The Quantum Pontiff

Archives for February, 2009

links for 2009-02-07

Madoff Victim Map "Search the Interactive Madoff Victim Map" SciRate Page For 0902.0912 We introduce the concept of mutual independence — correlations shared between distant parties which are independent of the environment. This notion is more general than the standard idea of a secret key — it is a fully quantum and more general form…

links for 2009-02-06

Biocurious: Drew Endy on group meetings Via he of uncertain principles "OpenWetWare tweeted an interesting link to Drew Endy’s take on how to give a good group meeting presentation (though it is clear that this is useful advice for any presentation). Here are a few of my favourite slides:" (tags: group talking speaking meetings)

Benasque 2009

I’ve never made it to Benasque, and am always profoundly jealous of those who have gone: Dear Colleague, We are pleased to inform you that following a very successful editions of Benasque 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, and 2007, we are organizing another workshop of the similar type in June 2009. This is to invite you…

Physics World Article

For subscribers to Physics World, an article I wrote The Race to Build a Quantum Computer has appeared in the February edition. Unfortunately unless you have a subscription you’ll have to pay to read the article…or better yet, pick up a copy of the magazine!

links for 2009-02-05

ReadWriteWeb – Web Apps, Web Technology Trends, Social Networking and Social Media What do you do when your industry is shifting under your feet? Taking the lead with radical steps is one strategy. The New York Times did just that this afternoon when it announced that it has released a new Application Programming Interface (API)…

The World is Such a Wonderful Place

The view from my plane window this afternoon (thank you United Airlines for making me take this Delta Airlines flight): Check out those lenticular clouds! One of my fondest memories was on a trip with my father to the Sacramento in a small plane, and on the trip back falling asleep and waking up with…

Long Live Monkey

When dog meets plastic monkey:

Some Upcoming Talks

Some upcoming talks for those in Albuquerque or Ann Arbor (so many A’s!): Feb 5, 5pm, University of New Mexico Center for Advanced Studies Seminars: The Symmetry Conjecture Feb 6, 4:00 pm, University of New Mexico Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: The Race to Build a Quantum Computer Feb 9, 4pm, University of Michigan Seminar: The…

links for 2009-02-04

A Simple Introduction to Quantum Groups « XOR’s Hammer (tags: quantum groups) Backreaction: Corot-Exo-7b: A Venus in another World the discovery of an Earth-like planet around a Sun-like star in the constellation of Monoceros, at a distance of about 450 light years. (tags: planets astronomy) You Can’t Count on the Data, from George Zachar :…

links for 2009-02-03

Computational Complexity: While I was Gone "Paul Goldberg is looking for permanent faculty members (plural again) for a new Economics and Computation group in Liverpool. Economics is becoming the new quantum." If only this implied golden-ness about quantum were true (tags: computing, quantum faculty positions, doom)