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INQNET Seminar

Monday, February 14, 2022
12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Efficient, problem-tailored variational quantum algorithms
Sophia Economou, Professor, Department of Physics, Virginia Tech,


Variational quantum algorithms (VQAs) constitute a class of hybrid quantum-classical algorithms that are investigated primarily for NISQ processors. I will give an overview of these algorithms and narrow the discussion into a crucial part of VQAs, the choice of the parameterized ansatz. I will give highlights from our work on the preparation of compact, problem-tailored ansatze for quantum many-body simulation and optimization.

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Meeting ID: 933 0458 4361

INQNET (INtelligent Quantum NEtworks & Technologies, inqnet.caltech.edu) is a research program that aims to bring together academia, national laboratories, and industry to advance quantum science and technology and address relevant fundamental questions in physics.

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