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Quantum Institute : 2014 Quantum Lunch Seminar Schedule


  • 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 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.

Thursday March 27, 2014
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Speaker: David Feder (University of Calgary)

Technical Host: Chris Ticknor

TOPIC: Is fermionic antisymmetry a resource for quantum computation?

The properties of systems of identical bosons or fermions are generically difficult to obtain using classical computers. Quantum field theory suffers from the exponential growth in particle occupation space; alternatively one must calculate increasingly large permanents or determinants. In the fermionic case antisymmetrization appears superficially as entanglement, and indeed even non-interacting fermionic systems violate entanglement area laws. Yet non-interacting quantum systems are trivial to describe as products of single-particle states. An important question is: does quantum statistics alone provide any advantage over classical strategies for solving computational problems? To address this, I will discuss a mapping between free fermions and cluster states, maximally entangled states that are resources for universal measurement-based quantum computation. While from this perspective fermionic antisymmetry is equivalent to maximal entanglement, the resulting states can only be used to perform operations that are efficiently simulatable classically.

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