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science / science - 3 weeks ago

The Book of Mark, Chapter 2

Late in the summer of 2021, I visited a physics paradise in a physical paradise: the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP). The KITP sits at the edge of the University of California, Santa Barbara like a bougainvillea bush at the edge of a...

science / science - 1 month ago

Caltech’s Ginsburg Center

Editor’s note: On 10 August 2023, Caltech celebrated the groundbreaking for the Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Center for Quantum Precision Measurement, which will open in 2025. At a lunch following the ceremony, John Preskill made these rem...

science / science - 4 months ago

Winners of the Quantum-Steampunk Short-Story Contest

During the past seven months, I’ve steamed across the Atlantic, sailed in a flying castle, teleported across the globe, and shuttled forward and backward in time. Literarily, not literally—the Quantum-Steampunk Short-Story Contest began welcoming su...

science / science - 5 months ago

Quantum computing vs. Grubhub

pon receiving my speaking assignments for the Tucson Festival of Books, I mentally raised my eyebrows. I’d be participating in a panel discussion with& Mike Evans, the founder of Grubhub? But I hadn’t created an app that’s a household name. I ha...