Category Archives: Conferences

ITCS 2015

It might’ve been there for a while (it definitely should :-)), but I only just noticed: the list of papers accepted to ITCS 2015 is out! There were 45 accepts out of 159 submissions, a record rate for ITCS and … Continue reading

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QIP 2015 papers

The list of papers accepted to QIP 2015 has just been posted. In an attempt to make sense of the program I scouted for the papers on the arXiv and list what I found below, loosely organized according to an arbitrary … Continue reading

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Workshop on “Quantum games and Protocols” at the Simons

** Update: videos are now up! ** This past week saw the first of three week-long workshop that will rhythm the semester on quantum Hamiltonian complexity at the Simons institute (I’ll count the boot camp was the zeroth-such workshop). Dorit Aharonov, John Watrous and … Continue reading

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Simons bootcamps

Each semester the newly-founded Simons Institute, hosted on the UC Berkeley campus, simultaneously hosts two thematic programs. The first two programs, which took place in the Fall, were onTheoretical Foundations of Big Data Analysis and Real Analysis in Computer Science. This Spring two … Continue reading

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Quid ITCS?

Earlier this week I attended the fifth edition of the ITCS (“Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science”) conference, which took place over the course of three days in a beautiful, stately auditorium inside the Field center on the Princeton University campus. This was … Continue reading

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Quantum marginals

As I mentioned in the last post, last week Mathias Christandl, Michael Walter and Andreas Winter were organizing a workshop entitled “Quantum Marginals” as part of the semester-long programme Mathematical Challenges in Quantum Information at the Newton Institute. In his introductory talk Michael emphasized that … Continue reading

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The Newton Institute

From Charles to Cam Over the summer I crossed the Atlantic, from new Cambridge to old Cambridge, where I am fortunate to be spending the Fall semester as a “visiting fellow” at the Isaac Newton Institute (INI). The INI “runs research programmes on selected themes in … Continue reading

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A quantum PCP theorem?

The first day of the Simons workshop on quantum Hamiltonian complexity brought us two talks on the quantum PCP conjecture. In the first, Dorit Aharonov gave an overview of the conjecture and its relevance for physics, and she discussed recent … Continue reading

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Simons workshop on quantum Hamiltonian complexity

As many of you might know already, Berkeley recently won the competition for the establishment of a Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing. The institute is initially funded for 10 years and will mostly be running semester-long programs in … Continue reading

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TCS+ online seminars

You heard it here first — a new series of online seminars! For those of you who know, we got inspiration from the great Q+ seminars run by Daniel Burgarth and Matt Leifer. Without further ado, here is the announcement: … Continue reading

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