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Mukund Raman

Coppell High SchoolClass of 2023Coppell, TX


Hello, my name is Mukund, and I'm currently a senior at Coppell High School. My Polygence project is on the topic of spin glasses, a statistical mechanics phenomenon in which the magnetic spins of particles are aligned randomly. I want to study the properties of these spin glasses and how to compute their ground energy states by converting them into the Max-Cut problem, a graph-based NP optimization problem that can be solved efficiently by using the Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm (QAOA). I chose to work on this project because I wanted to learn more about quantum computing algorithms and explore the unique problem of spin glasses. After completing my project, I'd like to look at how the quantum statistical techniques I used in my research could be applied to NP problems in general, and what insights could be generated from taking such an approach to these problems.


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