Spring 2020

Quantum Algorithms -- An Overview of Techniques

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 9:30 am10:30 am

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Calvin Lab Auditorium

In this talk, I will give an overview of techniques for quantum algorithms, and also describe some recently discovered applications. A surprising fact about quantum algorithms is that they are based on a few basic primitives, but the combination and generalization of these techniques give rise to a diverse set of applications. In the talk I will show how the techniques evolved starting from the Deutsch-Jozsa algorithm to, e.g., exponential speed-ups for some problems related to convex optimization.

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