Conceptual understanding through efficient inverse-design of quantum optical experiments

Time: Tuesday 30-Jun-2020 16:00 (This is a past event.)

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Motivation / Abstract
Theseus is an efficient algorithm for the design of quantum experiments, which we use to solve several open questions in experimental quantum optics. The algorithm' core is a physics-inspired, graph-theoretical representation of quantum states, which makes it significantly faster than previous comparable approaches. The gain in speed allows for topological optimization, leading to a reduction of the experiment to its conceptual core.
Questions Discussed
- how can representing quantum states as graph help with quantum experiment design
- how does this method, that doesn't use training data, compare to other approaches people have taken in terms performance
- what is the role of interpretability in this approach and what implications does that have for generalization 
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