Student-athletes need more class time

first_imgIn the argument of student-athlete compensation, one side generally defends the current system saying that these athletes are getting their tuition paid for and that is a huge sum of money. Of course, not all college athletes are on a full-ride scholarship, but for those that are; their scholarship doesn’t achieve its full value.Photo courtesy USC Sports InformationBusy schedule · The men’s golf team has a busy November, playing on Monday and Tuesday before hitting the links again next week for three days. It’s just one instance of an athletic team tied down by a rough schedule.Student-athletes continually choose their sport over school because the Pac-12 and their school force them to. How can anyone expect student-athletes to put their academics first when their governing bodies refuse to do the same?This debate is especially relevant given all the attention that Thursday night football games have been given and their impact on the minutes football players spend in the classroom, but it isn’t just about football players. Once again the massive entity that is collegiate football has overshadowed the non-revenue sports that suffer from this problem just as much if not more.The men’s golf team has two consecutive weeks in November in which they have a tournament during the week. This week, the team played on Monday and Tuesday and next week they will be on the links Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.That means they are missing the equivalent of a full week of school from just two tournaments.The women’s volleyball team also plays a significant number of times during the week. This week they played in Tucson on Wednesday night and again in Tempe on Friday, meaning they will miss Tuesday through Friday this week.“On Tuesday we travel, Wednesday we play and Thursday we travel to Tempe,” women’s volleyball head coach Mick Haley said to the Daily Trojan before the team left. “Then we play early Friday at 6 p.m., but we can’t get out that night, which is terrible because we have to get up early to get them back by 9 the next morning on Saturday.”This atrocious schedule leaves very little room to achieve academic excellence. In the same interview, Haley said he thought the team would only be in school for eight days in November.It doesn’t matter how many administrators and coaches come out and say academics are the priority for their teams if their actions speak differently.This isn’t a new problem either and the NCAA in all its resplendent glory is aware of the problem.The organization has conducted a study in order to gain insight into the experiences and well being of student athletes. This survey, “Growth, Opportunity, Aspirations and Learning of Students in College,” was conducted in 2006, 2010 and most recently in 2015.The findings are disheartening, considering the word student comes first in student-athlete. In Division I schools, athletes reported dedicating a median of 34 hours a week to their sport in-season, a two-hour increase since 2010. Not surprisingly, football players spent the most time, averaging 42 hours a week. The other sport that struck the 40-hour mark — that of a full-time job — was baseball at 40 hours per week.The silver lining is that athletes also said they are spending more time on academics than they were in 2010 with the number of hours per week rising from 35.5 hours to 38.5 hours while they are in season. Across the board, female student-athletes said they spent more time studying than their male counterparts.Fifty-nine percent of male and 66 percent of female Division I athletes said they want to spend more time on academics during the season. The three sports who consistently reported they spent significantly more time on athletics than academics were football, baseball and men’s golf.Student-athletes are missing class at very high rates as well. Ten percent of football players reported missing three or more classes a week during their season, and this was the lowest number among of the categories the NCAA provided for Division I athletes. Nineteen percent of baseball players, 21 percent of men’s basketball players and 22 percent of women’s basketball players — all limited to Division I athletes — reported missing three or more classes a week during their season.Between the time spent traveling or working out and the time spent pursuing a degree, the life of a college athlete is far busier than most average students. Unfortunately, most of the student-athletes surveyed were not dissatisfied with these time commitments during the season.By promoting a culture of athletics taking precedent over academics, these athletes are being done a disservice by their universities.According to the NCAA, just 1.6 percent of NCAA football players go on to compete in the NFL. 1.1 percent of men’s basketball players make it to the NBA and for baseball players, 9.7 will be drafted by a Major League team.By taking athletes out of the classroom for such a significant time, the University is taking away valuable preparation for a world beyond athletics. This isn’t to say that college sports should be done away with, there just needs to be some reform in the amount of time that these athletes are expected to contribute to their schools when what they are receiving in return — their education — is being taken away from them.Hailey Tucker is a junior majoring in broadcast and digital journalism. She is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. Her column, “Tucker Talks,” runs Thursdays.last_img read more

