Professor of Quantum Mechanical Engineering, MIT
Seth Lloyd was the first person to develop a realizable model for quantum
computation and is working with a variety of groups to construct
and operate quantum computers and quantum communication
systems. His research focuses on the role of information
in complex systems, including the quantum mechanics of
living systems ('quantum life'), economics, and cosmology.
Dr. Lloyd is the author of over a hundred scientific
papers, and of Programming the Universe, (Knopf, 2004).
He is currently Professor of Quantum Mechanical Engineering
at MIT and the director of the W.M. Keck
Center for Extreme Quantum Information Theory (xQIT).
The conventional method for decoding quantum channel
involves pretty good measurements, which can be difficult to
implement in practice. This talk shows that projective,
von Neumann measurements suffice for channel decoding.