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5 Years!

Five years ago I (it’s me Dave Bacon former supposed pseudo-professor and one time quantum pontiff) jumped off the academic ship, swam to shore, and put on a new set of clothes as a software developer for Google. Can it … Continue reading

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The Quantum Interregnum Continues

The College of Cardinals continues to meet in conclave.   But alas after a week there is only….black smoke.

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Quantum Interregnum!

The Vicar of Randomization hereby informs the readers of this blog that the Quantum Pontiff Dave Bacon XLII has decohered.  He further informs the readers of this blog that the entire Quantum Pontiff blog is in Justitium and hopes that … Continue reading

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Some news for the remaining five readers of this blog (hi mom!) After over a decade of time practicing the fine art of quantum computing theorizing, I will be leaving my position in the ivory (okay, you caught me, really … Continue reading

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Toronto CIFAR Meeting

My last trip to Canada for a CIFAR conference was….interesting.  This time I’m in Toronto for the quantum computing CIFAR meeting and I’m happy to report that the meeting is full of people who mostly believe quantum theory and who … Continue reading

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On the Road Again

Next week, Wed-Fri, I’ll be at University of Maryland for a workshop titled “From Quantum Information and Complexity to Post Quantum Information Security” sponsored by the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), NIST, and the University of Maryland.  This should be a … Continue reading

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Graduation Day

Today is graduation day for me. Wait, Dave, haven’t you already graduated before. Thrice? Yep, indeed, but today I get to participate in graduation from a totally different perspective. I get to be the commencement speaker for my high school … Continue reading

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On the Road Again

5/7: MIT Quantum Information Processing seminar series (4pm in 26-214) Title: Quantum Algorithms Using Clebsch-Gordan Transforms Abstract: In nearly every quantum algorithm which exponentially outperfroms the best classical algorithm the quantum Fourier transform plays a central role. Recently, however, cracks … Continue reading

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Reed Talk

Tomorrow I’m heading down to Portland, Oregon to give a talk at Reed College. What, you’ve never heard of Reed? Shame on you! Why should you have heard of it? Because it produces an astounding number of excellent students who … Continue reading

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Where In the World Is David San Diego?

Visiting the Rambling Wreck from Georgia Tech! Just in time because it was freeeezing in Seattle (ice on the windshield…which means snow in the hills soon!) Nov. 01, 2006 (Wednesday), 3pm When Physics and Computer Science Collide! Our world, at … Continue reading

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