Laboratoire d'informatique de l'École polytechnique

Talk by Renaud Vilmart: « An introduction to ZX-calculus »

Speaker: Renaud Vilmart
Location: Online
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021, 11:00-12:00

For a new seminar of the proofs and algorithms pole of LIX, we are happy to welcome Renaud Vilmart for a tal entitled An introduction to ZX-calculus.

Abstract: The ZX-Calculus is a powerful graphical language for representing quantum processes, stemming from category theory. Its primitives are close to that of the hardware these processes will supposedly be implemented on, and yet it enjoys some level of abstraction. In particular, it is equipped with an intuitive equational theory, allowing us to relate processes that are equivalent, i.e. that represent the same quantum evolution. The plasticity and the equational theory of the language make it a particularly good candidate for unifying different models of quantum computation, for optimisation, as well as for verifying properties or equivalences of processes.

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