Unusual properties of quantum walks

Alexander Rivosh, Researcher, the Center for Quantum Computer Science, University of Latvia 24 July 2018, 15:00-16:30 SkolTech, TPOC-4, Nobel str. 1, Red Building, 3rd floor, Room 351   ABSTRACT. Quantum walks proved to be a useful tool for the design of quantum algorithms. Local search, element distinctness, NAND formula evaluation – that is only a few examples for problems where quantum walk based algorithms exist. We consider quantum walk as an algorithmic tool to perform a search on different graphs. We have to take into account an existence of the whole class of exceptional configurations when we use a quantum walk for search applications. Quantum walk based search algorithms fail to[…]

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Quantum Techniques in Stochastic Mechanics – Book Published

Our book is now available through World Scientific Publishing. A preprint of the book remains open access on the arXiv and here. The book was published as Quantum Techniques in Stochastic Mechanics John C. Baez and Jacob D. Biamonte World Scientific Publishing, 276 pages (2018) [link to get the book from WS] The book constructs a detailed analogy between quantum mechanics and the theory of random processes. We called the latter stochastic mechanics. The book should be of interest to graduate students and advanced undergraduates who are leaning quantum theory.  It should also be of interest to reachers working in statistical physics and complex network theory who are interested in using[…]