Algebraic Graph Theory Seminar - Harmony Zhan

Monday, October 17, 2022 11:30 am - 11:30 am EDT (GMT -04:00)

Title: An introduction to discrete quantum walks

Speaker: Harmony Zhan
Affiliation: Simon Fraser University
Location: please contact Sabrina Lato for Zoom link

Abstract: A discrete quantum walk is determined by a unitary matrix representation of a graph. In this talk, I will give an overview of different quantum walks, and show how the spectral information of the unitary matrix representation links properties of the walks to properties of the graphs. Part of this talk will be based on the book, Discrete Quantum Walks on Graphs and Digraphs, by Chris and me.