2-7 June 2019
Simon Fraser University
America/Vancouver timezone
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Quantum magnetism on a chip

Jun 4, 2019, 10:45 AM
BLU 10011 (Simon Fraser University)

BLU 10011

Simon Fraser University

Invited Speaker / Conférencier(ère) invité(e) Symposia Day - Quantum Materials T2-5 Quantum magnetism (DCMMP) | Magnétisme quantique (DPMCM)


Richard Harris (D-Wave Systems)


D-Wave Systems produces superconducting quantum processing units (QPUs) that instantiate the quantum annealing algorithm for solving hard optimization problems. However, these QPUs have also proved to be an interesting platform for studying quantum magnetism within the context of the so-called transverse field Ising model. Recent publications have shown how such QPUs can be used to study paramagnetic-to-spin glass phase transitions and Kosterlitz-Thouless physics as a function of the transverse, or quantum mechanical, degree of freedom in this model. This lecture will provide a brief review of these latter studies and a discussion of ongoing work related to quantum magnetism.

Primary author

Richard Harris (D-Wave Systems)

Presentation materials