Quantum topology seminar

Event Date: 

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Event Location: 

  • 6635 South Hall
Speaker: Modjtaba Shokrian Zini (UCSB)
Title: Efficient Simulation of CFT using Quantum Computer
Abstract: I will explain how to define this problem (the title) which is actually (just like the TQFT case done by Freedman, Kitaev, Larsen, and Wang) two problems: simulation of evolution and simulation of correlation functions. I will do so using the framework of VOA but I may also sometimes refer to some other formulations like Segal's formulation of CFT. I will also look at the problem from the Statistical Mechanics point of view and try to show the results regarding the most trivial case of the problem: The Ising CFT with central charge 1/2.