Quantum Algorithm for Finding a Maximum Clique in an Undirected Graph

Alan Bojić


The maximum clique in an undirected graph is the largest subset of  a set of graph's vertices where each pair of elements in the subset is connected. In this paper I would like to propose an algorithm for quantum computers that finds a maximum clique in an arbitrary undirected graph. An algorithm has O(|V|2|V|/2) worst case time complexity and O(2|V|/2) best case time complexity. Algorithm's space complexity for each case is O(|V|). An algorithm is based on a version of Grover's  quantum algorithm for finding element in an unsorted list in which there can be an unknown number of solutions.


quantum computing, quantum algorithm, maximum clique

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Journal of Information and Organizational Sciences (Online)
ISSN 1846-9418 (online)
ISSN 1846-3312 (print)