• Who am I?

    I am Qrystal; or at least, that's my dot-name! Har har. (My name is really Crystal, but that's not as internet-searchable; hence, switching the C for the little-used letter Q.)

    I am here because I enjoy writing. I do this mostly for myself, but I also have a passion for helping others learn things from the things I write. Now that I am done my Ph.D. in Physics, I am stepping away from academic research so that I can indulge in some creative ways to share my knowledge and inspire the appreciation of scientific thinking in others. I am also working as a tutor, which is one of the jobs I've most enjoyed doing in my life so far.


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  • Alas, No Second Edition

    Posted by Qrystal on November 19, 2008 at 13:33.
    Category: Miscellany. Tags: research, textbook, thesis.

    There will not be a second edition of Nielsen and Chuang.

    This comes directly from Michael Nielsen himself, in a comment on his blog. I must say I’m disappointed, because the book of theirs in question, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, is a fantastic overview of the field… but it’s starting to show its age (published in 2000).

    Also, the blog article that this quote was from is quite amusing, as it has to do with sheep and haiku and quantum mechanics. Intrigued? Please check it out! :)

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