We were excited to hostÂ Alessandro Ricottone, PhD Candidate at McGill Physics working on theoretical condensed matter, to deliver a seminar at SOCS.

Talk abstract: Quantum annealers are a class of (non-universal) quantum computers devised to quickly find the minimum of a function by exploiting the quantum tunneling and entanglement. Recently D-wave started commercialize their quantum annealers. Describing the D-wave machine and showing how we can use it to find the solution to some famous mathematical optimization problems.

Thanks Alessandro!