Yep, lucky me I’m off to Santa Fe tomorrow morning for the tenth annual SquInT conference. Holy moly ten years of SqUiNT conferences really makes me feel old. I wonder how many Chiles I’ve eaten over all of those conferences (and I don’t even want to think about how many Margaritas or quantum beers I’ve had.)
For fun, and because I’m procrastinating and because I’m self-centered, I decided to go back and look at how I’d participated in this conference:
SqUiNT I (1999): Poster: “Concatenating decoherence free subspaces with quantum error correcting codes”
SqUinT II (2000): Talk: Quantum Three Card Monte
Squint 2nd Student Retreat (2001) Tutorial: Universality in Quantum Information
SquInt 3rd Student Retreat (2003) Tutorials on quantum error correction
SqUINT V (2003): Talk: The Cost of Quantum Correlations
SquInT 4th Student Retreat (2005): Tutorials on quantum algorithms.
SQUinT VII (2005): Talk: Optimal measurements for the dihedral hidden subgroup problem
sQuint VIII (2006): Talk: New Algorithms for the Nonabelian Hidden Subgroup Problem
SquInT IX (2007)Talk: Is Fault-Tolerant Adiabatic Quantum Computation Possible?
Whew. As you can imagine I think everyone is sick and tired of hearing me talk (not to mention the bad jokes.) This year I’m not speaking so it will be nice to just sit back and listening. Indeed, it will be fun because one of my students is giving a talk. Which he wrote in Python. Thousands of lines of Python. Yeah, I may have made a lot of squinT talks over the years, but I never, ever, wrote thousands of Python lines to present a talk. I’ll have to catch up next year, I guess.