About the Authors

Salman Beigi

School of Mathematics

Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM)

Tehran, Iran

salman[td]beigi[ta]gmail[td]com

School of Mathematics

Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM)

Tehran, Iran

salman[td]beigi[ta]gmail[td]com

**Salman Beigi**received his B.Sc. at Sharif University of Technology, Tehran in 2004. He finished his Ph.D. at the MIT Math Department in 2009 under the direction of Peter Shor, and continued his research as a postdoc at the Institute for Quantum Information at Caltech. He has recently started a new job at the Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences. His interests include quantum complexity theory, quantum coding theory, photography, and playing

*daf*, a traditional Persian musical instrument.

Peter Shor

Department of Mathematics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

shor[ta]math[td]mit[td]edu

http://www-math.mit.edu/~shor/

Department of Mathematics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

shor[ta]math[td]mit[td]edu

http://www-math.mit.edu/~shor/

**Peter Shor**is a professor at MIT. He is known for his factoring algorithm.

John Watrous

Institute for Quantum Computing and School of Computer Science

University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

watrous[ta]cs[td]uwaterloo[td]ca

http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~watrous/

Institute for Quantum Computing and School of Computer Science

University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

watrous[ta]cs[td]uwaterloo[td]ca

http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~watrous/

**John Watrous**is an associate professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, and is a member of the University of Waterloo's Institute for Quantum Computing. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin in 1998, under the supervision of Eric Bach.