DSc Thesis Contents and Topical Overview (Habilitation)

This Friday at 11:00 am in E-B2-3006 (new campus) and on Zoom Prof. Jacob Biamonte will be presenting a talk which summaries the contents of his Habitation thesis. We kindly offer for you to attend in person or by Zoom. The full information is below.

Title. On the Theory of Modern Quantum Algorithms

By Professor Jacob Biamonte, BS, DPhil (Oxon)

To be delivered Friday 25 September 11:00 am (E-B2-3006)

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Meeting ID: 698 065 281

Passcode: 0ZC7hU

Contents. The computational properties of Hamiltonian ground states are presented as a golden thread connecting the contemporary underpinnings behind advanced techniques to program quantum enhanced processors. Computational complexity theory is used to determine the computational capacity of ground states of physical systems which harnesses natural physical processes as a means to compute. We survey the computational capacity of generalized Ising model Hamiltonian ground states. Universality of quantum computational models are touched on as are limitations of recent approaches to quantum enhanced optimisation algorithms. Details of the proof that variational quantum computation admits a universal model are overviewed.


On the Theory of Modern Quantum Algorithms
Jacob Biamonte, BS, DPhil (Oxon)
Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Thesis (review copy)
Accompanying synopsis (review copy)
arXiv (2020).

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