User talk:Tomas A. Mondragon

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Photo

Steven J. Koch 01:07, 20 September 2007 (EDT):Here is the photo I took with my camera phone:

Excel File

Here is the Excel File that Lorenzo uploaded.

Quantum

So: how are things going now that you've transferred to UNM? Have you met any of the faculty interested in quantum information? --Steven J. Koch 01:51, 5 September 2007 (EDT)

Things have been going pretty smoothly. Well, as smoothly as they can after a school transfer, anyhow. UNM has a much broader range of interests, so I've had to take a broader range of classes to fulfill core requirements. But, that's going to end up being a good thing in the end.
The broader range of interests of the physics department faculty has refreshed my interest in physics itself. Tech's faculty is pretty narrowly focused on astronomy and atmospherics, neither which interested me, so I was starting to lose interest.
I have met with some of the QI researchers here. Last year I took Intro Quantum with Dr. Geremia and I am taking Intro to Quantum Information with Dr. Landahl. Unfortunately, I don't live in Albuquerque and don't get to hang around the department as much as I would like, so Dr. Geremia and Dr. Landahl are pretty much the only quantum researchers I've talked to. I know Dr. Deutsch does quantum research, but I haven't met him. you use optical tweezers, don't you? Isn't that sorta related to the research on squeezing that Dr. Geremia did?

  • Yes and no...our applications are for biophysics and we trap huge (500 nanometer diameter) microsopheres as opposed to atoms. So in my mind, it's quite different! Glad to hear your interest is rekindled!--Steven J. Koch 14:34, 5 September 2007 (EDT)

Re: comments on Physics307L:People/Mondragon/Notebook/071003#Compilation_of_plots

Hmmm...I may have to spend more time thinking about this, so can't give a quick answer. I think we do all agree, though, that the maximum likelihood fit is straightforward and easy. But fitting a histogram is a common task, so we should know how to do this. What I was thinking is, say your have 49 bins that registered 1 count. Due to Poisson counting error, you would say you counted 49 +/- 7 ... But like I said, maybe I'm not thinking correctly and we should discuss it in class.--Steve Koch 21:44, 25 October 2007 (CDT)

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