Building an adiabatic quantum computer simulation in the classroom Articles uri icon

publication date

  • May 2018

start page

  • 360

end page

  • 367

issue

  • 5

volume

  • 86

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9505

abstract

  • We present a didactic introduction to adiabatic quantum computation (AQC) via the explicit construction of a classical simulator of quantum computers. This constitutes a suitable route to introduce several important concepts for advanced undergraduates in physics: quantum many-body systems, quantum phase transitions, disordered systems, spin-glasses, and computational complexity theory. (C) 2018 American Association of Physics Teachers.