Green, Alexander S. (2010) Towards a formally verified functional quantum programming language. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
This thesis looks at the development of a framework for a functional quantum programming language. The framework is first developed in Haskell, looking at how a monadic structure can be used to explicitly deal with the side-effects inherent in the measurement of quantum systems, and goes on to look at how a dependently-typed reimplementation in Agda gives us the basis for a formally
verified quantum programming language. The two implementations are not in themselves fully developed quantum programming languages, as they are embedded in their respective parent languages, but are a major step towards the development of a full formally verified, functional quantum programming language. Dubbed the “Quantum IO Monad”, this framework is designed following a structural approach as given by a categorical model of quantum computation.
|Item Type:||Thesis (PhD)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||quantum programming, computer programming, computer languages, haskell, monadic structure, quantum io monad|
|Faculties/Schools:||UK Campuses > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science|
|Deposited By:||Dr Alexander S. Green|
|Deposited On:||12 Oct 2010 14:13|
|Last Modified:||12 Oct 2010 14:13|
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