"One of the central challenges in quantum information science is to design quantum algorithms that outperform their classical counterparts in combinatorial optimization. In this talk, I will describe a modification of the quantum adiabatic algorithm (QAA) [1] that achieves a Grover-type speedup in solving a wide class of combinatorial optimization problem instances. The speedup is obtained...

In this talk, I'll describe new tomographic protocols for efficiently estimating various fermionic quantities, including both local observables (i.e., expectation values of local fermionic operators) and certain global properties (e.g., inner products between an unknown quantum state and arbitrary fermionic Gaussian states). Our protocols are based on classical shadows arising from random...

Self-Correcting Quantum Many-Body Control using Reinforcement Learning with Tensor Networks

The backbones of modern-day Deep Learning, Neural Networks (NN), define field theories on Euclidean background through their architectures, where field interaction strengths depend on the choice of NN architecture width and stochastic parameters. Infinite width limit of NN architectures, combined with independently distributed stochastic parameters, lead to generalized free field theories by...

"Strong local passivity is a property of multipartite systems from which it is impossible to locally extract energy. Surprisingly, if the system in a strong local passive state displays entanglement, it could be possible to locally activate energy by adding classical communication between different partitions of the system, through so-called ‘quantum energy teleportation’ protocols.

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I will present recent progress in building a rigorous theory to understand how scientists, machines, and future quantum computers could learn models of our quantum universe. The talk will begin with an experimentally feasible procedure for converting a quantum many-body system into a succinct classical description of the system, its classical shadow. Classical shadows can be applied to...

"Motivated by applications in machine learning, we present a quantum algorithm for Gibbs sampling from continuous real-valued functions defined on high dimensional tori. We show that these families of functions satisfy a Poincare inequality. We then use the techniques for solving linear systems and partial differential equations to design an algorithm that performs zeroeth order queries to a...

QuEra is a quantum computing start up located in Boston, spinning off from the groups in the physics and engineering departments of Harvard and MIT. I have spent this fall working at QuEra and will introduce you to the company and its neutral-atom quantum computing technology.