Walter Vinci received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Pisa. During his Ph.D. research thesis and first postdoc at the University of Minnesota, he studied supersymmetric models for particle confinement involving topological solitons. His research also involved the study of solitonic structures in condensed matter systems. As a Research Associate at the University of Southern California, his research activities focus on adiabatic quantum computation, quantum and classical optimization, and open system quantum dynamics. He is specially interested in the use of quantum annealing for feature recognition and machine learning, the theoretical and experimental characterization of quantum annealing devices, and the development of error correcting codes.

**Room:** SSC 606

**Email:** W V I N C I A T U S C DOT EDU

*27.*“Quantum annealing correction at finite temperature: ferromagnetic p-spin models”, Phys. Rev. A**95**, 022308 (2017), by S. Matsuura, H. Nishimori, W. Vinci, T. Albash, and D. A. Lidar [link]*26.*“Optimally Stopped Optimization”, Phys. Rev. Applied**6**, 054016, by W. Vinci and D. A. Lidar [link]*25.*“Simulated Quantum Annealing with Two All-to-All Connectivity Schemes”, Phys. Rev. A**94**, 022327, by T. Albash, W. Vinci, and D. A. Lidar [link]*24.*“Nested Quantum Annealing Correction”, Nature Quant. Info. 2, 16017 (2016), by W. Vinci, T. Albash, D. A. Lidar [link]*23.*“Quantum Annealing Correction with Minor Embedding”,Phys. Rev. A 92, 042310 (2015), by W. Vinci, T. Albash, G. Paz-Silva, I. Hen, and D. A. Lidar [link]*22.*“Consistency tests of classical and quantum models for a quantum annealer”, Phys. Rev. A**91**, 042314 (2015), by T. Albash, W. Vinci, A. Mishra, P.A. Warburton, and D.A. Lidar [link]- 21. “Hearing the Shape of the Ising Model with a Programmable Superconducting-Flux Annealer”, Scientific Roports 4, doi:10.1038/srep05703 (2013), by W. Vinci, K. Markstrom, S. Boixo, A. Roy, F.M. Spedalieri, P.A. Warburton, and S. Severini. [pdf]
- 20. “Spontaneous Magnetization through Non-Abelian Vortex Formation in Rotating Dense Quark Matter”, Phys REv D86:085018 (2012), by W. Vinci, M. Cipriani, and M. Nitta. [pdf]
- 19. “Non-Abelian Vortices with an Ahoronov-Bohm Effect”, JHEP 1401:086 (2014), by J. Evslin, K. Konishi, M. Nitta, K. Ohashi, and W. Vinci. [pdf]
- 18. “On Non-Abelian Quasi-Gapless Modes Localized on Mass Vortices in Superfluid 3He-B”, Phys Rev D86:121704(R) (2013), M. Nitta, M. Shifman, and W. Vinci. [pdf]

- 17. “Colorful boojums at the interface of a color superconductor”, Phys Rev D86:121704 (2012), M. Cipriani, M. Nitta, and W. Vinci. [pdf]
- 16. “Supersymmetry Breaking on Gauged Non-Abelian Vortices”, JHEP 1209:014 (2012), K. Konishi, M. Nitta, and W. Vinci. [pdf]
- 15. “Decomposing Instantons in Two Dimensions”, J Phys A45:175401 (2012), M. Nitta and W. Vinci. [link]
- 14. “Quantum Dynamics of Low-Energy Theory on Semilocal Non-Abelian Strings”, Phys Rev D84:065018 (2011), P. Koroteev, M. Shifman, W. Vinci, and A. Yung. [pdf]
- 13. “Effective World-Sheet Theory for Non-Abelian Semilocal Strings in N = 2 Supersymmetric QCD”, Phys Rev D83:125017 (2011), M. Shifman, W. Vinci, and A. Yung. [pdf]
- 12. “Non-Abelian Monopoles in the Higgs Phase”, Nucl Phys B848:121-154 (2011), M. Nitta and W. Vinci. [link]
- 11. “Large-N Solution of the Heterotic Weighted non-Linear Sigma-Model”, Phys Rev D82:125023 (2010), P. Koroteev, A. Monin, and W. Vinci. [pdf]
- 10. “Fractional Vortices and Lumps”, Phys Rev D80:045018 (2009), M. Eto, T. Fujimori, S.B. Gudnason, K. Konishi, T. Nagashima, M. Nitta, K. Ohashi, and W. Vinci. [pdf]
- 9. “Non-Abelian Vortices in SO(N) and USp(N) Gauge Theories”, JHEP 0906:004 (2009), M. Eto, T. Fujimori, S.B. Gudnason, K. Konishi, T. Nagashima, M. Nitta, K. Ohashi, and W. Vinci. [pdf]
- 8. “On the Stability of Non-Abelian Semi-local Vortices”, Nucl Phys B813:484-502 (2008), R. Auzzi, M. Eto, S.B. Gudnason, K. Konishi, and W. Vinci. [pdf]
- 7. “Constructing Non-Abelian Vortices with Arbitrary Gauge Groups”, Phys Lett B669:98 (2008), M. Eto, T. Fujimori, S.B. Gudnason, K. Konishi, M. Nitta, K. Ohashi, and W. Vinci. [pdf]
- 6. “Static Interactions of Non-Abelian Vortices”, JHEP 0802:100 (2008), R. Auzzi, M. Eto, and W. Vinci. [pdf]
- 5. “Type I Non-Abelian Superconductors in Supersymmetric Gauge Theories”, JHEP 0711:090 (2007), R. Auzzi, M. Eto, and W. Vinci. [pdf]
- 4. “On the Moduli Space of Semilocal Strings and Lumps”, Phys Rev D76:105002 (2007), M. Eto, J. Evslin, K. Konishi, G. Marmorini, M. Nitta, K. Ohashi, W. Vinci, and N. Yokoi. [pdf]
- 3. “Non-Abelian Duality from Vortex Moduli: A Dual Model of Color-Confinement”, Nucl Phys B780:161-187 (2006), M. Eto, L. Ferretti, K. Konishi, G. Marmorini, M. Nitta, K. Ohashi, W. Vinci, and N. Yokoi. [pdf]
- 2. “Universal Reconnection of Non-Abelian Cosmic Strings”, Phys Rev Lett 98:091602 (2006), M. Eto, K. Hashimoto, G. Marmorini, M. Nitta, K. Ohashi, and W. Vinci [pdf]
- 1. “Non-Abelian Vortices of Higher Winding Numbers”, Phys Rev D74:065021 (2006), M. Eto, K. Konishi, G. Marmorini, M. Nitta, K. Ohashi, W. Vinci, and N. Yokoi. [pdf]

*5.*“Non-Stoquastic Interactions in Quantum Annealing via the Aharonov-Anandan Phase”, [1701.07494], by W. Vinci, D. A. Lidar*4. “*Quantum and Classical in Adiabatic Computation”, [1405.5185], P.J.D. Crowley, T. Duric, W. Vinci, P. A. Warburton, and A.G. Green.- 3. “Fractional Vortices with Non-Abelian Modes in Ultracold Color-flavor Locked Phases”, [1305.5221], L. Lepori, A. Trombettoni, and W. Vinci.
- 2. “A Generalized Construction for Lumps and Non-Abelian Vortices”, [0810.2449], W. Vinci.
- 1. “Quantum Exact Non-Abelian Vortices in Non-relativistic Theories”, [1311.5408], M. Nitta, S. Uchino, and W. Vinci.