Monthly Archives: September 2012

QCRYPT: Tutorials

This year QCRYPT had four special sessions called “focus tutorials” (see here for a list, as well as links to slides of the talks). The goal of these 90-minute long tutorials was to introduce a particular aspect of quantum crypto, … Continue reading

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Amir Shpilka on fast matrix multiplication

Amir Shpilka gave an excellent talk in the MSR/MIT theory reading group last Friday, walking us all the way from the initial tensor-rank formulation of the matrix multiplication exponent to the algorithm of Coppersmith-Vinograd and recent improvements by Vassilevska-Williams and … Continue reading

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QCRYPT 2012, and a surprise appearance

A couple weeks ago the “Second Annual Conference on Quantum Cryptography”, QCRYPT 2012, took place in the National University of Singapore. The first installment, in 2011 in Zurich, was a lot of fun, and I was greatly looking forward both … Continue reading

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Welcome everyone, I am not sure what this blog is going to be about. I am starting it as a repository in which I hope to keep notes about interesting talks I see, or papers I may read — a … Continue reading

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