Thursday, September 22, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016 — 9:00 AM EDT
Zak Webb

Zachary Webb of the Department of Physics and Astronomy is defending his thesis:

The computational power of many-body systems

Zak is supervised by Assistant Professor Andrew Childs.

Thursday, September 22, 2016 — 11:00 AM EDT

Single-photon implementation of an indefinite causal order

Lorenzo M. Procopio, University of Vienna

Investigating the role of causal order in quantum mechanics has recently revealed that the temporal distribution of events may not be a-priori well-defined in quantum theory. Although this has triggered a growing interest on the theoretical side, the existence of processes without a causal order is an experimental question. In this talk, I will present an optical implementation of an indefinite causal-order structure called quantum switch for two purposes; to execute an algorithm and to verify a causally non-separable process.

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