Stephen Curry inspires GSW to take 2-1 lead in Western Conference finals

first_img Tags: Golden State WarrorsHuston RocketsNBAStephen CurrySteve Kerr Stephen Curry (right) throes down a three pointer this morningNational Basketball Association (NBA)Golden State Warriors (GSW) 126-85 Huston RocketsOracle Arena, Oackland-CalifoniaGolden State Warriors lead seven game series 2-1Stephen Curry exploded in the third quarter to help his Golden State Warriors side take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals against Huston Rockets.Arguably the greatest shooter of all time, Curry shot just 1-7 from beyond the arc in the first half of the game, pushing his series total to 3-20 from deep but turned up the head in the third quarter, shooting 8/8 for 18 points.The third quarter burst came, and the game was as good as over. After three quarters, the Dubs led 88-67.The game also saw five other GSW players reach double figures in terms of points with Kevin Durant managing 25, Klay Thompson 13, Andre Iguadala and Draymond Green 13 apiece and substitute Quinn Cook 11.Curry finished with 35 points on 5-12 shooting from deep.On the other end, the Warriors were able to hold Houston’s duo of James Harden and Chris Paul to just 33 points combined on 12-of-32 from the field (4-of-14 from beyond the arc).Huston’s James Harden managed only 20 points in game three.What they said after the game:Stephen Curry, GSW captain.“This is what i expected to do, just like i do in every game, don’t get to high on the highs and not so low on the lows.“You appreciate every opportunity to play the game and am thankful for some shots i made.“We still got a long way to go and we have to stay focused as a team.“We played better defence today which i have to thank everybody more and more.Steve Kerr, GSW Coach on Curry’s performance.“Steph is underrated for the toughness factor but you don’t become a two time MVP just by shooting a bunch of threes.“He is got unbelievable stamina and physical toughness and all toughness.“For four days, everybody has been talking about him and what he did tonight, doesn’t surprise any of us because that is who he is, he got unbelievable character, great talent and always rises when he needs to.GSW coach Steve Kerr lauded Curry’s characterThe Warriors took a 2-1 lead in the series, with a 126-85 victory. Yeah, you read that correctly, a 41-point win.The game played in the series so far:Game 1. Huston 106 – 119 GSWGame 2. Huston 127 – 105 GSWGame 3. GSW 126 – 85 Huston.Game four is on Wednesday morning.In the other final, Boston Celtics will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in game four of the Eastern Conference Finals at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland-Ohio.The Celtics lead the series 2-1 after winning game one and two but lost the last match 116-86.Comments last_img read more

