Admin Login • Instructor Login • Student Login

Your Support

Departmental Colloquium

The Upside Down World of Random Quantum Systems  
Guest Speaker
Prof. Michael Geller  
Guest Affiliation
UGA Department of Physics and Astronomy  
Thursday, August 16, 2018 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm  
Physics Auditorium (Rm 202)  

I will explain the idea that random quantum states and systems have universal physical attributes that make them all look alike. This is a consequence of a rigorous geometric property of hyperspheres, and is in stark contrast to what we are used to, where the wave functions of a free particle, atom, and oscillator are all different. I will use this idea to motivate a challenge for quantum computers to test for these universal physical attributes, thereby testing whether or not a given simulated quantum system is "typical“.