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I'm Michael Goerz, a computational physicist working on . Initially, in the context of in open quantum systems (Rydberg atoms, ions, superconducting qubits), current applications tend towards robust . Most of my time is spent developing methods and software. I have a long background in and . My primary language today is , working on the QuantumControl.jl package.

Sidenote: I still think Fortran is a pretty neat programming language. You can always write messy code in any language, but Fortran has a bit of that same readability that Python has.

#Code #Fortran #Python

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Version 0.5.0 of QuantumControl.jl is out. This is a big breaking release, with a more streamlined interface and lots of new features. Also, expect performance improvements by at least a factor of 3, thanks to lazy matrix-vector products.

Hello people of the Fediverse! Some of you may have heard that a new Mastodon client, Ivory,  is in development for iOS (and Mac!). This is true! Tapbots is going all in on Mastodon and we hope this place continues to grow and thrive. Tweetbot will continue to be developed alongside Ivory as a lot of code is shared. A new Mac version of Tweetbot and Ivory are also currently in development and we are working hard on getting those towards a public beta state.

Since I'll probably lose my institutional access to Overleaf Pro at some point, I'm a little confused about the limits on collaborators in the free version. With "link sharing" ("Anyone with this link can edit this project"), you effectively have unlimited collaborators, no?

Ever wished it was easier to view posts or profiles from another Mastodon instance on *your* instance, without any manual copy & paste?

I made Masto-Redirect, a shortcut that can redirect both account pages and individual posts to your own Mastodon instance.

Takes 1 minute to set up, can run on all Apple platforms. Free to download. Hope you'll find this useful:

If you’re a #pandoc user, I recommend following the @pandoc account – they post a lot of useful tips.

Worth posting here as a reminder: a couple of years ago, I did a 186-tweet storm on #QuantumComputer architecture. That was way too important and too much work to just let it vanish into the ether, so I turned it into a paper-like thing.
If you're a student working in quantum computer architecture, I just saved you many hours of legwork:

@comex I remember when Mastodon was brand new, the maintainer of GNU social at the time was very grumpy that Eugen was going to implement DMs at all since it provided the illusion of security. His perspective was that microblogging is a tool for public posting and if you're going to have a private conversation you should use the right tool for the job. I remain sympathetic to that given how tricky it is. I for one don't much like installing browser extensions.

You have probably heard this a million times, but if you are still on one of the mammoth instances (Eugen Rochko's, etc.), you should really, really move to a much smaller instance. Contrary to popular belief, this will not isolate you in a silo. The bigger the instance, the weaker the moderation, the easier it is for bad actors to hide and harass, the bigger and more frequent the technical problems.

Quantum Computing could soon be a field dominated by the @JuliaLanguage ⚛️

In this post, I go over why that is, what the Quantum tools in the #JuliaLang ecosystem look like, and more! #OpenSource #quantumcomputing

Update 20 days later. I've lost 102 #Twitter followers and gained 2,202 #Mastodon followers.

I won't keep updating these numbers. But you see the point. The Twitter network is shrinking and the Mastodon network is growing. The M growth is much faster than the T decline, in my case about 22x.

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#JuliaBeginners #JuliaLang #JuliaTipOfTheDay

The search on the JuliaHub site ( is an incredible resource.

Came across a macro in a snippet of code, and need to know where the macro is from? Try searching for it via the Symbols tab, filtering by "definition" and "macro".

You can also search across the documentations of all registered packages, regex-search through public Julia code, etc.

#JuliaHub #Search

It seems common in physics papers & literature to simply point someone to a paper for a quite particular result in it, without giving a more specific citation. This often forces a reader to sift through 30 or more pages of material to find what they are looking for, leading to a waste of time for the reader.

For example, if you're referring to Theorem 17 or Eq. (134) in a paper, then cite it alongside the paper citation. This helps to speed up the job of the reader of your paper.

@markwilde about a year ago I started looking for QI people on twitter. It was very unintuitive to find the community from scratch. Twitter's algorithm didn't help. Here the community is so specialized that I've been introduced to about twice as many people as I was in a year of searching Twitter.

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Very glad to have joined -- it makes it so much easier to find quantum people! 🙂 is such an amazing font for working with a lot of unicode characters. I really love it.

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The Quantum Mastodon

A community of scientist and engineers. Quantum tech (computing, sensing, communication) is close to our hearts!