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  Seth Lloyd
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).

Projective Measurements for Quantum Channel Decoding
May 3, 2011 - 1:45 PM - 2:10 PM
RLE Conference Center 36-428

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.