Scott in Rio

quantum Rio

Rio is willing to become, among other things, a hub for quantum information in South America. To push that further, this week Ernesto and Thiago, from the Infoptics@UFF, invited Scott Aaronson, from MIT, to lecture about the relations between complexity theory and quantum optics. Yes, a BosonSampling week!

Scott, as he said himself, can be most usually found in the deepest corners of complexity theory. Recently, however, he’s been trying to come up with physical implementations that would put in check a cornerstone of computer science, namely, the ECT… okay, let’s get started and go through all the capital letters acronyms so common in CS (gee!).

Lecture 01: The Extended Church-Turing thesis

Scott’s plan for this first lecture was to give a crash course on complexity theory. As the classroom is packed with a heterogeneous crowd (all possible combinations between {undergrad, grad-student, postdoc, professor} and {physics, math, computer…

View original post 702 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s