South Africa speaks out during CSW60

first_img24 March 2016The United Nations 60th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) wraps up today in New York. Noting South Africa’s participation at the session, the Cabinet said it gave the country an opportunity to benchmark the progress made since the dawn of democracy on a global arena.“It is important to note that since the democratic dispensation, South Africa (has) participated in the fourth World Conference of Women in 1995 and signed the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in the same year,” the Cabinet said.This year’s theme at the commission, which started on 14 March, was “Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development”.Representatives of UN member states, UN entities and NGOs accredited by the UN Economic and Social Council attended the CSW60.The CSW programme is divided into two separate but inter-related sessions:The high level ministerial segment or formal CSW session; and,the NGO Forum, which is in the main informal session.Sherwin shares impressive stats on leadership of women at SABC. Great panel. pic.twitter.com/z5HUk1xp3z— Phumzile Mlambo (@phumzileunwomen) March 22, 2016Opening“This session marks the beginning of the countdown to 2030 to the future we want, in which no one is left behind,” said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the UN Women executive director and a UN under-secretary-general, “a future in which there is substantive gender equality.”She said collaboration was key to success. “We know that in order to bring the new agenda to life, we need to get closest to those who are most disadvantaged. Governments cannot deliver alone on their strong commitments.“Collaboration with civil society and women’s organisations is key. It also means that greater support and protection of civil society is needed to ensure greater political space and capacity for them. To implement this agenda, the support of the private sector is also needed.”In his opening remarks, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon acknowledged the strides made. He noted that he had appointed more than 150 women as assistant secretary-generals or under-secretary-generals.“When I took office, there were no women special representatives – often known as SRSGs – in the field,” Ban observed. “Today, nearly a quarter of UN missions are headed by women. That is not nearly enough, but it is a major step in realising the Security Council’s historic resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.“We are now shattering glass ceilings, and this commitment will continue. The deeply rooted prejudice that women are not capable of dealing with security matters, that is completely untrue.”South Africa’s participationSouth Africa sent various leaders to take part in CSW60, including ministers of Small Business Development Lindiwe Zulu, Labour Mildred Oliphant, Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa, and Social Development Bathabile Dlamini, as well as Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women, Susan Shabangu.Why does @SABCNewsOnline cover @phumzileunwomen and @UN_Women? To show girls in South Africa and Africa what is possible.- @sherwiebp #CSW60— Global Goals (@GlobalGoalsUN) March 22, 2016“Being here in New York for me and seeing the role of small and medium enterprises and how they (are) contributing not only to your (gross domestic product) but just contributing to the well-being of their own people is a lesson for us in South Africa,” Zulu said, speaking about society’s economic transformation, hosted by South African NGO Ilitha Labantu.She told the South African Broadcasting Corporation that once women had economic independence, they were able to make better decisions for their families and society.Ilitha Labantu founder Mandisa Monakeli called for greater implementation instead of lip service. “We’re even talking about working at home that is unpaid work and we are saying women need to be paid for whatever job they are doing and when we talk about that we need to look at how do we bring those together. Equality talking about finances, how do we put equality together with finances,” she said.South Africa.info reporterlast_img read more

ECM: Creating an Active Archive

first_imgActive archiving is the process of tagging and moving infrequently used data from high-performance active storage to more cost-effective storage.  The term Active Archiving is most often applied to structured data stored in a relational database but it can also be applied to unstructured data.Off-loaded data can be stored on cost-effective but lower performance storage media.  Depending on the media selected, the data could still remain on-line, ‘near-line’, or offline and stored on long-term storage media like optical devices or tape.  Some estimates are that only 20% of a company’s data is critical and needs to be stored on high-performance disk storage.The benefits of active archiving are that removing large amounts of rarely used data from a system can dramatically improve application performance and availability.  Further, only active data needs to be backed up on a regular basis, significantly reducing the time needed to perform backups.If off-loaded data ever needs to be recalled, administrators and end users can restore the data on an as-needed basis.Business policies often drive the structure of the active archive process.  In the world of records management, policies are developed that fully specify how to manage the information of a record from its creation to its final disposition.  The policy might specify how the information can be searched, organized, stored and disposed.Active archiving creates tiered storage systems and each tier typically provides a trade-off of storage performance versus storage costs.Some questions that can help structure your IT storage policy include:Which applications and servers store data that are critical to your business?What records can be deleted and when?Which IT assets do employees use and with what frequency?Hitachi Data Systems’ Low Li Kiang recommends the creation of a single active archive for managing content across both commercial and in-house data systems with capabilities of storing both structured and unstructured data.  In that way, operations can be centralized on a single archive while ensuring data security, authentication and integrity.last_img read more

