Condensed Matter Seminar Series

Chaos and quantum computation

Bertrand Georgeot

ITP & CNRS Toulouse (France)

Thursday August 14, 1h30 pm, Room 234, Physics Building

Host: Denis Ullmo

Abstract: Quantum computers hold great promises, since the massive parallelism due to the superposition principle of quantum mechanics may enormously increase the speed of a computational process. Still, they are prone to errors due to disorder and decoherence. The effects of disorder and static imperfections leading to quantum chaos one the operability of a quantum computer will be assessed. Methods for the efficient simulation of classical and quantum chaotic systems on such a quantum processor will also be presented, and the effects of errors on such algorithms discussed.

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