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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences | Mathematics

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November 22, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Faculty/Administration #1140 | Map
656 W. Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free

Speaker: Luca Candelori - Assistant Professor, Wayne State University Department of Mathematics

Title: Superposition and Entanglement in Quantum Computing

Abstract: The goal of quantum computing is to encode and process information using non-classical properties of physical quantum states, mainly superposition and entanglement. In this talk, we will give basic examples of how these two properties can be exploited to gain an apparent advantage over classical computing algorithms. We first discuss the advantages of encoding calculations using superposition of quantum states, and the problem of extracting information out of the states themselves. We then move on to entanglement and discuss the problem of classifying the different ways in which particles can be entangled together. This is purely a problem in algebraic geometry, and it is the current research topic of our undergraduate research group. When possible, we will complement the discussion by performing real-time calculations on one of IBMQ’s quantum computers, which are available in the cloud.

For more information about this event, please contact Department of Mathematics at 313-577-2479 or