The grades are all done, and the students are gone, and now I’m conferencing. (That sentence should be sung to the tune of “Busted”) After a mere hour and a half delay at the airport I arrived last night at USC for QEC07.
Day one is a half day of tutorial talks and then a half day of talks. I’ve posted slides of my talk here: “Topological Codes and Subsystem Codes and Why We Should Care About Them…” Hopefully I’ll have some interesting things to post about in the next few days as I listen to the latest and greatest from the world of quantum error correction.
So far the highlight of the conference has been listening to Mohammad Amin talk about some of his recent calculations on adiabatic quantum computing. Look here for comments on this talk, or at least on the ongoing debate about fault-tolerance in adiabatic quantum computation. Having read up recently on ideas about spin glasses in random k-sat problems, I think I can even say something that might be interesting ?