Bonnier Corp Taps Former Meredith Exec as New SVP People on the

first_imgElise ContarsyElise Contarsy started at Bonnier Corp. this week as its new SVP, Bonnier Consumer Products. Based in the New York City office, Contarsy is tasked with further developing the company’s consumer products and brand licensing programs and will report directly to CEO Eric Zinczenko.Contarsy brings to the role a decade of experience as VP of brand licensing at Meredith Corp., as well as experience she collected as the VP, general merchandise manager of product development and branding at Bed Bath & Beyond. She also currently serves on the board of the Licensing Industry Merchandising Association (LIMA) and is a consultant to the Private Label Manufacturers Association.“I am thrilled to be joining Eric and the Bonnier team on the path to creating deeper consumer connections and growing non-advertising revenue,” Contarsy said in a statement. “The Bonnier portfolio of enthusiast brands has great potential to expand through strategic licensing and joint venture partnerships.”Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move… Ryan PauleyVox Media promoted Ryan Pauley to chief revenue officer from his former title of SVP of business operations. In his former role, Pauley led the launch and expansion of the company’s ad marketplace, Concert, and led new business and advertising strategies across the company. In his new role, Pauley will report directly to CEO Jim Bankoff and will be based in New York. “He knows better than anyone how to leverage Vox Media’s premium quality scale and creative along with our technology and analytical strength to ensure continued success and growth for our clients, and in turn, our business,” said Bankoff in a statement. “He’ll lead an immensely talented team that has consistently excelled through attention to client success, innovation and integrity.”In addition to this, Courtney Glaze and Regina Zaremba were promoted on Pauley’s team. Glaze is taking on the role of VP of revenue operations where she will continue lead the revenue strategy across solutions planning, inventory management, and revenue operations, but will take on the added responsibilities of ad operations and paid social as well.Zaremba will take on the titles of both chief of staff of Pauley’s team and head of operations for Vox Media, which is a newly created position. She will be tasked with running the operational functions in the revenue organization, as well as taking on training and enablement, and special projects. Zaremba formerly worked alongside Pauley on Concert.Katy ByronKaty Byron was appointed as the first MediaWise editor and program manager at The Poynter Institute and is responsible for managing dozens of teenage fact-checkers as well as a team of professional reporters in order to help teenagers determine fact versus fiction online. In this new role, Byron will also be tasked with expanding the fact-checking product onto Snapchat and other platforms that are aimed at younger demographics. She joins Poynter from Snapchat where she served as the managing editor of news and oversaw the production and curation of all news “Our Stories” on Snapchat, which garners millions of views. Prior to that, worked as a producer for both CNBC and CNN. Poynter Institute president Neil Brown said in a statement that “Katy’s expertise in visual storytelling and her leadership on platforms like Snapchat will catapult MediaWise to new places and secure additional partners as we aim to reach one million teenagers in the next two years.” Jim KirkByron started in her new role Oct. 15 and reports to the executive director of PolitiFact, Aaron Sharockman.Crain Communications Inc. tapped Jim Kirk for the newly created position of publisher and executive editor of Crain’s Chicago Business. In this role, Kirk will be responsible for editorial and business operations of the weekly and will directly report to group publisher Mary Kramer. He is joining the company from the Los Angeles Times where he served as editor-in-chief.“[Kirk’s] experience both in journalism and in the rapidly changing media business will support growth for our flagship city business publication,” said Crain Communication Inc. president KC Crain in a statement. Yara Bayoumy is joining The Atlantic as a senior editor leading national security coverage. Most recently, she served as a national security editor and foreign correspondent at Reuters, and reported exclusively from the Middle East and Africa. Bayoumy starts her new position next month and will work closely with politics editor Vernon Loeb to build and operate the expanding team of national security reporters, as well as with London-based editor Prashant Rao and the reporters on the global desk.Yara Bayoumy“Yara is a brilliant editor and reporter with a great feel for Atlantic journalism, and she has a strong sense of where and how major stories develop,” EIC Jeffrey Goldberg and TheAtlantic.com editor Adrienne LaFrance wrote in a memo to their staff. “She has a talent for getting scoops, as well as for identifying patterns and larger themes behind the day’s most complicated stories.”The Atlantic also tapped Hugo Rojo as its new communications team manager in Washington. Most recently, Rojo served as manager, social media communications for NPR where he was tasked with managing strategic and digital communications with the media relations team and helping to spearhead new initiatives.Danni Santana was hired to Skift’s Skift Table team as its new business reporter, restaurants. Most recently an associate editor at Digital Insurance, where he covered the technology strategies of insurance companies around topics like artificial intelligence and big data, Santana says that he’s excited “to bring my B2B journalism experience and apply it to this rapidly changing industry.”Danni SantanaBusiness Insider hired Keenan Trotter as its first investigations editor for its Insider site. Trotter most recently worked at Gizmodo on special projects and also previously served as a staff writer at Gawker. Former editor-in-chief of Popular Science, Jacob Ward, is joining NBC News as a technology correspondent and will be based in San Francisco. He also recently served as a correspondent for Al Jazeera and as a commentator for the BBC.Dana DiScenza announced that she is starting at C&NE BrandLab as a project associate on Oct. 29. She recently graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Ph.D. in chemistry and served as a graduate research assistant while earning her degree.last_img read more

