Trapped ions as a quantum spin glass annealer
Solving spin glass models is a complex, often NP-hard, task. In this talk, I will discuss a strategy to attack this problem using trapped ions as a flexible emulator of spin Hamiltonians. Studying its dynamics in a slowly decaying magnetic field, such system can be used as a quantum annealer which might be capable of solving hard optimization problems in polynomial time.
Lunch served at 12pm!