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Major Quantum Computing Advance Made Obsolete by UT Grad

  1. Aug 1, 2018 #1

    jedishrfu

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    https://www.cs.utexas.edu/news/2018/major-quantum-computing-advance-made-obsolete-ut-grad

     
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  3. Aug 1, 2018 #2

    anorlunda

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  4. Aug 1, 2018 #3

    jedishrfu

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    I didn’t post the quant mag story because this morning it wouldn’t come up and I thought maybe it got retracted but the UT version was there so I used it. Go Longhorns.
     
  5. Aug 2, 2018 #4

    George Jones

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    How quickly things change!

    I get Quanta Magazine sent to my inbox. The title of the above Quanta Magazine article is "Major Quantum Computing Advance Made Obsolete by Teenager". I remember seeing a Quanta Magazine article (link in above article) six weeks ago titled "Finally, a Problem That Only Quantum Computers Will Ever Be Able to Solve", which was about the "Major Quantum Computing Advance" part of the previous title!

    https://www.quantamagazine.org/fina...omputers-will-ever-be-able-to-solve-20180621/

    This is all quite fascinating for me, as I currently am being forced to learn some elementary quantum computing. After some (good-natured) arm-twisting, I agreed to lead a seminar course on quantum computing. At 4:30 PDT today, we will cover some stuff from chapter 5 of

    https://www.amazon.com/Introduction...rd_wg=0bYbk&psc=1&refRID=P6CWQ6K6QAWYKPT8KK25

    Excuse me, as I have some reading to do. :biggrin:
     
  6. Aug 2, 2018 #5

    atyy

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    On a quick read, the Raz and Tal problem is not the "major quantum computing advance" made obsolete.

    Scott Aronson blogged about Ewin Tang's result: https://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=3880. At the end of the post he mentions that it remains open whether his Forrelation problem, addressed by Raz and Tal, is Ewin-proof.
     
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