ABSTRACT:
An informal talk about the quantum adiabatic algorithm for solving optimization problems using a quantum computer, and about attempts to simulate this algorithm on classical computers using quantum Monte Carlo. Interestingly, the child's puzzle in this YouTube video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyWXPJSSRw8 will have direct applications to this problem.

Condensed Matter Seminar Wednesday, April 10, 2013 3:30 PM Physics Building, Room 313 Note special date. Note special room. Quantum Information Seminar 
To add a speaker, send an email to physspeakers@Virginia.EDU. Please include the seminar type (e.g. Condensed Matter Seminars), date, name of the speaker, title of talk, and an abstract (if available).