Posted by: atri | March 10, 2011

Dick Lipton talk on Friday

Here are the details:

Date Friday, March 11, 2011

Time/Place 3:10pm, Commons 9. (Refreshments will be served after the talk.)

Speaker Richard Lipton (Georgia Tech.)

Title Quantum Complexity: Some recent results, some open problems, some thoughts

Abstract The talk will discuss a number of results in the area of quantum complexity. It is assumed that you are an *not* an expert in: quantum flavordynamics, quantum geometrodynamics, quantum hydrodynamics, quantum magnetodynamics, quantum triviality, Schrodinger’s equation, path integral, Schwinger-Dyson equation, static forces and virtual-particle exchange, and the Ward-Takahashi
identity.

I am not. I have no idea what most of these mean. It is assumed that you are interested in hearing some simple ideas that connect basic complexity theory with quantum computation. No previous knowledge is assumed, all will be explained, at least that is the plan of the talk.

Speaker Bio Richard Lipton is the Storey Chair of Computing at Georgia Tech. He has been on the faculty of Princeton and Yale Universities. Lipton received his Ph.D. from CMU.

Lipton’s interests are mainly in theory of computation, but include security and other broader aspects of computing. He has advised almost 30 Ph.D. students. He is an ACM fellow, a Guggenheim fellow and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He writes a popular blog, with Ken Regan, on theory of computation called “Godel’s Lost Letter.”

Acknowledgment This semester, the UB CSE Theory seminar is made possible by the support of School of Engineering’s Research Incentives Program for 2010-2011.

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