Peter Sarnak, Ph.D.Eugene Higgins Professor of Mathematics
Mathematics and Physical Sciences Lectures are open to the public and will be held at the Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium at the Simons Foundation headquarters in New York City. Tea is served prior to each lecture.
The problem of devising optimally efficient universal gates for quantum computing is one of finding the best generators for rotation groups.
In this lecture, Peter Sarnak will discuss recent developments concerning ‘Golden Gates,’ which are number theoretic generators of U(2). The tools range from groups associated with the platonic solids to modern diophantine problems associated with sums of squares.