Quantum annealing and quantum phase transitions

  • SPEAKER : Hidetoshi Nishimori
  • INSTITUTE : Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • DATE : October 14(Wed), 2015
  • TIME : 09:30-10:00
  • PLACE : Rm 1503(Bldg#I,5th), Korea Institute for Advanced Study, South Korea
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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.

The 3rd East Asia Joint Seminar on Statistical Physics