Category Archives: Simons

Quantum PCP conjectures

Last Spring I took part in the Simons Institute’s semester on Quantum Hamiltonian Complexity. The semester was a great success, with an excellent batch of long-term participants and many fruitful interactions. The Institute asked me to write a short “Research … Continue reading

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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

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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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