Abigail Raz

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We study perfect state transfer of quantum walks on signed graphs. Our aim is to show that negative edges are useful for perfect state transfer. First, we show that the signed join of a negative 2-clique with any positive (n, 3)-regular graph has perfect state transfer even if the unsigned join does not. Curiously, the perfect state transfer time improves(More)
OF THE DISSERTATION Using experimental mathematics to conjecture and prove theorems in the theory of partitions and commutative and non-commutative recurrences This thesis deals with applications of experimental mathematics to a variety of fields. The first is partition identities. These identities, such as the Rogers-Ramanujan identities , are typically(More)
1 Acknowledgements I would first like to thank my advisor Professor Karen Lange. She has quite literally taught me everything I know about computability. She has helped me develop as not only a math researcher, but also a writer and presenter. I would also like to thank NSF grant DMS-1100604 for funding summer research that was instrumental in helping me(More)
A signed graph is a graph whose edges are given ±1 weights. In such a graph, the sign of a cycle is the product of the signs of its edges. A signed graph is called balanced if its adjacency matrix is similar to the adjacency matrix of an unsigned graph via conjugation by a diagonal ±1 matrix. For a signed graph Σ on n vertices, its exterior kth power, where(More)
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