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

Jamie Sikora

Postdoctoral Associate, Perimeter Institute

Thursday, March 26, 2020
9:30am - 10:30am
Zoom Only


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).   


Jamie Sikora received his Ph.D. from the Institute for Quantum Computing and the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Perimeter Institute and his current research focuses on applying optimization techniques to problems in quantum computation.