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Trapped ions as a quantum spin glass annealer

November 18, 2016 - 12:10pm
Tobias Grass

Solving spin glass models is a complex, often NP-hard, task. In this talk, I will discuss a strategy to attack this problem using trapped ions as a flexible emulator of spin Hamiltonians. Studying its dynamics in a slowly decaying magnetic field, such system can be used as a quantum annealer which might be capable of solving hard optimization problems in polynomial time.

Lunch served at 12pm!