Black holes, cryptography, and quantum computers – an interview with Patrick Hayden

Dear readers,

It’s my pleasure to present to you my recent conversation with Patrick Hayden. Patrick was my Quantum Information professor at McGill University. His class was so fascinating that I changed my plans of taking a summer off before starting graduate school and instead did a summer project with him.

The field of quantum information remained one of my primary interests through the first year of graduate school, and I have since then been a passive observer of its development. Thus, it was a really great opportunity for me to learn about its current challenges. I hope you enjoy our conversation, recorded here.

For more information about Patrick’s work please visit his homepage.