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Unifying Classical Spin Models Using A Quantum Formalism

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dc.contributor.author de las Cuevas, Gemma
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-28T19:39:51Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-28T19:39:51Z
dc.date.issued 2010-07-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/30936
dc.description.abstract We have recently shown that the partition function of any classical spin model, including all discrete standard statistical models and all Abelian discrete lattice gauge theories, can be expressed as the specific instance of the partition function of a four dimensional Ising lattice gauge theory. This unifies models with apparently very different features (global vs. local symmetries, many body interactions, different dimensions, etc) in a single complete model. The proof of the result uses techniques from quantum information. In this talk we review these mappings and discuss recent developments, including quantum algorithms to approximate the partition function. en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.title Unifying Classical Spin Models Using A Quantum Formalism en
dc.type moving image en
dc.type Other en
dc.description.affiliation Non UBC en
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en


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