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Friday, January 22, 2021

Friday, January 22, 2021 — 3:30 PM EST

Title: Fast simulation of planar Clifford circuits

Speaker: David Gosset Aflliation: University of Waterloo YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/LjmjiEPTSNo

Abstract:

Clifford circuits are a special family of quantum circuits that can be simulated on a classical computer in polynomial time using linear algebra. Recent work has shown that Clifford circuits composed of nearest-neighbor gates in planar geometries can solve certain linear algebra problems provably faster --as measured by circuit depth-- than classical computers.

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