Bharti Airtel Q2 net profit soars on data usage beats estimates

first_imgBharti Airtel Ltd, India’s leading mobile carrier by subscribers, posted a 10% rise in quarterly net profit that beat estimates, helped by a surge in data usage by customers.The company, headed by Sunil Mittal, said net profit for the quarter ended 30 September, 2015 rose to Rs 1,523 crore ($234.4 million), up from Rs 1,383 crore in the corresponding period last year. A rapid proliferation of smartphones, led by Chinese brands, has prompted Indian users to use their handsets to access the Internet and demand faster downloads, which are typical of 4G services.India is also seeing an unprecedented demand for fast data as its booming startup industry leans heavily on stable internet connections to get customers.”With the commercial launch of high speed 4G services across 334 towns and roll-out of 3G services … we are now best positioned in the industry to leverage the fast growing data market,” Gopal Vittal, chief executive of Airtel’s India & South Asia unit, said in a statement.Bharti Airtel has been in the lead in bringing fourth generation data services to customers in India, ramping up coverage ahead of rival Reliance Jio’s 4G services launch. Reliance Jio is the telecommunications unit of cash-rich conglomerate Reliance Industries led by Mukesh Ambani. In August, Airtel said it would price its 4G services at existing 3G costs, and the carrier is allowing some users to migrate to 4G for free.These efforts helped Airtel add more subscribers than rivals. Airtel, however, saw a drag from falling voice call charges, same as rival Idea Cellular did last week.As voice calls get cheaper, telecommunications carriers in India are focusing on building their data service networks to cater to an increasing number of customers who prefer using apps to calling.Average revenue per user for voice calls, a key measure of telecom health, dropped to Rs 140 from Rs 158 in the corresponding quarter last year. Average revenue per user from data rose to Rs 193 in the quarter, up from Rs 150 during the July-September quarter in 2014. Analysts on average expected the company to post a net profit of Rs 1,150 crore, according to Thomson Reuters data.Total revenue rose 4% to Rs 23,836 crore for the second quarter from a year earlier. Mobile data revenue grew 60% during the quarter.last_img read more

