Quo Vadis quantum annealing?
1 Theoretical Physics Department, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science 2A & 2B Raja S. C. Mullick Road, Kolkata 700032, India
2 Department of Liberal Arts, Saitama Medical University 38 Moro-hongo, Moroyama, Saitama 350-0495, Japan
Received: 24 July 2014
Revised: 16 December 2014
Published online: 5 February 2015
In this article we sketch a broad outline of quantum annealing as a framework for realizing analog quantum computation. We provide a short review of the basic ideas and discuss some issues relevant to the current scenario of condensed matter physics and quantum computation.
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