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Seminar: Quantum resources: What are they and how much are they worth?

Time: 10:00am-11:00am September 23

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Speaker: Dr. Jamie Sikora, Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech

Abstract: In this talk, I will discuss several natural quantum problems and, in particular, how the problems change as the quantum resources change. I will show how to take an economics perspective to assign a "shadow price" to each quantum resource. To do this, I will use optimization theory and show that shadow prices are often given "for free" if you know where to look for them.

No knowledge about economics, optimization theory, or quantum theory is needed for this talk. This is joint work with Gary Au (University of Saskatchewan).

Bio: Jamie Sikora received his PhD from the Institute for Quantum Computing and the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. He did postdoctoral research at Université Paris Diderot, National University of Singapore, and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He is currently an assistant professor at Virginia Tech in the Computer Science department.

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