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Quantum Institute : 2013 Quantum Lunch Seminar Schedule

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  • Coordinator
    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 D. 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

Abstract
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.


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