John Preskill is a theoretical physicist and the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech.
He once won a bet with Steven Hawking, which as he writes made him “briefly almost famous.” John and Kip Thorne bet that singularities could exist outside of black holes and after six years Hawking conceded that they were possible in very special, “nongeneric” conditions.
In this episode we cover what John’s been focusing on for years: quantum information, quantum computing, and quantum error correction.
Read the transcript here.
The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.