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Artificial intelligence meets the quantum world

Computational physics lecturer Giuseppe Carleo introduces articial intelligence techniques into the realm of many-body quantum systems. Read more 


New PhDs Awarded

Computational physics group members Medha Soni, Michele Dolfi and Andreas Hehn have succesfully defended their PhD theses recently. Read more 


In memoriam: Diethelm Würtz

Recently Professor Diethelm Würtz at the Institute for Theoretical Physics tragically passed away. Here we wish to remember him and pay tribute to his long-term contributions to our community at ETH. Read more 


International Physics Olympiad 2016

The recently concluded international physics olimpiad took place in Zürich and it was a resounding success. Read more 


Thomas Häner awarded ETH Medal

Computational physics PhD student Thomas Häner has recently been awarded the ETH medal for his Master's thesis Read more 

Latest preprints

Feb 21, 2017 | quant-ph

Designing Adiabatic Quantum Optimization: A Case Study for the Traveling Salesman Problem

Bettina Heim, Ethan W. Brown, Dave Wecker, Matthias Troyer. With progress in quantum technology more sophisticated quant ...

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Feb 18, 2017 | quant-ph

Scaling analysis and instantons for thermally-assisted tunneling and Quantum Monte Carlo simulations

Zhang Jiang, Vadim N. Smelyanskiy, Sergei V. Isakov, Sergio Boixo, Guglielmo Mazzola, Matthias Troyer, Hartmut Neven. We ...

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Jan 30, 2017 | quant-ph, cond-mat.stat-mech

Quantum Monte Carlo Annealing with Multi-Spin Dynamics

Guglielmo Mazzola, Matthias Troyer. We introduce a novel Simulated Quantum Annealing (SQA) algorithm which employs a mul ...

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