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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), Michael Di Rosa (C-PCS), 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.

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

Thursday January 26, 2017
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Speaker: James Whitfield (Dartmouth College)

Technical Host: Yigit Subasi

TOPIC: Fermionic algebras for qubits

In this talk, we will discuss various ideas for encoding fermionic algebras into spin algebras in the context of quantum computing. We will distinguish the algorithmic encodings by the spin locality as a proxy for the difficulty of implementation. Among the algorithms covered are the Jordan-Wigner, and the Bravyi-Kitaev transforms and their generalization as a Fenwick data structure. Ideally, listeners will appreciate the diversity of ideas for imposing fermonic dynamics on qubits.

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