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Quantum Emulation
January 26, 20184:00 pm – 5:00 pm (CDT)

Quantum Emulation


Brian La Cour (University of Texas, Austin)


H. Katzgraber



Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy

College Station, Texas 77843

Event Details

The breakdown of Moore's law, coupled with an ever increasing demand for computational power, impel us to seek new paradigms in computing and information processing. The peculiar physics of quantum systems has the potential to solve computational problems in new and more powerful ways. In what ways are quantum computers distinctly different from classical computers? In this talk I will describe a particular approach we have developed for emulating a gate-based quantum computer using only analog electronics. Such a device is capable of exhibiting many of the important features traditionally thought to be uniquely quantum, such as superposition and entanglement, yet is entirely classical in nature. By representing a quantum state by the frequency content of an analog signal, one achieves an inherent "quantum parallelism" that can provide for greater computational efficiency. Finally, I will discuss some new work that uses models of stochastic classical systems to bring us even closer to the quantum world.

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