Quantum systems

quantum logic

quantum physics

quantum probability theoryobservables and states

quantum information

quantum computation


quantum algorithms:

quantum sensing

quantum communication

Type theory

natural deduction metalanguage, practical foundations

  1. type formation rule
  2. term introduction rule
  3. term elimination rule
  4. computation rule

type theory (dependent, intensional, observational type theory, homotopy type theory)

syntax object language

computational trinitarianism =
propositions as types +programs as proofs +relation type theory/category theory

logicset theory (internal logic of)category theorytype theory
predicatefamily of setsdisplay morphismdependent type
proofelementgeneralized elementterm/program
cut rulecomposition of classifying morphisms / pullback of display mapssubstitution
introduction rule for implicationcounit for hom-tensor adjunctionlambda
elimination rule for implicationunit for hom-tensor adjunctionapplication
cut elimination for implicationone of the zigzag identities for hom-tensor adjunctionbeta reduction
identity elimination for implicationthe other zigzag identity for hom-tensor adjunctioneta conversion
truesingletonterminal object/(-2)-truncated objecth-level 0-type/unit type
falseempty setinitial objectempty type
proposition, truth valuesubsingletonsubterminal object/(-1)-truncated objecth-proposition, mere proposition
logical conjunctioncartesian productproductproduct type
disjunctiondisjoint union (support of)coproduct ((-1)-truncation of)sum type (bracket type of)
implicationfunction set (into subsingleton)internal hom (into subterminal object)function type (into h-proposition)
negationfunction set into empty setinternal hom into initial objectfunction type into empty type
universal quantificationindexed cartesian product (of family of subsingletons)dependent product (of family of subterminal objects)dependent product type (of family of h-propositions)
existential quantificationindexed disjoint union (support of)dependent sum ((-1)-truncation of)dependent sum type (bracket type of)
logical equivalencebijection setobject of isomorphismsequivalence type
support setsupport object/(-1)-truncationpropositional truncation/bracket type
n-image of morphism into terminal object/n-truncationn-truncation modality
equalitydiagonal function/diagonal subset/diagonal relationpath space objectidentity type/path type
completely presented setsetdiscrete object/0-truncated objecth-level 2-type/set/h-set
setset with equivalence relationinternal 0-groupoidBishop set/setoid with its pseudo-equivalence relation an actual equivalence relation
equivalence class/quotient setquotientquotient type
inductioncolimitinductive type, W-type, M-type
higher inductionhigher colimithigher inductive type
-0-truncated higher colimitquotient inductive type
coinductionlimitcoinductive type
presettype without identity types
set of truth valuessubobject classifiertype of propositions
domain of discourseuniverseobject classifiertype universe
modalityclosure operator, (idempotent) monadmodal type theory, monad (in computer science)
linear logic(symmetric, closed) monoidal categorylinear type theory/quantum computation
proof netstring diagramquantum circuit
(absence of) contraction rule(absence of) diagonalno-cloning theorem
synthetic mathematicsdomain specific embedded programming language

homotopy levels




QPMC is a software verification-tool for quantum programming languages (a “Quantum Protocol Model Checker”).


Introducing QPMC:

  • Yuan Feng, Ernst Moritz Hahn, Andrea Turrini, Lijun Zhang, QPMC: A Model Checker for Quantum Programs and Protocols, in Formal Methods. FM 2015, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9109, Springer (2015) [doi:10.1007/978-3-319-19249-9_17]

    “In practice, however, security analysis of quantum cryptographic protocols is notoriously difficult; for example, the manual proof of BB84 in [15] contains about 50 pages. It is hard to imagine such an analysis being carried out for more sophisticated quantum protocols. Thus, techniques for automated or semi-automated verification of these protocols will be indispensable.”

Background and review:

  • Mingsheng Ying, Yuan Feng, Model Checking Quantum Systems — A Survey [arXiv:1807.09466]

    “But to check whether a quantum system satisfies a certain property at a time point, one has to perform a quantum. measurement on the system, which can change the state of the system. This makes studies of the long-term behaviours of quantum systems much harder than that of classical system.”

    “The state spaces of the classical systems that model-checking algorithms can be applied to are usually finite or countably infinite. However, the state spaces of quantum systems are inherently continuous even when they are finite-dimensional. In order to develop algorithms for model-checking quantum systems, we have to exploit some deep mathematical properties of the systems so that it suffices to examine only a finite number of (or at most countably infinitely many) representative elements, e.g. those in an orthonormal basis, of their state spaces.”

On verification of Quipper-programs with QPMC:

  • Linda Anticoli, Carla Piazza, Leonardo Taglialegne, Paolo Zuliani, Towards Quantum Programs Verification: From Quipper Circuits to QPMC, In: Devitt S., Lanese I. (eds.) Reversible Computation. RC 2016, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9720 Springer (2016) [arXiv:1708.06312, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-40578-0_16]
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