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A few weeks ago, I finished teaching my first class at the University of Toronto, called Quantum Computing: Foundations to Frontier. It was aimed at graduate students, which comprised the majority of the participants, but there were a few outstanding undergraduates, as well as a high school student! This was the first class I have ever designed and taught from the ground up; UofT did not have a quantum computing class in recent years (my colleague Hoi-Kwong Lo, I believe, had taught a more information-theory and crypto-oriented class a while back).

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As my stint at Berkeley winds down over the next few weeks, I’m finally taking stock of the next chapter ahead of me: on July 1st, I’ll be packing my bags and transplanting myself to the fine city of Toronto, Canada. For sure, it won’t be without its share of challenges: the frigid winters, “colour” and “neighbour” and “centre”, and perhaps most difficult of all, “zed”. But despite these difficulties, I expect a great adventure.

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