ESP Biography


Major: Course 6k|k€(1,2,3)

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2017

Picture of Bennett Amodio

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Bennett Amodio is a level 10 trained wizard in World of Warcraft and an avid reader of poetry written by Samuel Coleridge. While he spends most of time listening to the works of John Cage, Arnold Schoenberg and Henry Cowell, along with the occasional Justin Bieber, he fits in enough time to learn advanced quantum computing while doing research on it through the Research Science Institute. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, he holds the world record for catching blue footed boobies, using only his bare hands and a really really large net. Reviews from those who have learned from him in the past include comments such as “He’s so handsome I couldn’t even focus on learning”, “He’s so intelligent it’s blinding” and “Never again will I think of learning quantum information the same way again!” But above all else, one characteristic stands out above all: his size 9 feet.

Past Classes

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C7900: Quantum Computation in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
This will be a very flexible class with an introduction to quantum computation. We can cover basics of quantum computation, including a brief overview of the history of quantum computing, the qubit, and quantum algorithms. From there, we can move to promising future applications for quantum computation. We could also talk about current topics in quantum computation, or we can go more in depth to gain a more rigorous understanding of the math of quantum computation.