Physics Research Conference
Thursday, October 4, 2018
4:00pm to 5:00pmAdd to Cal
East Bridge 201 (Richard P. Feynman Lecture Hall)
What to do with a Near Term Quantum Computer
Edward Farhi, Cecil & Ida Green Professor of Physics, Emeritus, Google/MIT,
In the next few years we will have hardware with tens or maybe hundreds of qubits which can be used to explore quantum algorithms. I will discuss ideas for what algorithms to run on these pre-error corrected devices. In particular I will focus on the Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm and setups for Quantum Machine Learning. I will advocate trying things on quantum devices without proof in advance that they will ultimately outperform classical algorithms.