Department of Computer Science AGH and IBM Software Laboratory in Krakow invite to Krakow Quantum Informatics Seminar (KQIS)
•    understand and discuss current problems in quantum informatics,
•    discuss new quantum computing technologies,
•    exchange ideas and research results,
•    integrate information across different research teams,
•    build a community around quantum informatics.
Venue:  Centrum Informatyki (D17) ul. Kawiory 21, 30-055 Kraków, room 1.19

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 9:30-11:00

Filip Galas, Department of Computer Science AGH, Krakow

Topic: Quantum Games on IBM-Q



Considering the rapid development of quantum computing technology, it seems reasonable to ask whether the field of quantum games, considered theoretically since [1], and now finding new applications [2, 3], has a chance for experimental implementation of its achievements on the current IBM Q quantum computers. Their universality and high availability provide excellent conditions for research on quantum games. This talk will give a short introduction to quantum games followed by the presentation of the first published realization of the quantum Prisoner's Dilemma in the Eisert, Wilkens and Lewenstein (EWI) scheme [4] on the IBM Q quantum computer [5]. We will discuss the form of the EWL scheme which meets the requirements of the IBM Q devices, the impact of quantum errors on the game results, and some quantum error correction methods which have been applied to improve these results.


[1] D. A. Meyer, Quantum strategies. Phys. Rev. Lett. 82,1999, 1052–1055.

[2] O. G. Zabaleta, J. P. Barrangú, and C. M. Arizmendi. Quantum game application to spectrum scarcity problems. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 466, 2017, 455–461.

[3] P. Frąckiewicz. Application of the Eisert-Wilkens-Lewenstein quantum game scheme to decision problems with imperfect recall. J. of Physics A: 44, 325304, 2011.

[4] J. Eisert, M. Wilkens, and M. Lewenstein. Quantum games and quantum strategies. Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 1999, 3077–3080.

[5] F. Galas. “Quantum games on IBM-Q” (Unpublished master’s thesis). AGH University of Technology, Kraków, Poland.


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