(Ricetta da mio padre per il Ziti)
It was the great Leonardo who first invented partition functions in physics. He call-ed them Ziti functions, in honor of the delicious plate of ziti that he was eating at the time. That is why we use today the letter Z for denoting .
Check out il arXivi for my new recipe for cooking il Ziti. Molto delizioso. A recipe inspired by my own father’s recipe. Only thing I change-ed was to add the more modern quantum computer -puttanesca/gigoloesca ingredients. My famiglia compared this recipe with the following ziti recipes from other cooks (they think mine is MUCH, MUCH BETTER. That-sa why I love my famiglia).
(uno) Signiori Pawel Wocjan, Chen-Fu Chiang, Anura Abeyesinghe, Daniel Nagaj, “Quantum Speed-up for Approximating Partition Functions” arxiv:0811.0596
(due) Signiori David Poulin, Pawel Wocjan, “Sampling from the thermal quantum Gibbs state and evaluating partition functions with a quantum computer” arxiv:0905.2199
(tre) Signiori K. Temme, T.J. Osborne, K.G. Vollbrecht, D. Poulin, F. Verstraete, “Quantum Metropolis Sampling” arxiv:0911.3635