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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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One week later…
…and 736 words of expectation for the class: Note the top contender: let’s see if we live up to their expectations! It’s been a fun first week. We released “Week 0” of the material a month ahead of the official … Continue reading
Posted in QCrypto, teaching, Uncategorized
Tagged edx, mooc, online learning, quantum crypto
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TCS+: Season 2
Last semester saw a fairly successful run of TCS+, the online seminar series that Anindya De, Oded Regev and myself coorganized over Google+ hangouts. We’re very pleased that all nine seminars were very well attended. The seven “inside spots” almost … Continue reading
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Leaving MIT and the Stata center
This blog has been left in a little bit of a hibernation mode these past few months (well…how to the Eskimos call it, when the duration of nighttime so much overtakes the duration of daytime?). I’ll spare you the usual … 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 semesterlong programs in … Continue reading
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Tagged berkeley, quantum hamiltonian complexity, simons institute
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Where on earth?
Guess. PS1: This is modeled on a very nice series that’s been running for years now at http://www.berkeleyside.com/tag/whereinberkeley/. Of course this post is easy, but just as berkeleyside did I’ll try to put some tougher ones up in the future! … Continue reading