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I will outline our recent approach to a theory of quantum networks, which we base on the graphical tensor calculus of Penrose. We aim to use this approach as a means to unite quantum computation, condensed matter physics and tensor network states with a long history of existing methods and techniques. I will sketch the status of our approach and focus on methods we have developed to reason and control the states created by specific networks of contracted tensors, as well as tensor contractions capturing the key properties of algebraic invariants of operators and states.
I'll discuss my recent results (1108.2255) showing that, once gravity and some technical confusions are taken care of, two classes of potentials one expects to be generic in a landscape, namely ones resulting in thin-wall instantons or with small relative differences in potentials, result in instantons which typically decay rapidly, including exponentially enhanced rates for thin-wall instantons. I'll explain why this is true both generally and in detail and why the previous treatments have gone astray.
d=10 super-Yang-Mills and the superparticle
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