Advanced Seminar: Quantum Computing Architectures
Winter term 2018. Areas of specialization: Solid State Theory/Computational Physics and General Theory of Relativity/Quantum Field Theory. Meetings at 1600 in the Room 0.03 of the THP Neubau. Organizers: Mateus Araújo and Christian Gogolin.
Quantum computers will be capable of solving real-world problems, such as simulating quantum systems and factoring integers, exponentially faster than classical computers can, expanding the universe of what is in practice computable. Because of this promise, quantum computing went from a theoretical curiosity to a billion-euro industry. In this course we will study the different models of quantum computation that exist, and their implementations in the real world.
This seminar will be organized jointly by Mateus Araújo and Christian Gogolin. Students will do a presentation on a selected topic and produce a written summary.
Preliminary list of topics:
- Models of quantum computation:
- Gate model
- Measurement based quantum computation
- Adiabatic quantum computation
- Analogic quantum computers
- Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
- Quantum annealer (D-Wave)
- Ion traps
- Linear optics
- Superconducting qubits
- Quantum algorithms:
- Phase estimation
- Quantum Fourier Transform
- Quantum supremacy (IQP)
- Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm
Quantum mechanics at Bachelor level. A quantum information lecture (e.g. the one from last term) will certainly be helpful.
All meetings will take place at 1600 in the Room 0.03 of the THP Neubau.
The seminar on the 17.12 will exceptionally take place in the Seminarraum Kernphysik, room 111 of the old building.
Add comments to this spreadsheet to choose your topic.
15.10 - Overview of the topics.
22.10 - Introductory Lecture I.
29.10 - Introductory Lecture II.
05.11 - Gate model - Mugdha Zadkar.
12.11 - Measurement based quantum computation - Yannick Winkowski.
19.11 - Adiabatic quantum computation - Dwaipayan Debnath.
26.11 - Nuclear magnetic resonance - Lisa Carow.
03.12 - Quantum annealing - Aprem Joy.
10.12 - Ion traps - Angelos Bampounis.
17.12 - Linear Optics - Alla Bezvershenko.
07.01 - Superconducting qubits - Lukas Franken.
14.01 - Grover's algorithm - Changjun Yeo.
21.01 - Quantum Fourier Transform - Tanul Gupta.
28.01 - Quantum Supremacy - Davi Silva.
04.02 - Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm - Theodoros Diamantidis.
11.02 - Harrow-Hassidim-Lloyd algorithm - Naga Taja.