Summer doesn’t officially start here in Seattle until the fourth of July, but the summer vibe is definitely here. Which means no teaching, so it’s all research all the time. But a man cannot live by his own research alone, which leads me to the vast brain dump that is the internet.
- The Innsbruck group has a new paper out on a very cool way to shuffle ions in a trap: arXiv:0906.5335
- The info processor points to a review of power laws in finance/economics
- Via the one honest man a strangely mesmerizing history of yield curve spreads:
- It looks like a group has finally gotten to the threshold for the NetFlix prize. I’ll admit it. I downloaded the data sets and spent a good day goofing around. My first algorithms were….not so good
- Lots of news about the recent work out of the Yale group on a two qubit superconducting device. Nature article here. The NSF PR title reads “Scientists Create First Working Model of a Two-Qubit Electronic Quantum Processor.” Which is a reasonable title, due to the word electronic. DailyTech turns this into “Researchers Claim First ‘Real’ Quantum Processor” which is a bit of a stretch, and I’m guessing not what the authors wanted to convey. While chattahbox “Yale Researchers Create First Ever, Two-Qubit Quantum Processor” which would receive some strong debate from quite a few other experimental efforts in quantum computing