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Simulating Quantum Computing and Communication

Paul Black
Software Diagnostics and Conformance Testing Division, ITL, NIST

Tuesday, September 9, 2003 15:00-16:00,
Room 145, NIST North (820)
Tuesday, September 9, 2003 13:00-14:00,
Room 4550

Abstract: Quantum computers will revolutionize computing and information theory, if we can span many theoretical and practical gaps. To catch up to classical computings decades-long head start, we must simulate quantum systems long before they are built to develop practical architectures and software compilation techniques. Since quantum mechanics may be new to many, I will briefly introduce some of the concepts and mathematics. I'll present the advantages, disadvantages, and difficulties of possible approaches to quantum simulation, and explain QCSim, a quantum simulator developed at NIST, using BB84 as one example. An outline of fascinating open questions and needed work will bring a conclusion.
Contact: A. J. Kearsley

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