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Who’s In, and Who’s Out?

March 19, 2017

I had submitted the text below as a letter to the UNM Daily Lobo a few weeks ago. Apparently they didn’t want it.

Headin’ to the Big Easy

March 13, 2017

This week, I’ll be in New Orleans for the American Physical Society’s annual March Meeting. You can keep up with the action either via the conference hashtag (#apsmarch), or my Twitter and Instagram accounts.

What Makes Fake News Fake?

January 29, 2017

One aspect of the aftermath of President Trump’s successful election campaign which I find fascinating is the notion of “fake news”. A quick Google Trends search indicates the topic has become quite popular as of late, especially in the United Sta...

Heading To the Land Down Under

December 09, 2016

Part of being an academic is travel. Often, I travel to attend conferences; last month, I had the opportuntity to travel to visit an institution in Australia. Unlike conference travel, the purpose of this trip was mostly to be able to meet up with...

Book Review: Predictably Irrational

November 18, 2016

Continuing in the vein of reading books about human psychology, I recently finished “Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions”, by Dan Ariely. Ariely is a Professor of of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke. “Pred...

Book Review: Influence

November 02, 2016

If you’re like me, the behavior of other people can sometimes be baffling. How is it that marketing and advertising work so well on us? Why do people choose to do things which, standing as an outsider, we would think they shouldn’t want to do? Or ...

First Paper!

September 18, 2016

Last week, my advisor and I released our first paper together. It also happens to be the first I have ever written. The work, “Behavior of the Maximum Likelihood in Quantum State Tomography”, is available on the arXiv. The paper source file, as we...

Last Frontiers in Quantum Information Science Workshop

July 04, 2016

It’s been a while since I have last written, hasn’t it? Part of the reason is I attended the “Last Frontiers in Quantum Information Science” (LFQIS) workshop in Juneau, Alaska, last month, and was busy doing research and writing my talk. I took so...