Week in Review: 7/23/17 – 7/29/17

July 26, 2017

Mathematicians to gather at William & Mary for Whitney Problem workshop

Mathematicians from around the world will gather at William & Mary Aug. 14-18 to confront implications of what has been known as the Whitney Problems, a set of analysis ideas that resisted attempts at resolution for nearly a century. http://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2017/mathematicians-to-gather-at-william–mary-for-whitney-problem-workshop.php

July 27, 2017

UC San Diego Takes Part in RoboCup Competition for the First Time

A team of computer scientists from the University of California San Diego are taking part for the first time in the international RoboCup @ Home competition, which takes place July 27 to 31 in Nagoya, Japan. http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/uc_san_diego_takes_part_in_robocup_competition_for_the_first_time

Ultracold molecules hold promise for quantum computing

Researchers have taken an important step toward the long-sought goal of a quantum computer, which in theory should be capable of vastly faster computations than conventional computers, for certain kinds of problems. The new work shows that collections of ultracold molecules can retain the information stored in them, for hundreds of times longer than researchers have previously achieved in these materials. http://news.mit.edu/2017/ultracold-molecules-hold-promise-quantum-computing-qubit-0727