Among the four weeks I stayed at MIT, I was taught a lot. I was taught about how to search for a patent. I was taught how to efficiently manage my library of papers. I was also taught how to cite the papers I used while writing my own efficiently using Mendeley. I was also required to read a 50 page paper for the first time in life. Later I also had to do a presentation about the materials covered in it. I was also required to prove the correctness of the result derived by another paper.
However, I think for me the two highlights of this research are:
1st I learned how physics research are done. Before this experience, I have basically no clue what’s so ever about how should we approach a problem and do research about it. What kind of experiments do we need to do? How are we supposed to set things up to do these experiments? What are the current technological barriers that stops us from going from theory to proving it by doing experiments? How are we going to learn from the results published by others? These are all vital problems I need to know before I could go onto do my own research. Nowadays, quantum mechanics is no longer a brand new area of research, to achieve anything in this area, I will need to work on the shoulder of others. Without proper education about how to read others work, I will not be able to achieve anything. Without a clear mind of what process I need to follow, I will no tbe able to do any research on my own.
2nd I learned about all different fields related to quantum mechanics. Before this experience, I am very interested in quantum mechanics. However, these interests are merely on the level of theoretical points and on the level of very limited areas like quantum key distribution. Throughout the 4 weeks at MIT, I was introduced to multiple researchers at MIT. They have introduced to me what they are doing research on. These includes things that seem completely irrelevant to quantum mechanics. For example, by using quantum mechanics, we could do better probing with radars. By using quantum mechanics, we could do imaging with better resolution. These technologies have already been realized in our daily life without me noticing them. Being not aware of them could heavily hinder my ability to do research. Because quantum mechanics is like a building material. With it alone, we could not do anything. Combining it with other things, many amazing things could be achieved. Knowing these “examples” of realization of current technologies related to quantum mechanics, I could then find my own field of interest which will also benefit with the use of quantum mechanics.
First of all, I would like to thank you for your time. It is a pleasure talking to you via Skype. Although I have had some research experience with my professor in New York University, it was not about the field that I am most interested in, quantum computing. Despite of having read about some of the hot research topics that came up often in the news, I was not given the chance to participate in or even talk to researchers about those topics in the field of quantum computing. After an introduction about what you have been doing, I feel very excited about the possibility of researching and learning in these topics.
Secondly, I have never doubted or questioned about the reason why I wanted to do research in quantum computing. I understand that it is experimentally hard to research in the field of quantum computing due to the delicacy of coherent states. However, since the first class of quantum mechanics and quantum information, I have always been deeply fascinated by the difference between quantum mechanics and classical mechanics and the things we are able to do in quantum computing due to these differences. Initiated by your question today in the interview, I am now giving it a second thought about my reason of doing research in quantum computing. The fascination of quantum computing never faded for me. The more I learn, the more interested I am about it. Whether it is communicating via quantum key distribution or building a quantum computer, the more difficulty there is in the field, the more it makes me want to help make progress in these fields.
Last but not least, I would really appreciate it if I am given the opportunity to participate in this summer research program at MIT. I look forward to both enhance my research experience and enjoy myself by studying and researching about the topics I love.
In this presentation, I shall first talk briefly about what the original paper is trying to do. Then, I will talk a little about what I have tried to do when I was trying to get the result that the author also got from the paper.
Nextly, I shall talk a little about what interests me in both lectures Prof Z, Prof. X and S has talked to us about.
Finally, I shall end this presentation with something that I have figured is interesting that I have learned.
But before I start my presentation, I would like to thank C for teaching me and helping me review some of the key concepts related in this project. I would not have been able to complete to this degree without his help.
What are the three points: unit efficiency of detection, max entanglement , in two well defined single mode.
The reason why we could not reach 2.8 CHSH is because that we have no photon , or multiple photon trials that both leads to CHSH value of that trial been 2 and we are not tossing them away now. So we definitely will not reach max.
Note for myself: g and g bar measures how much entanglement there is between the two photons.