QuSoft seminar with Sebastian Zur (QuSoft)

Everyone is welcome to attend the seminar for Sebastian Zur with the title ' Multidimensional Quantum Walks' , at CWI or on-line. For the link please contact Jop Briet.
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  • When 06-09-2022 from 11:00 to 12:00 (Europe/Amsterdam / UTC200)
  • Where CWI, room L016 or online
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Everyone is welcome to attend the seminar for Sebastian Zur with the title ' Multidimensional Quantum Walks' , at CWI or on-line.

Abstract:
While quantum walk frameworks make it easy to design quantum algorithms, as evidenced by their wide application across domains,
the major drawback is that they can achieve at most a quadratic speedup over the best classical algorithm.

In this work, we generalise the electric network framework – the most general of quantum walk frameworks, into a new framework that we call the multidimensional quantum walk framework, which no longer suffers from the aforementioned drawback, while still maintaining the original classical walk intuition. We then apply this framework to the k-distinctness problem, to obtain a time complexity that matches the currently best known query complexity by Belovs(2012), as well as to the welded trees problem, where we can solve the problem in a linear number of queries. This talk will focus on the application to k-distinctness.
Joint work with Stacey Jeffery (2208.13492)

For the link please contact Jop Briet by email.