The Quantum Pontiff

Archives for November, 2007

Your Dog is in Your Head

What’s that you say Dave? Dogs may be able to think about what their owners are thinking? Sounds like interesting research, Dave. If someone could actually find the real research and not just this science by press release, I would really like to read the paper, Dave! And then I’d like to chew it up…

SQuInT 2008. Quantum postdocs. Christianity as a laser. Toshiba opens lab with a quantum bent.

The Purpose of This Blog

Oftentimes I’ve been asked what the purpose of this blog is. As if everything in life must have a purpose:pfft, I say! But because an answer is required, what I usually answer is that the purpose of my blog is to slow down my fellow researchers. I mean sheesh, the people in quantum computing are…

The Library of Laplace

(With apologies to Jorge Luis Borges.) The universe, which others call the cellular automata, is composed of an indefinite (and perhaps infinite) number of square rooms, each room having four doors (in what we can, for lack of a better choice, assumelie in the cardinal directions of north, south, east, and west.) Each door leads…

The Quantum Pontiff Has Landed

Look, up in the air, is it a bird? No. Is it a plane? No. Is it the quantum pontiff? Yes! Yes! The Quantum Pontiff! Um, okay….but what exactly is the quantum pontiff? Besides, of course, the juxtaposition of two words which don’t often find themselves seated together at the dinner table…