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Talk by Anne Broadbent from the University of Ottawa: How to Verify a Quantum Computation

Posted in Science & Technology
Jul 12, 2018

Professor Anne Broadbent

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Science Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS)

Speaker:  Prof. Anne Broadbent, University Chair in Quantum Information Processing at the University of Ottawa

Date/Time: Thursday, July 12, 2 p.m.

Location: ARTS 202

Title: How to Verify a Quantum Computation

Summary: Experimental implementations of quantum computers are in their infancy, but already we are faced with the following conundrum: if quantum computers are exponentially more powerful than their classical counterparts, how can we verify the outcome of a quantum computation? In this context, the scientific method of "predict and verify" appears to fail dramatically: these computations are so complex that they are impossible to predict. For a solution to this problem, we turn to theoretical computer science, where it is well established that interaction dramatically increases the power of a verification process.


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