The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Graduate Student Solves Quantum Verification Problem | Quanta Magazine

In the spring of 2017, Urmila Mahadev found herself in what most graduate students would consider a pretty sweet position. She had just solved a major problem in quantum computation, the study of computers that derive their power from the strange laws of quantum physics. Combined with her earlier papers, Mahadev’s new result, on what is called blind computation, made it “clear she was a rising star,” said Scott Aaronson, a computer scientist at the University of Texas, Austin.


And a woman as well. Take that all you pimply STEM majors.

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