1-5 July 2019
The University of Manchester
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Quantum Walks and Neutrinos

Presented by Mr. Farhan CHOWDHURY on 2 Jul 2019 from 14:30 to 14:50
Type: oral presentation
Track: Neutrinos and Non-Accelerator Probes of New Physics


Since the early 1980s, Feynman and others discussed how quantum systems could be efficiently simulated through tools of quantum computation. Such quantum simulations may in fact turn out to be the only way certain phenomena experimentally difficult to realise can be studied, one such phenomena being neutrino oscillations. Though neutrinos are predicted by the standard model to be massless and weakly interacting, experiments have established the contrary, with neutrino oscillations further implying that they can change flavour as a consequence. In addition to pointing towards Physics beyond the Standard Model in this way, neutrino oscillations have also explained physical phenomena well and were key to solving the Solar neutrino problem. Interestingly, work by Molfetta in 2016 and Mallick in 2017 have shown how Quantum Random Walks (QRWs) can be used to not only simulate neutrino oscillations but also give insight into their underlying Physics. QRWs are quantum analogues of classical random walks, and as universal algorithms are an important tool in quantum information theory. They can also be used to simulate quantum systems and a heuristic overview of how QRWs can indeed simulate properties of neutrino oscillations is presented.


Location: Schuster
Room: Moseley Lecture Theatre

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