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Human monkeys are used to thinking about the problem of

choosing from a set of objects according to some desired, biased, probability

distribution. Just think about how you chose your partner(s). Even when it is

easy for you to do such a sampling, it can be difficult to do a quantum

sampling (Q-Sampling) of the same distribution. By Q-Sampling I mean the

creation of a coherent superposition of states of such objects whose amplitudes

are the (square roots of) of the specified distribution. In this talk I will

discuss what we do know about this problem, why it is interesting, and will

discuss how it can let us achieve tasks with quantum information that are

provably impossible classically.

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Seminar

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Event Date:

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 14:00 to 15:30

Location:

Lazaridis Theatre

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