PIRSA:13030000

Quoins versus Coins

APA

Rudolph, T. (2013). Quoins versus Coins. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/13030000

MLA

Rudolph, Terry. Quoins versus Coins. Perimeter Institute, Mar. 27, 2013, https://pirsa.org/13030000

BibTex

          @misc{ pirsa_13030000,
            doi = {10.48660/13030000},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/13030000},
            author = {Rudolph, Terry},
            keywords = {Quantum Information},
            language = {en},
            title = {Quoins versus Coins},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2013},
            month = {mar},
            note = {PIRSA:13030000 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}
          }
          

Terry Rudolph Imperial College London

Collection
Talk Type Scientific Series

Abstract

Human monkeys are used to thinking about the problem of choosing from a set of objects according to some desired, biased, probability distribution. Just think about how you chose your partner(s). Even when it is easy for you to do such a sampling, it can be difficult to do a quantum sampling (Q-Sampling) of the same distribution. By Q-Sampling I mean the creation of a coherent superposition of states of such objects whose amplitudes are the (square roots of) of the specified distribution. In this talk I will discuss what we do know about this problem, why it is interesting, and will discuss how it can let us achieve tasks with quantum information that are provably impossible classically.