Symmetric Informationally Complete Positive Operator Valued MeasuresPublic
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The purpose of this project is first to survey all known simple constructions of SIC-POVMs and second to explore these solutions for additional symmetries. We focus on three main constructions: the Weyl-Heisenberg construction; constructions using Hadamard matrices; and Hoggar's construction. We then explore fiducial vectors in dimensions 7 and 19 which have additional attractive number-theoretic properties. Finally, we generate geometric configurations of the Majorana states of some SIC-POVMs in dimensions 3 and 4. We then plot the Majorana vectors of those SIC-POVMs in real dimension 3; these are then found to have special symmetry. In the process of generating the Majorana states, two potentially new SIC-POVMs in dimension three have been found.
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