu (P-21) , Nikolai Sinitsyn (T-4), Rolando Somma (T-4), Christopher Ticknor (T-1), and Wojciech Zurek (T-4).
For more information, or to nominate a speaker, contact Adolfo del Campo.
To add your name to the Quantum Lunch email list, contact Ellie Vigil.
Wednesday August 28, 2013
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Sergio Boixo (Google)
Technical Host: Rolando Somma
TOPIC: Experimental quantum annealing
Quantum annealers solve optimization problems by evolving a known initial configuration at non-zero temperature towards the ground state of a Hamiltonian encoding a given problem. Open system dynamics are an important feature of quantum annealers, and they are not necessarily universal quantum computers. Can quantum effects play a functional role in experimental open system quantum annealers (D-Wave) as they scale up? Can quantum annealers outperform classical optimization algorithms? We will review recent progress in addressing these questions.