Dan Gauthier – Introduction to Quirk, Part II

Introduction to Quirk, Part II
Dan Gauthier
November 2, 2018, Physics Research Building Rm. 4138, 12:30-1:30 PM

Abstract: I will continue to introduce Quirk, a freely available online tool for classically simulating a computational processor.  In part 2, I will go through two-qubit gates, the classical Fourier Transform, and the Quantum Fourier transform.  My goal is to explain why a quantum Fourier transform gives an exponential speedup relative to its classical counterpart.

The students taking my Quantum Information Science course in Spring 2018 found this to be a useful tool and I plan on using this more heavily in my future teaching.

See: https://algassert.com/quirk