Category Archives: Self: Meet Center. Center: Meet Self.

The Demiurge's Bytestream

It’s times like these that I wished I’d kept my old Dell desktop around (hell I wish I’d kept my TRS-80 CoCo and my Apple IIGS!) Won because I know my children’s literature 🙂

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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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Quantum Article Parse Failure of the Pontiffical Kind

Two observations from yesterdays New York Times article about quantum computing (Moving Toward Quantum Computers.) First, the drawing accompanying the article (here) is interesting to me.  I wonder where they got the idea for it and whether this idea involved … 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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Hoisted From the Comments: Funded Research

A while back Michael Nielsen posted a comment in one of my blog posts that I’ve been thinking a lot about lately: Re your last two paragraphs: a few years ago I wrote down a list of the ten papers … Continue reading

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NRC (not really correct?) Graduate School Rankings

The NRC graduate school ranks are due out tomorrow, September 29. For those who don’t know, the last NRC ranking was in 1995 and the latest is much delayed (I.e. the “data” such as it is is already out of … Continue reading

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Automated Robot Paper Dance

It’s the paper dance, done automagically (one of the authors is a Dancing Machine, the other, not so much): arXiv:1009.2203 [scirate arxiv] Automated searching for quantum subsystem codes by Gregory M. Crosswhite, Dave Bacon Quantum error correction allows for faulty … Continue reading

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Things I've Done That Make My Life Better

These are all very selfish, so sue me.  Readers who don’t like navel gazing should stop reading now and make sure not to gaze at their own navels.  Things I’ve done recently that have improved my life (brought to you … Continue reading

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Reimagining Science Networks

Scienceblogs, the science network that was my old (where “old” = “a few days ago”) haunt, is in revolt.  Okay, well maybe the network is not in revolt, but there is at least a minor insurgency.  Yesterday, the amazing force … Continue reading

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Academia and Generalists – My Quantum Escape?

Some human resources departments have a title called “Generalist” who is someone that can basically handle a wide variety of issues. Academia, on the other hand, has a title called “Professor” who more often than not is an expert in … Continue reading

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