An introductory lecture on fault-tolerant quantum computing, for a local mini-workshop on fault-tolerance that we’re holding at UQ today. This gives a very high level picture of fault-tolerance and the threshold theorem; with a few modifications, you could give this lecture to a group of bright first-year undergrads. Even after nearly 10 years, I find it an incredible result: you can build a reliable computer (quantum or classical) from faulty components.
Note that for some reason Acrobat choked on the file, so it’s just in Powerpoint, not pdf.
My essay on research effectiveness will continue tomorrow.