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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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Goodnight CSE

good night room goodnight nom de plume goodnight notebooks goodnight tests goodnight grants goodnight Mike and goodnight Ike goodnight publish and goodnight perish goodnight whiteboard goodnight star, goodnight air goodnight noises everywhere.

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Oh the Places I've Been!

In 1996 I participated in Caltech‘s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program under the direction of two postdocs, Nicolas Cerf and Chris Adami (their big boss now works the halls of D.C.) The research project I worked on was to try … Continue reading

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QSpeak Announcements for Week Ending 6/3/2011

Summer School on “Quantum Information meets Statistical Mechanics” ======================================================================= ANNOUNCEMENT Summer School on “Quantum Information meets Statistical Mechanics” —- QI&SM 2011 —- Universidad Complutense de Madrid El Escorial (Madrid), Spain 11 – 15 July 2011 http://www.ucm.es/info/giccucm/Escorial2011 ======================================================================= The Summer School … Continue reading

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My Favorite D-Wave Future

As many of you know, D-Wave has a nice paper out about some experiments on one of their eight qubit systems. In addition they have sold one of their systems to the military industrial complex, a.k.a. Lockheed Martin. One of … Continue reading

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Hoisted From the Comments: Quantum Marriage

Charlie Bennett comments about an novel use of quantum entanglement: Tracy Staedter describes a quantum wedding apparatus built by conceptual artist Jonathon Keats, which briefly entangles two people by illuminating them with entangled photons. Staedter quotes Keats as saying the … Continue reading

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dabacon.job = "Software Engineer";

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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QSpeak Announcements for Week Ending 5/20/2011

AFOSR Funding Opportunity A funding opportunity from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Announcement here. News article described in announcement here.

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QSpeak Announcements for Week Ending 5/13/2011

QKD Summer School July 25-29, 2011 We’d like to inform you about an innovative, five-day program this July exploring both theoretical and experimental approaches to quantum communication and quantum cryptography. Aimed at graduate students and young postdoctoral fellows from around … Continue reading

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