Author: Ion Nechita

Linear Matrix Inequalities, Semidefinite Programming and Quantum Information Theory, Toulouse 18-22 January 2016

I am organizing a week-long workshop in Toulouse, on topics of optimization problems in quantum information theory. Besides the usual research talks, there will be lectures by Aram Harrow, Jean Bernard Lasserre and Mihai Putinar on the topics of the workshop: linear matrix inequalities, semidefinite programming, and quantum information theory.

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A couple of days ago, I remembered the following fun fact from my high-school days in Romania: $! \frac{1}{9801}=0,(000102030405\cdots939495969799).$ First, note that I am using the European notation for periodic decimal expansions (or repeating decimals). What you get is a periodic expansion, where all the two-digit numbers from 00 to

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