Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ten Million Bucks to Learn to Program...

...molecules.

Erik Winfree's DNA and Natural Algorithms Group at my alma mater is arguably already the best in the world at programming DNA; they publish in Nature and Science like clockwork. I don't know the U-Dub guys, but I assume they're good, too.

So, over the next few years, I expect marvelous advances. Good luck to them! We'll be watching and waiting.

4 Comments:

At 12:26 AM, Blogger Dave Bacon said...

The U-Dub guy rocks as well (plus we just hired another molecular programmer.) Molecular programmer, quantum programmer, the world is a strange place.

 
At 5:57 AM, Blogger rrtucci said...

Of course, quantum computer programming blows the socks off DNA computer programming. And the best quantum computing software available is... mine :) No doubt about it. And it didn't cost 10M. It was produced at no cost to the taxpayer. Sure, there are plenty of computer programs out there that simulate Shor's algorithm, but if that's all there is to quantum computer programming, then, I say, bo-o-o-ring. Luckily, it isn't.

 
At 10:29 AM, Blogger rdv said...

Well, the ten million bucks certainly includes a large chunk of experimental work. It's not just to develop tools that could hypothetically be used.

Speaking of which, are you working with any experimentalists to apply your tools to some specific architecture?

 
At 12:28 PM, Blogger rrtucci said...

No. I haven't collaborated with experimentalists. I try to make my software "qc hardware independent" (I.E., pertinent to most quantum computer hardware). I've tried working with qc academics before, but it's never worked. Let's not get into it

 

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