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UNC Physics Colloquium – Jon Engel

August 30, 2021 @ 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:


August 30, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Phillips 215
120 E. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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