## Jacob BiamonteResearch Group Leader |

**Note added Jan 2014. **This profile page is no longer updated. My new homepage is here: Jacob Biamonte

I lead the Quantum Physics Research Division at the ISI Foundation here in Torino. I actively contribute technical blog articles to the Azimuth Project, which is devoted to using methods from Mathematics and particularly, techniques developed in quantum theory, to address environmental challenges. I am working on two research books on mathematical physics which can be found online: *Quantum Techniques for Stochastic Mechanics *and *Tensor Networks in Quantum Theory.* My current work focuses on developing new mathematical tools to model systems and towards a unified theory of networks.

## News and Events

- IQC Workshop on Quantum Computation and Complex Networks, Institute for Quantum Computing, Waterloo, Ontario, 24-26 May, 2013.

## Research Interests

- Mathematical physics, network theory, tensor network states, chemical reaction networks
- Computational and Hamiltonian complexity theory, circuit theory and connections to condensed matter physics
- Quantum algorithms to simulate many-body physics and
*ab initio*chemistry on a quantum computer - I'm a member of the Azimuth Project.

## My Courses

*Quantum Techniques for Stochastic Mechanics, QIC 890/891 Advanced Topics in Quantum Information*, The University of Waterloo, Waterloo Ontario, Canada, (2012).

*Lectures on Tensor Network States, QIC 890/891 Advanced Topics in Quantum Information*, The University of Waterloo (Institute for Quantum Computation, IQC and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, PI), Waterloo Ontario, Canada, (2011).

*Credits for both courses: youtube lectures filmed and edited by Peter J. Kovacs and Craig Hennessey, trailer and interview orchestrated by Colin Hunter.*

## Links

- My old St Peter's College Oxford staff page (2009 to 2011, no longer updated)
- My old page at Oxford University (2007 to 2010, no longer updated)
- My old page at Harvard (2007 & 2008, no longer updated)
- Quantum Information Toolkit for Matlab

## Editorial Boards

*Frontiers in Physics**Natural Computing**Theoretical Computer Science**Journal of Complex Networks, OUP (special issue on "quantum physics and complex networks")*JouFrontiers in Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics - See more at: http://community.frontiersin.org/people/JacobBiamonte/98997#sthash.UrdCYGC0.dpuf

## Experience

- Guest lecturer, Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), University of Waterloo
- Lecturer in Physics, St Peter's College, University of Oxford
- EPSRC Funded Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Oxford
- Research Assistant, University of Oxford
- Research Fellow, Harvard University
- Research Physicist/Consultant, D-Wave Systems, Inc.
*The Quantum Computing Company* - Doctorate from the University of Oxford

## Current Projects

*Inert vs living matter*, Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi), 2013-2015

## A few talks

- Invariant Theory for Matrix Product States,
*Networking Tensor Networks: many-body systems and simulations*,*May 2012, Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual, Benasque Spain.*[Slides PPT and PDF] - Quantum versus Classical Network Structure and Function,
*Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Science (IIIS), Center for Quantum Information (CQI)*, (2011). [PDF of slides]. [YouKu Video] - Penrose Graphical Notation for Tensor Network States,
*Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Seminar Archive*(PIRSA), (2011). [PDF of slides], http://pirsa.org/11080059/ (multiple media formats).

## Books

**A Course on Quantum Techniques for Stochastic Mechanics**with John Baez

235 pages, (2012)

http://arxiv.org/abs/1209.3632

**Lectures on Penrose graphical notation for tensor network states**

with Ville Bergholm

approx. 112 pages, (2012) [draft version]

## Five representative publications

**Categorical Tensor Network States**

with Stephen R.Clark and Dieter Jaksch*AIP Advances*1(4), 042172 (2011).**Racing a quantum computer through Minkowski spacetime***J. Phys. Conf. Ser.*Vol. 1. No. 229. Pages 012020. 2010.**Towards quantum chemistry on a quantum computer**

with B. P. Lanyon et al.,*Nature Chem.*No. 2. Pages 106–111. 2010.**Realizable Hamiltonians for universal adiabatic quantum computers**

with Peter J. Love*Physical Review A*78‚ 012352. 2008.**Non−perturbative k−body to two−body commuting conversion Hamiltonians and embedding problem instances into Ising spins***Physical Review A*77‚ 052331. 2008.

## Five recent publications

**Degree Distribution in Quantum Walks on Complex Networks**with Mauro Faccin, Tomi Johnson, Sabre Kais and Piotr Migdał

Physical Review X (2013)

http://arxiv.org/abs/1305.6078**Solving search problems by strongly simulating quantum circuits**

with T. H. Johnson, S. R. Clark and D. Jaksch*Sci. Rep.***3**:1235 (2013)

http://arxiv.org/abs/1209.6010**Quantum Transport Enhancement by Time-Reversal Symmetry Breaking**

with Zoltan Zimboras, Mauro Faccin, Zoltan Kadar, James Whitfield and Ben Lanyon*Sci. Rep*3:2631 (2013)

http://arxiv.org/abs/1208.4049**Undecidability in Tensor Network States**

with Jason Morton*PRA Rapid Communications*86, 030301(R) (2012)

http://arxiv.org/abs/1205.3315**Algebraically contractible topological tensor network states**

S. J. Denny, J. D. Biamonte, D. Jaksch and S. R. Clark*J. Phys. A: Math. Theor.*45 015309, (2012).

http://arxiv.org/abs/1108.0888