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informal lunch talk

Wednesday, February 11, 2004 12 noon
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Center for Theoretical Physics
Building 6, third floor seminar room

Please join us for this informal  lunch talk:
Ed Fredkin

(Dr. Fredkin is a distinguished computer scientist and was a good friend of Feynman, and he made important contributions to the foundations of quantum computing ("Fredkin gate"). )

The architecture of a NaCl crystal is extremely simple but not too simple. We have found ways to take advantage of the Salt spatial architecture in order to create new kinds of theoretical computational models. This work leads in 2 directions: towards the possibility of new kinds of molecular computers that resemble massive 3D FPGA's (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) and towards even more speculative semi-classical discrete models of a subset of theoretical physics.

Ms. Joyce Berggren                     email : berg lns mit edu
Massachusetts Institute of Technology          jib mit edu
Center for Theoretical Physics
Bldg. 6-304A
77 Massachusetts Avenue                phone : -617-253-4827
Cambridge, MA 02139  USA               fax   : -617-253-8674