A no-go theorem for halting a universal quantum computer

  • Tien D. Kieu
  • Michael Danos
Article

Abstract

A very brief introduction to quantum computing with an emphasis on the distinction between universal quantum computers and quantum networks. We then prove that, under very general and desirable assumptions, it is not possible to check for halting a universal quantum computer without losing the quantum computation.

Keywords

quantum computation 

PACS

03.67.Lx 

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© Akadémiai Kiadó 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tien D. Kieu
    • 1
  • Michael Danos
    • 2
  1. 1.CSIRO MSTSouth ClaytonAustralia
  2. 2.National Bureau of StandardsWashington, D.C.USA

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