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Does Richard Feynman Dream of Electric Sheep? Topics on Quantum Field Theory, Quantum Computing, and Computer Science

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Liu, Junyu (2021) Does Richard Feynman Dream of Electric Sheep? Topics on Quantum Field Theory, Quantum Computing, and Computer Science. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/adtc-ss13. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:05112021-210031085

Abstract

In this thesis, we mainly discuss three topics in theoretical physics: a proof of the weak gravity conjecture, a basic statement in the string theory landscape using the black hole entropy, solving the critical O(3) model using the conformal bootstrap method involving semidefinite programming, and numerical simulation of the false vacuum decay using tensor network methods. Those topics cover different approaches to deep understanding of quantum field theories using concepts and methods of information theory, and computer science with classical and quantum computations.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:High Energy Physics Theory, Quantum Information Science, Computer Science.
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Cheung, Clifford W. (co-advisor)
  • Preskill, John P. (co-advisor)
  • Simmons-Duffin, David (co-advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Patterson, Ryan B. (chair)
  • Cheung, Clifford W.
  • Preskill, John P.
  • Simmons-Duffin, David
Defense Date:3 May 2021
Non-Caltech Author Email:junyuliucaltech (AT) gmail.com
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:05112021-210031085
Persistent URL:https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:05112021-210031085
DOI:10.7907/adtc-ss13
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription
https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP10(2018)004DOIArticle adapted for Chapter 2
https://arxiv.org/abs/2011.14647arXivArticle adapted for Chapter 3
https://arxiv.org/abs/2012.07243arXivArticle adapted for Chapter 4
ORCID:
AuthorORCID
Liu, Junyu0000-0003-1669-8039
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:14142
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Junyu Liu
Deposited On:19 May 2021 16:10
Last Modified:26 May 2021 15:36

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