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.