Nirav Modis Rs 100 crore seaside bungalow in Alibaug demolished Watch

first_img Who is Nirav Modi, and how did he commit the Rs 11,000 crore fraud? Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:10Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:09?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi’s seaside bungalow in Alibaug, a coastal town south of Mumbai, was demolished using dynamite sticks on Friday.#BreakingNews : #PNB घोटाले के मुख्य आरोपी #NiravModi के अलीबाग़ के बंगले को डायनामाइट लगाकर उड़ाया गया। pic.twitter.com/O71jwNmbhO— Anshul (@AnshulJainr) March 8, 2019This was the second attempt to demolish the 30,000 square feet building. Efforts to demolish the building was going on for a month. The previous attempt to demolish the bungalow was not successful since construction was made with superior quality material. Nirva Modi during the inauguration of Nirav Modi Jewellry shop in Mumbai on March 14, 2015.IANSTo get the Rs 100 crore structure down, authorities suggested removing the tiles and plasters so that the pillars could be exposed and will come down easily. The dynamite sticks were placed in holes drilled into the pillars for maximum impact.The bungalow, known as Roopanya, was marked for illegal construction. It was said that the building violated the Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ). According to Business Today, a garden outside the villa was between the bungalow and the beach which falls on government land as well as the CRZ land.Nirav Modi is known to have hosted many parties for high profile guests in the bungalow.The demolition of the bungalow was authorised by the Bombay High Court after NGO Shamburaje Yuva Kranti filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in 2009. It was against illegal constructions in the area which violate the high tide and low tide zones along Raigad beaches. Due to this, 58 other buildings, such as bungalows, hotels and resorts, have also received demolition notice. Activists of the youth wing of India’s main opposition Congress party burn a cut-out with an image of billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi.reutersNirav Modi, along with his uncle Mehul Choksi, is already in trouble in the Rs 1,300 crore Punjab National Bank scam. Modi had earlier asked the Bombay High Court to rule against the demolition of Roopanya since it was part of the properties attached to the Enforcement Directorate’s investigation into the PNB scam. However, the court ruled against Modi resulting in the building’s demolition. Close Nirav Modi’s Rs 100 crore seaside bungalow in Alibaug demolished IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos COPY LINKlast_img read more

Braiding may be key to using time crystals in quantum computing

first_imgThe braiding method in the new study consists of a four-step process that involves slowly tuning the parameters of the system that generates the Majorana time crystals. In each step, the 0 and π modes are shifted, so that at the end of the entire process, the sequence of transformations results in one complete braiding operation that resets the system to its initial configuration. In the future, time crystals may lead to new ways to perform certain quantum computational tasks. With this goal in mind, the physicists also showed that their quantum control protocol can be applied to time crystals to generate “magic states,” which are a basic requirement for quantum computing. “Braiding time crystals is potentially useful for quantum computation because we exploit their time-domain features and thus obtain more qubits for encoding information, and hence achieve savings in hardware,” Gong said.In the future, the physicists plan to further explore the possibilities of braiding time crystals. For one thing, they expect that extending braiding from one superconducting wire to an array of wires may allow them to simulate more intricate braiding processes.”Given that we have now shown how the time dimension can be used as a resource for performing quantum computation, one future direction we have in mind will be to explore the possibility of storing and manipulating information with even fewer physical resources by enlarging the system in the time direction and by making use of more Majorana modes in periodically driven quantum wires,” Gong said. “As a long-term goal, we plan to use this idea to design a robust quantum computer architecture with an optimal amount of resources—that is, one that is relatively small in physical size, but does not take a very long time to operate.” Braiding time crystals. Credit: Bomantara and Gong. ©2018 American Physical Society Physicists propose method for braiding light Over the past few years, physicists have predicted that a new form of matter called time crystals may have potential applications in quantum computing. Now in a new study, physicists Raditya Weda Bomantara and Jiangbin Gong at the National University of Singapore have taken some of the first steps toward showing exactly how that might be done. They theoretically demonstrate that, by braiding two different modes of time crystals, it’s possible to generate the states that are necessary to perform universal quantum computation. Citation: Braiding may be key to using time crystals in quantum computing (2018, June 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-06-braiding-key-crystals-quantum.html © 2018 Phys.org Journal information: Physical Review Letters More information: Raditya Weda Bomantara and Jiangbin Gong. “Simulation of Non-Abelian Braiding in Majorana Time Crystals.” Physical Review Letters. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.230405Also at arXiv:1712.09243 [quant-ph] Time crystals have attracted the attention of physicists since the concept was first proposed by Frank Wilczek in 2012. Five years later, in 2017, time crystals were experimentally realized for the first time. Just as ordinary crystals are characterized by their repeating patterns in space, time crystals—which are always moving—have the unique feature that their motion exhibits repeating patterns in time. To realize a time crystal, a periodically driven laser sets the particles in a superconducting loop in motion. When the system is manipulated in a precise way, the particles’ motion collectively synchronizes in a periodic manner, resulting in a time crystal.In the new study, Bomantara and Gong have developed a method for harnessing the unique properties of time crystals for quantum computing that is based on braiding. To do this, they turned to a particular type of time crystal called a Majorana time crystal, whose name comes from the way it’s created, which is from the quantum coherence between two types of Majorana edge modes (0 and π) in a superconducting chain. The reason for choosing Majorana time crystals is that they share similarities with a type of quasiparticle called non-Abelian anyons, which can be braided and have recently been considered as a potential component of a topological quantum computer. By making use of this connection to non-Abelian anyons, the physicists showed that it’s possible to mimic non-Abelian braiding in Majorana time crystals.”Loosely speaking, braiding refers to exchanging the location of two particles,” Gong told Phys.org. “In order to carry out this exchange, the particles are to be systematically moved around each other in such a way that if we draw the paths traversed by the two particles in spacetime, they form a braid. We know in real life that there are different types of braids, and that converting one braid to another requires certain operations that nature cannot do by itself. As a result, by storing information in these different types of braids, we can manipulate this information (hence performing quantum computation) by changing one type of braid to another (hence called braiding) without worrying that some external disturbance may destroy them.” Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

