ThomBoh wrote:I go to Waterloo. Who are you interested in working with, and on what? Who did you first contact?
ThomBoh wrote:You could try their uwaterloo emails, but I expect that the iqc and uwaterloo emails feed to the same mailbox. Some professors are definitely harder to get a hold of/get a reply from than others though. There are some IQC professors who I see walking around on a daily basis and have had to wait several months to get an email response from, if at all. Some of them get just massive amounts of emails and only reply to the ones that they're interested in, so if they're not interested or aren't taking any more students it may be more likely just not to hear back than get a reply saying so (which can be frustrating on a student's end).
FYI Frank Wilhelm is not at IQC anymore, but has moved to a school in Germany (this happened I think in 2011?), which isn't well advertised on the IQC web pages (they're slow in updating things). I happen to know that Joseph Emerson has already accepted some new students for the fall and it seems like he wouldn't be able to take more, but it couldn't hurt to send him an email. Though, Emerson's research, I would say, is less geared directly towards practical implementations of quantum computing than someone like Frank Wilhelm or David Cory (I would highly recommend trying to get in touch with David Cory if you're interested in implementations -- he's a world expert and I'm currently taking a course that he's teaching on implementations of quantum computing). Emerson has done alot of research in open quantum systems and implementations (he was Cory's postdoc at MIT) but research activity in his group right now is much more oriented towards the interaction between foundations of quantum mechanics and quantum computing. If you're very intent on working on something that's *directly* listed as one of his research focuses then persistence in trying to contact him could pay off, but again I wouldn't imagine he's taking any more students for next year.
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