Published: 13 August 2021
Tags: quantum computing
It's easy to take for granted the shoulders' of the giants upon which modern computing rests. Especially when it comes to ideas that haven't yet hit the mainstream, but which will be the driving factor for development in the future. In this dedicated article, Scott Aaronson commemorates Stephen Wiesner, author of the monumental Conjugate Coding paper, and discusses how it led to the development of qubits and modern quantum computing.