MATH Seminar: “Categorical Quantum Mechanics”, Selman İpek, 2:00PM March 22 2024 (EN)

ou are cordially invited to the Quantum Computing Seminar organized by the Department of Mathematics.

Speaker: Selman İpek (Bilkent University)

“Categorical Quantum Mechanics”

Abstract: Having built up the machinery of dagger SMCs, we revisit the motivating discussion and restate the axioms of quantum mechanics in a categorical language [1, §6]. The Born rule for computing probabilities can be derived from this point of view [1, §6.1]. A number of quantum protocols can also be described within this formalism (e.g., logic gate teleportation and entanglement swapping) with the aid of the diagramatic calculus.


1. Abramsky, Samson, and Bob Coecke. Categorical quantum mechanics.
Handbook of quantum logic and quantum structures 2 (2009): 261-325.
Section 6.

Date: Friday, March 22, 2024
Time: 14:00
Place: SA141 – Mathematics Seminar Room & ZOOM

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