Olivier Pfister‘s group in the Physics Department has developed a new way of producing quantum entanglement that could have big implications on quantum computing.
Here are some articles:
The full article is: Matthew Pysher, Yoshichika Miwa, Reihaneh Shahrokhshahi, Russell Bloomer, and Olivier Pfister. Parallel Generation of Quadripartite Cluster Entanglement in the Optical Frequency Comb. Physical Review Letters, 14 July 2011.
The New York Times has an article [With Digital Mapmaking, Scholars See History, NY Times, 26 July 2011] on the use of Geographic Information Systems in history research.
Benjamin Ray, the director of the Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive at the University of Virginia, said visualizing data helps you to analyze it. “The eye is a very good sorter of patterns,” he said. Mr. Ray had wondered why witchcraft charges spread so rapidly and widely in 1692 from Salem across 25 communities, whereas previous incidents had remained small and localized. When he plotted the accusations on a digital map that showed a progression over time, it struck him immediately: “It looked like a kind of epidemic, almost a disease.”
There is an version of the BACS requirements and dependencies course flowchart available: [PDF, for printing]
I’m hoping to post profiles of recent BACS alumni on this site. Sara Alspaugh (BACS 2009, now at Berkeley) was kind enough to be the first to be profiled!
I signed up for that first computer science course because I wanted to join the U.S. Foreign Service. As a Foreign Service Officer, you are assigned to a location abroad based on where you are needed. I believed having technical skills would improve my placement options. I was also driven by a niggling desire to understand how my laptop functioned, through and through, as well as the Internet. … [Continued]
If you are a BACS graduate and would like to be profiled for this site, please contact me.