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Quantum Advantage
Update (22 May 2017): This Scirate thread seems to have touched a nerve. Since this was previously buried in the comments here, it’s worth promoting to the top of the post. I think that “quantum computational supremacy” addresses the concern. Basically, we use … Continue reading
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Seattle for QIPers
QIP 2017 is coming to Seattle, hosted by the QuArC group at Microsoft, January 1620 (with tutorials on the 14th and 15th). If you have some spare moments, maybe you arrive early, or maybe you are planning for the afternoon … Continue reading
Posted in Quantum, Seattle
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Selfcorrecting Fractals
A really exciting paper appeared on the arxiv today: A proposal for selfcorrecting stabilizer quantum memories in 3 dimensions (or slightly less), by Courtney Brell. It gives the strongest evidence yet that selfcorrecting quantum memories are possible in “physically realistic” threedimensional … Continue reading
QIP 2015
The website is up for QIP 2015, which will be held this year in beautiful Sydney, Australia. Here is a timeline of the relevant dates: Submission of talks deadline: Sep 12, 2014 Submission of posters deadline: Oct 25, 2014 Decision on talks … Continue reading
Posted in Announcement, Conferences, QIS Annoucements, Quantum
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QIP 2014 accepted talks
This Thanksgiving, even if we can’t all be fortunate enough to be presenting a talk at QIP, we can be thankful for being part of a vibrant research community with so many different lines of work going on. The QIP … Continue reading
Posted in Conferences, Quantum
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Scientific Birthdays –Toffoli gate honored on namesake’s 70’th
Tommaso Toffoli’s 3input 3output logic gate, central to the theory of reversible and quantum computing, recently featured on a custom cake made for his 70’th birthday. Nowadays scientists’ birthday celebrations often take the form of informal miniconferences, festschrifts without the … Continue reading
Posted in General, Physics, Quantum
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4 Pages
Walk up to a physicist at a party (we could add a conditional about the amount of beer consumed by the physicist at this point, but that would be redundant, it is a party after all), and say to him or … Continue reading
QTube
This is a rare gem: Four lectures on quantum mechanics by Paul Dirac… on YouTube! Here’s the first one. Also, the Q+ online lecture series continues to go strong, bringing in a steady stream of highquality speakers. This month constitutes … Continue reading
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Reflections on the Discord Bubble
The following is a guest post by Marco Piani. A couple of months ago Steve wrote a post on “the discord bubble“. Let me try to provide a summary of his post and of his thoughts. There have been too … Continue reading
Posted in Bubbles, Quantum, Quantum Computing
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Who should blog in 2013?
The quantum theory blogosphere has seen some great new additions this year: The Caltech IQIM blog, Quantum Frontiers Thomas Vidick, MyCQstate Miguel Navascues, Schoedinger’s Rat But this is not enough! Our researchers are legion. And so must it be with … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging, Quantum
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