Quantum Quenching, Annealing and Computation

  • Anjan Kumar Chandra
  • Arnab Das
  • Bikas K. Chakrabarti

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 802)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. S. Florens, D. Venturelli, R. Narayanan
    Pages 145-162
  3. C. Janani, S. Florens, T. Gupta, R. Narayanan
    Pages 163-175
  4. V. Subrahmanyam
    Pages 201-214
  5. A.K. Chandra, A. Das, J. Inoue, B.K. Chakrabarti
    Pages 235-249
  6. A. Banerjee, A. Pathak
    Pages 297-304
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 305-307

About this book


The process of realizing the ground state of some typical (frustrated) quantum many-body systems, starting from the 'disordered' or excited states, can formally be mapped onto the search of solutions for computationally hard problems. The dynamics through quantum critical points are especially crucial in the context of such computational optimization problems and have been investigated intensively in recent times.

Several successful methods are now well-established, and this volume compiles a collection of introductory reviews on such developments and related aspects. Written by well known experts, these lectures concentrate on quantum phase transitions and their dynamics as the transition or critical points are crossed. Both the quenching and annealing dynamics are extensively covered. The style has been kept as tutorial as possible in order to make this volume a suitable reference for young researchers joining this exciting and burgeoning field of research.



Monte Carlo method Renormalization group classical and quantum Ising model frustrated quantum many-body systems optimization quantum circuits quantum critical points quantum phase transitions quenching and anneiling spin glasses

Editors and affiliations

  • Anjan Kumar Chandra
    • 1
  • Arnab Das
    • 2
  • Bikas K. Chakrabarti
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Applied Mathematics &, Computational ScienceSaha Institute of Nuclear PhysicsKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Theoretical Physics (ICTP)Abdus Salam International Centre forTriesteItaly
  3. 3.Centre for Applied Mathematics &, Computational ScienceSaha Institute of Nuclear PhysicsKolkataIndia

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