Dream Research Visits

If you could spend a week or a month with any research group in the world in your field, where would it be? Personally I’d have a tough time choosing, but I think my number one choice would be with Zeilinger’s group in Austria (I know The Pontiff and Shtetl-Optimized think some of the recent work out of there is ‘fluffy’ but, nonetheless I think the Vienna guys are a creative bunch). I’ve had a few interesting conversations with Caslav Brukner over the years and would love to pick his brain a bit more. And Zeilinger himself is an extraordinarily creative guy.

Many of the top research groups in quantum information actually have visiting researcher programs, notably both of the Waterloo-based centers (IQC and Perimeter). For largely undergraduate researchers the Kavli Institute has a nice program. There are plenty of others. Have I actually done any of them? Of course not. But I do intend to get off my back side and apply to one of these soon.

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One Response to “Dream Research Visits”

  1. Here are some cute pix from the Vienna Division of Greg Chaitin’s Festschrift-60 back in November 2007. Present were Zeilinger, Chaitin, Cris Calude (it’s his Picasa page) and Karl Svozil.

    Heroes all.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/CSCalude/ViennaBookPresentation#

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