Efficient preparation of thermal states of quantum systems: natural or artificial

Cross-posted from https://wsmoses.com/blog/2018/12/18/boaz/Lecturer: Aram HarrowScribes: Sinho Chewi, William S. Moses, Tasha Schoenstein, Ary SwaminathanNovember 9, 2018OutlineSampling from thermal states was one of the first and (initially) most important uses of computers. In this blog post, we will discuss both classical and quantum Gibbs distributions, also known as thermal equilibrium states. We will then discuss Markov chains … Continue reading Efficient preparation of thermal states of quantum systems: natural or artificial