On the effect of quantum noise in a quantum prisoner’s dilemma cellular automaton

  • Ramón Alonso-SanzEmail author


The disrupting effect of quantum noise on the dynamics of a spatial quantum formulation of the iterated prisoner’s dilemma game with variable entangling is studied in this work. The game is played in the cellular automata manner, i.e., with local and synchronous interaction. It is concluded in this article that quantum noise induces in fair games the need for higher entanglement in order to make possible the emergence of the strategy pair (QQ), which produces the same payoff of mutual cooperation. In unfair quantum versus classic player games, quantum noise delays the prevalence of the quantum player.


Quantum games Quantum noise Cellular automata 



This work has been funded by the Spanish Grant MTM2015-63914-P. Part of the computations of this work was performed in EOLO, an HPC machine of the International Campus of Excellence of Moncloa, funded by the UCM and Feder Funds.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ETSIAAB (Estadistica, GSC)Technical University of MadridMadridSpain

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