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UNC Physics Colloquium – Jon Engel
August 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
UNC Physics Colloquium
Jon Engel, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Why Quantum Computing?”
I provide a basic introduction to the theory of quantum computing and its application in physics. After presenting a toy problem to illustrate general-purpose quantum algorithms, and then discussing a few of the best know algorithms of that type, I turn to the simulation of many-particle quantum systems, focusing on techniques such as the Variational Quantum Eigensolver that promise to be useful in the relatively near future. I end by presenting some work by my research group at UNC, which is dipping a toe into the field.
Lecture will be delivered in-person & via Zoom: https://unc.zoom.us/j/91088111737?pwd=alV3MDlFWlF5bHNzZElFOE8rdEdrQT09