Speaker: Dr. Young-Su Kim
Affiliation: Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology


Quantum computing has been attracted a lot of attention due to the potential applications in many area. Yet, it seems undesirable to implement a fully working quantum computer near in the future. On the other hand, rapid development of noisy intermediate-scale quantum (NISQ) computers opens a new avenue to find practical applications using those imperfect devices with hands. In this talk, I introduce variational quantum eigensolver (VQE) as a possible candidate to provide practical applications using NISQ devices. I will also present the recent efforts to implement and explore VQE using photonic quantum states.

About Physics Seminars

The weekly Physics Seminar series focuses on a broad range of physics research within SMP, along with frequent presentations from visiting researchers. Seminars are usually scheduled for 1.00pm on Tuesdays.

The talks are typically more specialised than a colloquium but are often attended by staff and PhD students across a broad range of areas. Speakers are thus encouraged to include introductory material in the talks.

All SMP researchers and HDR students are encouraged to speak. Please email Glen Harris to register your interest.

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