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What made you (continue to) want to write a book?

Many people have asked me why I decided to write a book. A better questions is: “When you realized that writing the book was going to be orders of magnitude harder and take much longer than you thought it would, what made you decide to continue writing the book?” My co-author, Wolfgang Polak, and I [...] → Read More: What made you (continue to) want to write a book?

A Gentle Introduction

Our book, Quantum Computing: A Gentle Introduction, has been out for a little over a month. So far, it has received as much attention from weaving blogs as science blogs, due to the card-woven bands on the cover. MIT press takes pride in their cover designs, but warns authors that  “schedules rarely allow for individual [...] → Read More: A Gentle Introduction

Benoît Mandelbrot, 1924-2010

I am saddened to hear that Benoît Mandelbrot has passed away. His The Fractal Geometry of Nature excited and intrigued me when I was in high school, though I admit that while I, like many others, examined all the pictures, I read only scattered parts of the text. The talk of his I attended as [...] → Read More: Benoît Mandelbrot, 1924-2010