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ESP Biography

DAWEI DING, Stanford PhD in Theoretical Physics

Major: Applied Physics

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Dawei (you can call me David) is a PhD student at Stanford in theoretical physics. He studies quantum information science, an interdisciplinary field bringing together physics, computer science, and mathematics. He has done work on quantum communication, quantum chaos, quantum gravity, and quantum algorithms. Outside of school he serves at a local church and plays badminton.

Past Classes

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M7159: Shor's algorithm: How quantum computers can factor large numbers in Splash Spring 2019 (May. 04 - 05, 2019)
Quantum computing technology is rapidly growing field, making headlines in almost every major news outlet and attracting attention from all corners of our modern, tech-saturated society. One highly advertised application of quantum computers is its ability to efficiently factor large numbers, an ability that can break the most popular encryption schemes today. The algorithm that realizes this is Shor's algorithm ('94). In this class we will present the technical details of Shor's algorithm only assuming familiarity with advanced high school level mathematics.