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Ilya Rips and me during Ilyafest last week (picture Itai Benjamini) Ilya Rips Birthday Conference Last week we had here a celebration for Ilya Rips’ birthday. Ilya is an extraordinary mathematician with immense influence on algebra and topology. There were … Continue reading

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Pictures from Recent Quantum Months

A special slide I prepared for my lecture at Gdansk featuring Robert Alicki and I as climber on the mountain of quantum computers “because it is not there.” It has been quite a while since I posted here about quantum … Continue reading

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Meeting with Aram Harrow, and my Lecture on Why Quantum Computers Cannot Work.

Last Friday, I gave a lecture at the quantum information seminar at MIT entitled “Why quantum computers cannot work and how.” It was a nice event with lovely participation during the talk, and a continued discussion after it. Many very … Continue reading

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Plans and Updates

Jerusalem and Budapest       Monday, last week was the last day of lectures for the spring term here at the Hebrew U.  One outcome of the long professors’ strike was a very fruitful year for research seminars. We ran them during … Continue reading

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Tel-Aviv’s “Jerusalem Beach”

  Friday’s evening at the beach Late Friday afternoon, and the “Jerusalem beach” in Tel Aviv is still quite crowded with young and old people, families and singles, tourists, foreign workers and Israelis. The sea is calm and beautiful and the Tel … Continue reading

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