The Quantum Pontiff

Archives for February, 2009

SqUiNT Friendfeed Room

Friendfeed room here.

USEQIP

Undergrad program which looks cool: IQC will be hosting an Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing (USEQIP) from June 1st to 12th, 2009 and we would like to ask you if you could share the information below with potential students in your department. This two-week program on the theory and experimental study of quantum…

links for 2009-02-19

Most powerful ever quantum computer chip in tests – 18 February 2009 – New Scientist the prototype chip built by D-Wave Systems in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, is designed to handle 128 qubits of information. Observation of Unconventional Quantum Spin Textures in Topological Insulators — Hsieh et al. 323 (5916): 919 — Science Very cool…

IAS II SquiNT 11 FriendFeed Room

I know you’re not paying attention the talk. So why not go to the FriendFeed room located here. Once sQuinT starts, I hope to live blog there and could use some help (Thursday evening.)

Quantum Booz (Allen Hamilton) Jobs

Charles passes along that Booz Allen Hamilton is looking for a few good quantum people: JOB POSITION IN QUANTUM PHYSICS IN ARLINGTON, VA – BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON, INC. As you may already know from interacting with us at review meetings and conferences, our team at Booz Allen Hamilton provides scientific and technical expertise to a…

links for 2009-02-18

CreateSpace – On-Demand Self Publishing, DVD on Demand, CD on Demand, Books on Demand, DVD Duplication and DVD Replication Amazon’s self publishing service SciRate Page For 0902.2658 Here we study the performance of a concatenated error-detection code in a system that permits only nearest-neighbor interactions in one dimension. We make use of a new message-passing…

Quantized Poker?

I like poker and I like quantum computing and lo and behold here is a paper with both: arXiv: 0902.2196 Title: Quantized Poker Authors: Steven A. Bleiler Poker has become a popular pastime all over the world. At any given moment one can find tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of players playing poker via…

links for 2009-02-17

Picture Gallery for listing 29003112 Now that’s a Seattle swimming pool view. (tags: real networks) PDF redaction still not working – Hack a Day Court documents from a settlement between Facebook and ConnectU showed that Facebook values itself at $3.7 billion, much less than the $15 billion that was speculated during the Microsoft investment. The…

Quantum Sloan Winners

Congrats to the quantum tenure odds booster award winners Sloan award winners: Robert Raussendorf, UBC Hartmut Häffner, UC Berkeley (Go Bears!) Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Haavard Scott Aaronson, MIT (that other Tech school) Andrew Houck, Princeton Subhadeep Gupta, University of Washington Lance lists the theoretical computer scientist winners.

A What Bit?

A correspondent writes to me about a recent article in the APS News describingThe Top Ten Physics Stories of 2008 and notes a very troubling sentence: Diamond Detectors Work on the molecular structure of carbon continues to show great promise for quantum computing. This year scientists were able to construct a nano-scale light source that…