Special YQI-CMT Seminar: Zhenghan Wang, UCSB - “Is the quantum model of computation unique?”

Event time: 
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Location: 
17 Hillhouse Avenue (HLH17 ), Yale Quantum Institute See map
17 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

The circuit model of quantum computing is based on quantum mechanics. If there would be a unique quantum model of computation, then quantum field theories can be efficiently simulated by quantum computers. I will discuss a program to efficiently simulate (1+1)-conformal field theories based on anyonic chains and insights gained from the efficient quantum simulation of TQFTs. The talk is based on the joint work with Shokrian Zini arXiv:1706.08497.

Open to: 
General Public