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Quantum Spin Glasses, Annealing and Computation

  • Date Published: January 2017
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107113190


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  • Quantum annealing is a new-generation tool of information technology, which helps in solving combinatorial optimization problems with high precision, based on the concepts of quantum statistical physics. Detailed discussion on quantum spin glasses and its application in solving combinatorial optimization problems is required for better understanding of quantum annealing concepts. Fulfilling this requirement, the book highlights recent development in quantum spin glasses including Nishimori line, replica method and quantum annealing methods along with the essential principles. Separate chapters on simulated annealing, quantum dynamics and classical spin models are provided for enhanced learning. Important topics including adiabatic quantum computers and quenching dynamics are discussed in detail. This text will be useful for students of quantum computation, quantum information, statistical physics and computer science.

    • Provides an introduction to classical spin systems and optimization
    • Describes quantum spin glass and quantum annealers as problem solvers
    • Presents recent progress of spin glass theory including replica method, Nishimori line and quantum annealing methods
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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107113190
    • length: 418 pages
    • dimensions: 248 x 188 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.8kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables
    List of figures, Preface
    1. Introduction
    Part I. Quantum Spin Glass, Annealing and Computation:
    2. Classical spin models from ferromagnetic spin systems to spin glasses
    3. Simulated annealing
    4. Quantum spin glass
    5. Quantum dynamics
    6. Quantum annealing
    Part II. Additional Notes:
    7. Notes on adiabatic quantum computers
    8. Quantum information and quenching dynamics
    9. A brief historical note on the studies of quantum glass, annealing and computation.

  • Authors

    Shu Tanaka, Waseda University, Japan
    Shu Tanaka is an Assistant Professor at the Waseda Institute for Advanced Study, Waseda University, Tokyo. He is also PRESTO Researcher at the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). He has worked in various fields of the theory of statistical physics, materials science, and quantum information theory. He has studied both fundamental and application sides of quantum annealing, and has also edited three books on quantum computing. He was a recipient of the 9th Award for the Encouragement of Young Physicists from the Physical Society of Japan (2015).

    Ryo Tamura, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
    Ryo Tamura is a researcher at the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Ibaraki, Japan. He has worked in the field of materials science and, in particular, his research interests focus on magnetic materials, including random spin systems and materials informatics.

    Bikas K. Chakrabarti, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, India
    Bikas K. Chakrabarti is Professor of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics at the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP), Kolkata, India. His research interests include physics of fracture, quantum glasses and the interdisciplinary sciences of optimisation, brain modelling, and econophysics. Professor Chakrabarti is a recipient of the S. S. Bhatnagar Award (1997). He has also received the Outstanding Referee Award of the American Physical Society (2010). He is a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy and the Indian Academy of Sciences.

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