As a general rule, I don’t post workshop announcements on this blog: if I did it for one, I’d have to do it for all, etc. etc. But I’ve decided that an exception can be made, if the requesting party has won a bet against Stephen Hawking. And so it is that I, on behalf of John Preskill, hereby encourage you to attend the Quantum Information Science Workshop in Vienna, VA, from April 23-25, which has been hastily called in response to the report A Federal Vision for Quantum Information Science. The whole quantum information community is invited, but the deadline for the workshop hotel rate is today! The future of our entire field will be decided at this workshop:
- Should more quantum algorithms be discovered, or not?
- Is battling decoherence important, or unimportant?
- Are interdisciplinary insights needed from CS, physics, and other fields, or will a single discipline suffice?
If you’re as hungry for the answers as I am, you won’t want to miss this.