Anglo-Portuguese Joint Research Programme, Treaty of Windsor B22/05 and B44/06, 2005-2006, between

- Sougato
Bose (University College London),

Martin Plenio (Imperial College),

Vlatko Vedral (University of Leeds), - Paulo Mateus (CLC and Department of
Mathematics, Instituto Superior
Técnico)
and

Yasser Omar (CEMAPRE and Department of Mathematics, Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão).

The main goal of the project is to study multiparticle quantum walks. Original contributions are expected in the area of quantum walks, namely: the role of entanglement; effects of particle statistics; and applications to the development of new efficient quantum search algorithms.

The project focuses on the following two tasks:

**Discrete quantum walks**: analytical study of multiparticle quantum walks, the role of entanglement and effects of particle statistics.**Quantum algorithms**: design and analysis of search algorithms based on quantum walks.

Last update: April 4, 2006