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QIP 2015 Talks Available
Talks from QIP 2015 are now available on this YouTube channel. Great to see! I’m still amazed by the wondrous technology that allows me to watch talks given on the other side of the world, at my own leisure, on … Continue reading
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Quantum computers can work in principle
Gil Kalai has just posted on his blog a series of videos of his lectures entitled “why quantum computers cannot work.” For those of us that have followed Gil’s position on this issue over the years, the content of the videos … Continue reading
TQC 2014!
While many of us are just recovering from QIP, I want to mention that the submission deadline is looming for the conference TQC, which perhaps should be called TQCCC because its full name is Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and … Continue reading
Two Cultures in One of the Cultures
A long time ago in a mental universe far far away I gave a talk to a theory seminar about quantum algorithms. An excerpt from the abstract: Quantum computers can outperform their classical brethren at a variety of algorithmic tasks….[yadda … Continue reading
Portrait of an Academic at a Midlife Crisis
Citations are the currency of academia. But the currency of your heart is another thing altogether. With apologies to my coauthors, here is a plot of my paper citations versus my own subjective rating of the paper. Hover over the … Continue reading
When I Was Young, I Thought It Would Be Different….
When I was in graduate school (back before the earth cooled) I remember thinking the following thoughts: Quantum computing is a new field filled with two types of people: young people dumb enough to not know they weren’t supposed to … Continue reading
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
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Simple circuit "factors" arbitrarily large numbers
Last Thursday, at the QIP rump session in Beijing, John Smolin described recent work with Graeme Smith and Alex Vargo [SSV] showing that arbitrarily large numbers can be factored by using this constantsized quantum circuit to implement a compiled version … Continue reading
QIP 2013 accepted talks, travel grants
The accepted talk list for QIP 2013 is now online. Thomas Vidick has done a great job of breaking the list into categories and posting links to papers: see here. He missed only one that I’m aware of: Kamil Michnicki’s … Continue reading
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21 = 3 * 7
…with high probability. That joke was recycled, and in recent work, Bristol experimentalists have found a way to recycle photonic qubits to perform Shor’s algorithm using only qubits. (Ok, so actually is was Kitaev who figured this out, as they … Continue reading
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