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The complexity of noise : a philosophical outlook on quantum error correction, Amit Hagar, (electronic book)

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The complexity of noise : a philosophical outlook on quantum error correction
Title
The complexity of noise
Title remainder
a philosophical outlook on quantum error correction
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Amit Hagar
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eng
Summary
In quantum computing, where algorithms exist that can solve computational problems more efficiently than any known classical algorithms, the elimination of errors that result from external disturbances or from imperfect gates has become the "holy grail", and a worldwide quest for a large scale fault-tolerant, and computationally superior quantum computer is currently taking place. Optimists rely on the premise that, under a certain threshold of errors, an arbitrary long fault-tolerant quantum computation can be achieved with only moderate (i.e., at most polynomial) overhead in computational cost. Pessimists, on the other hand, object that there are in principle (as opposed to merely technological) reasons why such machines are still inexistent, and that no matter what gadgets are used, large scale quantum computers will never be computationally superior to classical ones. Lacking a complete empirical characterization of quantum noise, the debate on the physical possibility of such machines invites philosophical scrutiny. Making this debate more precise by suggesting a novel statistical mechanical perspective thereof is the goal of this project
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1969-
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Hagar, Amit
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non fiction
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  • Error-correcting codes (Information theory)
  • Quantum computers
  • Statistical mechanics
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adult
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The complexity of noise : a philosophical outlook on quantum error correction, Amit Hagar, (electronic book)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 59-70)
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multicolored
Contents
  • Preface -- Acknowledgments --
  • 1. Introduction --
  • 2. The curse of the open system -- Optimism -- The birth of quantum error correction -- The miracle of active fault-tolerant QEC -- Pessimism -- The Hamiltonian picture -- Those who cannot remember the past -- Two problems in the foundations of SM -- The roots of the open system approach -- There is always a little noise -- Towards more realistic noise models -- Optimal skepticism --
  • 3. To balance a pencil on its tip -- The passive approach to quantum error correction -- Lessons from the foundations of classical statistical mechanics -- To balance a pencil on its tip -- Practical vs. physical possibility --
  • 4. Universality at all cost -- Overview -- Noise, classical or quantum -- Commit a sin twice and it will not seem a crime -- The return of Maxwell's demon -- Progress, or lack thereof -- True and false collapse -- The search for QIMDS -- The ancilla argument -- Progress --
  • 5. Coda --
  • A. The dynamics of an open quantum system -- B. A noiseless qubit -- Bibliography -- Author's biography
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1 electronic text (viii, 71 p. : ill.)
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electronic
Isbn
9781608454907
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digital file. ;
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access
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Label
The complexity of noise : a philosophical outlook on quantum error correction, Amit Hagar, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 59-70)
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Preface -- Acknowledgments --
  • 1. Introduction --
  • 2. The curse of the open system -- Optimism -- The birth of quantum error correction -- The miracle of active fault-tolerant QEC -- Pessimism -- The Hamiltonian picture -- Those who cannot remember the past -- Two problems in the foundations of SM -- The roots of the open system approach -- There is always a little noise -- Towards more realistic noise models -- Optimal skepticism --
  • 3. To balance a pencil on its tip -- The passive approach to quantum error correction -- Lessons from the foundations of classical statistical mechanics -- To balance a pencil on its tip -- Practical vs. physical possibility --
  • 4. Universality at all cost -- Overview -- Noise, classical or quantum -- Commit a sin twice and it will not seem a crime -- The return of Maxwell's demon -- Progress, or lack thereof -- True and false collapse -- The search for QIMDS -- The ancilla argument -- Progress --
  • 5. Coda --
  • A. The dynamics of an open quantum system -- B. A noiseless qubit -- Bibliography -- Author's biography
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 electronic text (viii, 71 p. : ill.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781608454907
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital file. ;
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System details
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader

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