Group Seminar at MPQ & via Zoom: Quantum Optimization with Rydberg Atoms

May 24, 2022

Hannes Pichler, IQOQI
Group Seminar in MPQ lecture hall & via video conference (Zoom)
Tuesday, May 24, 9:00 am (MEZ)

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the group seminar will be a hybrid event, allowing participants to attend the seminar virtually and in-person. This procedure enables us to continue our research, enhance discussions and exchange important information.


Rydberg atom arrays offer novel opportunities to implement quantum information processing protocols. In this talk we discuss a connection between the physics of Rydberg atom arrays and the combinatorial optimization problem of finding large independent sets on a graph. We discuss encoding schemes and various implementations of algorithms designed to find maximum independent sets, approximate solutions, or approaches to sample from distributions over independent sets, as well as their performance.

If you would like to join our group seminar via Zoom, please contact us for more information.

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