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Category Archives: Science
Unitary Correlation Matrices
Today I’d like to sketch a question that’s been pushing me in a lot of different directions over the past few years — some sane, others less so; few fruitful, but all instructive. The question is motivated by the problem … Continue reading
Posted in Conferences, Quantum, Science, Uncategorized
Tagged correlation matrices, dimension reduction
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Quid qPCP?
This blog has already seen three posts on the quantum PCP conjecture: in February 2013 to highlight several talks at the Simons Institute in Berkeley, in October 2013 to promote a survey on the topic I wrote with Dorit Aharonov … Continue reading
Posted in QPCP, Quantum, Science, Uncategorized
Tagged local Hamiltonian, nlts conjecture, quantum codes, quantum PCP
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Nonlocal games and operator spaces: a survey
Over the past few months, together with Carlos Palazuelos I wrote a survey article on “Nonlocal Games and Operator Space Theory”, and we just uploaded it to the arXiv. The survey is an invited contribution to a special issue of … Continue reading
Foundations of randomness, remainder of Day 1
Today I will cover the remaining talks from the first day of the workshop. Valerio’s opening talk was followed by a stimulating blackboard talk by Renato Renner, who asked the question “Is the existence of randomness an axiom of quantum … Continue reading
Posted in Conferences, device independence, Quantum, Science, Talks
Tagged determinism, foundations of randomness
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Science funding
Barely back from a workshop organized in Puerto Rico by Ryan O’Donnell, Krzysztof Oleszkiewicz and Elchanan Mossel, and lavishly funded by the Simons foundation, I am greeted on my BART ride home (thanks wifirail) by a NYTimes piece Billionaires With Big Ideas … Continue reading
Posted in Science, Simons
Tagged funding, private donor, science funding, scientific integrity
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