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Quantum Institute : 2017 Quantum Lunch Seminar Schedule


Quantum Initiative: Quantum Lunch

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), Lukasz Cincio (T-4), Diego Dalvit (T-4), Changhyun Ryu (P-21) , Nikolai Sinitsyn (T-4), Rolando Somma (T-4), Yigit Subasi (T-4), Christopher Ticknor (T-1), and Wojciech Zurek (T-4).

For more information, or to nominate a speaker, contact Yigit Subasi or Lukasz Cincio.

To add your name to the Quantum Lunch email list, contact Kacy Hopwood.

Thursday August 10, 2017
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Speaker: Elizabeth Behrman (Wichita State University)

Technical Host: Patrick Coles

TOPIC: Programming quantum computers using machine learning

For decades now demonstration of truly useful large scale quantum computing, with all its tantalizing possibilities, has been "ten years" away. There are four major obstacles: algorithm construction; scaleup; noise; and decoherence. In this talk I will show that a quantum system, acting as a neural network, can construct its own algorithms by learning; that scaleup can be accomplished through "bootstrapping"; and that these systems, and their learning algorithms, are robust to noise and decoherence.

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