The QS World MBA Tour Is Coming To New York City

first_img RelatedThe QS World MBA Tour Is Coming To Washington DCThe QS World MBA Tour will be stopping in Washington DC on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Potential graduate school applicants attending these events will have an opportunity to connect with alumni from many of the most prestigious schools in the world, including the likes of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard Business…January 17, 2018In “Events”The QS World MBA Tour Is Coming To ChicagoThe QS World MBA Tour will be stopping in Chicago on Wednesday, January 25, 2018. Potential graduate school applicants attending these events will have an opportunity to connect with alumni from many of the most prestigious schools in the world, including the likes of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard Business School,…January 17, 2018In “Chicago”The QS World MBA Tour Is Coming To Los AngelesThe QS World MBA Tour will be stopping in Los Angeles on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Potential graduate school applicants attending these events will have an opportunity to connect with alumni from many of the most prestigious schools in the world, including the likes of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard Business…January 18, 2018In “Events” The QS World MBA Tour will be stopping in New York City this Saturday, January 20.Potential graduate school applicants attending these events will have an opportunity to connect with alumni from many of the most prestigious schools in the world, including the likes of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard Business School, the Stanford Graduates School of Business, and much more.Details on the event website read as follows: “The QS World MBA Tour gives you the opportunity to network with admissions directors and alumni from over 120 business schools around the globe. Our fairs feature top local and international business schools presenting a diverse range of programs to choose from and a chance to apply for a pool of exclusive MBA scholarships, totaling $7m [million]! The QS World MBA Tour takes place in 23 cities across the US and Canada; find an event in a city near you and discover the many benefits that an MBA has to offer.”Registration and further details for the New York City event can be found here. For those not in the metro, check out the rest of the QS World MBA Tour dates, listed below. Last Updated Jan 17, 2018 by Matthew KormanFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail Boston: Thursday, January 18, 2018 – 4:30 – 9:00 p.m.New York: Saturday, January 20, 2018 – 1:30 – 6:00 p.m.Washington DC: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 – 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.Chicago: Thursday, January 25, 2018 – 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.Los Angeles: Saturday, January 27, 2018 – 1:30 – 6:00 p.m.San Francisco: Sunday, January 28, 2018 – 1:30 – 6:00 p.m.Vancouver: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 – 4:30 – 9:00 p.m.Montreal: Thursday, February 1, 2018 – 4:30 – 9:00 p.m.Toronto: Saturday, February 3, 2018 – 1:30 – 6:00 p.m.Registration and more information on the QS World MBA Tour events can be found here. About the AuthorMatthew KormanMatthew Korman is the Managing Editor of MetroMBA. Since graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism and political science, Matthew has worked as a music industry writer and promoter, a data analyst, and with numerous academic institutions. His works have appeared in publications such as NPR and Sports Illustrated.View more posts by Matthew Korman The QS World MBA Tour Is Coming To New York City regions: New York Citylast_img read more