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Jun 12 – 16, 2023
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
America/Toronto timezone

The Quantum Cartpole

Jun 16, 2023, 10:00 AM
PI/1-100 - Theatre (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)

PI/1-100 - Theatre

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics



Evert van Nieuwenburg (Leiden University)


How do you control something you can not look at? For controlling quantum systems, information on the system’s state could come through weak measurements. Such measurements provide some information, but will inevitably also perturb the system, meaning there is noise both in the state estimation as well as in the measurement. We study a simple single particle quantum setup (the quantum equivalent of the instability problem known as the cartpole problem) and investigate several control methods including reinforcement learning, and compare their performance.

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