The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 224, Issue 1, pp 17–24 | Cite as

Multivariable optimization: Quantum annealing and computation

  • S. Mukherjee
  • B.K. Chakrabarti
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Quantum Annealing: The Fastest Route to Quantum Computation?


Recent developments in quantum annealing techniques have been indicating potential advantage of quantum annealing for solving NP-hard optimization problems. In this article we briefly indicate and discuss the beneficial features of quantum annealing techniques and compare them with those of simulated annealing techniques. We then briefly discuss the quantum annealing studies of some model spin glass and kinetically constrained systems.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Condensed Matter Physics Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear PhysicsKolkataIndia

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