After spending a long time on my PhD projects during the past year, I wanted to break away from them and work on something new. That’s why I applied to the Los Alamos Quantum Computer Summer School (I’ll call it QCSS now). The summer school was in its fourth edition, and was virtual like the one last year. First, some preliminaries. Despite the name, QCSS is not really a summer school. It’s closer to a…
I’m not joking when I tell you that I once had a statistical physics assignment which had parts lasting until around part s).
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Vacations are on my mind as I get back into the PhD life.
This has not turned out to be a job for a person who likes clear objectives.
My problem tends to be the opposite. I spend way too long adjusting how things look.
The only solution is to double the vacation time!
No wonder I can never follow the proofs that are in the PDFs of presentations! (Thanks to Alex Kontorovich for inspiring this on Episode 1 of the 3b1b podcast.)
I’m really looking forward to trying this.
People seem to be very happy to say they dislike mathematics compared to other cultural products.