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Many-body localization enables iterative quantum optimization
Speaker: Hsiu-Chung Yeh (University of Minnesota)
We suggest an iterative quantum protocol, allowing to solve optimization problems with a glassy energy landscape. It is based on a periodic cycling around the tricritical point of the many-body localization transition. This ensures that each iteration leads to a non-exponentially small probability to find a lower local energy minimum. The other key ingredient is to tailor the cycle parameters to a currently achieved optimal state (the “reference” state) and to reset them once a deeper minimum is found. We show that, if the position of the tricritical point is known, the algorithm allows to approach the absolute minimum with a given precision in a polynomial time.
Host: Natan Andrei