The 3rd East Asia Joint Seminar on Statistical Physics
Quantum annealing and quantum phase transitions
SPEAKER | Hidetoshi Nishimori
INSTITUTE | Tokyo Institute of Technology
DATE | October 14(Wed), 2015
TIME | 09:30
PLACE | Rm 1503(Bldg#I,5th), Korea Institute for Advanced Study, South Korea
ABSTRACT | Quantum annealing is a quantum-mechanical paradigm to solve combinatorial optimization
problems, represented by an Ising model, and is a quantum alternative to simulated annealing.
The success of quantum annealing is strongly related with the existence or absence of a
quantum phase transition. I will review these facts briefly and present new results on the control
of the order of quantum phase transitions.