Definition: *Winter 2013* means January-April 2013.

This page includes:
Progress log |
Tasks at a glance |
Violin checklist |
Internet usage

__Aim__: > 6 hours of Writing +

Black -- Writing;

- January 1-12:
- 1: Gcat: Worked on Section II.A. [1 hour]
- 2: Gcat: Worked more on Section II.A, while not letting go. [1 hour]
- 3: GeoCodes: Worked on Section 6.7 (Establishing the projectively flat connections on the restriction bundles). [3.75 hours]
- 4: GeoCodes: Finished adding to Section 6.6 (Paths in F, paths in the restriction bundles and paths in Gr(K,N)). [1.25 hour]
- 4: GeoCodes: Worked on Section 6.7 again. [0.5 hour]
- 4: Braidpack-NP:
Reviewed QIP poster. [0.25 hour] - 4: Braidpack-NP: Took a look at the first page. [0.25 hour]
- 4: GeoCodes: Worked some more on Section 6.7. [0.5 hour]
- 5: GeoCodes: Worked on Section 6.7. [2 hours]
- 5: GeoCodes: Made some progress on Section 6.7. [2.75 hours]
- 6: GeoCodes: Worked more on Section 6.7. [2.5 hours]
- 7: GeoCodes: More or less finished writing Section 6.7. [1.5 hours]
- 7:
Yidun: asked me questions about quantum groups. [0.5 hour] - 7: Daniel:
Discussed approach to Section 5, 6 and 7 (Example II: Toric codes and string operators), mostly 7. [1.5 hour] - 8: GeoCodes: Added intro to Section 7, organized the section, started adding to Section 7.1 (The toric codes). [1 hour]
- 8: GeoCodes: Worked on Sections 7.1 and 7.2 (The string operators). [3.5 hours]
- 8:
Xie: Discussed about SPT phases together. [0.25 hour] - 8:
Freddy et al.: Physics with Yangians. [0.25 hour] - 8: GeoCodes: Worked on Sections 7.4 (The fault-tolerant operations ...) and 7.7 (A projectively flat partial parallel transport on the graph M_1 imbedded in M), and organized Section 7 overall. [1.25 hours]
- 8:
Yangang: I explained to him some things about Zhengcheng's talk. [0.5 hour] - 9: GeoCodes: Worked more on Section 7.2. [1.5 hours]
- 9:
Mike Mosca: Emailed about my future intention with the IARPA project. [0.5 hour] - 9:
Xie: Emailed to initiate a discussion and suggested topics. [0.5 hour] - 9:
Joel: Exchanged emails about Xiao-Gang. [0.5 hour] - 9: GeoCodes: Finished working on Section 7.1, expanded Section 7.2.2 (Discrete time-ordered string operators) and
discussions with Daniel . [2.5 hours] - 9:
Xie, Evelyn, Juven: Explained my projects and clarified a few concepts in category theory. [1 hour] - 9: GeoCodes: Worked on 7.2.2. [0.75 hour]
- 9: Postdoc application: Reviewed January deadlines and gave heads-ups to recommenders. [0.5 hour]
- 9:
Mike M. and Robert K.: Emailed exchanges about IQC postdoc arrangements. [0.5 hour] - 9: GeoCodes: Worked more on Section 7.2.2. [1.25 hour]
- 10: GeoCodes: Finished writing Section 7.2.2. [3 hours]
- 10:
Bei: Discussed about program member support for my potential CIFAR Junior Fellow Academy application. [0.25 hour] - 10:
Tian (Lan) and Xia-Gang: Discussed about the Drinfeld center and the special category of bimodule functors that is suitably equivalent to it, numerics and representations of certain weak Hopf algebras. [1.25 hours] - 10:
Adam: Skyped and discussed about the IARPA project, both about the proof and beyond surface codes. [1 hour] - 10:
Robert K. and Mike M.: Emailed about collaborating together on the IARPA project. [1 hour] - 10: GeoCodes: Laid out the complete procedures for Section 7.2.2, and added a little bit to Section 7.4 (The discrete set C_K^(n_v, n_f) in Grass(K,N)). [0.75 hour]
- 11
Xie: attended her talk on special constructions of edge SPT phases, mostly focused on those from 2D bulks, by analogy only for 3D bulk; mapping of 1D SPT phases (with different group extensions) to 2D LRE phases, both of which are classified by projective representations. [1.5 hours] - 11: GeoCodes:
Explained to Daniel the narrative plan for Section 7. [2.25 hours] - 12: GeoCodes:
Reviewed QIP poster. [0.5 hour] - 12: GeoCodes:
Copied down my own notes from yesterday from the blackboard. [0.25 hour] - 12: GeoCodes: Worked through much of Section 7, at a coarse level. [2 hours]

- January 14-17:
- 13:
Arrived in Aspen! - 14: Gcat: Worked through and asked research questions for Section III.B to somewhere in Section V.B of the paper. [2 hours]
- 14: ENOhomotopy: Read a little bit of Section 7.1 and the whole abstract. [1 hour]
- 14: Gcat:
Thought about the connections of Gcat with other people's works. [1 hour] - 14: Society: Started drafting a new post on Gcat and updated the About page. [0.5 hour]
- 14: ENOhomotopy: Answered some of my own earlier questions,
set up and shared my notes on ENOhomotopy. [1 hour] - 15: Gcat: Worked more on Section V.B (Symmetric topological gauge theory). [1 hour]
- 16: Gcat: Finished commenting through Section V.B. [2 hours]
- 16: Gcat poster: Started making the poster for Aspen workshop, struggled with formatting. [2 hours]
- 17: Gcat poster: Overcomed some formatting problems, completed the layout. [5 hours]
- 17: Gcat poster: Added contents. [3 hours]
- 17: Gcat poster: Hand drew pictures. [0.5 hour]
- 17: Gcat poster:
Presented at Aspen. [1.5 hours] - 18:
Sick. :-( - 20:
Arrived in Beijing. - 25:
Arrived in Hangzhou ... Still sick.

- 13:
- January 28-March 13 (intermittent):
- 28: GeoCodes: Edited Sections 7.0 and a large part of 7.1.1. [1.5 hour]
- 31:
Joel: Chatted about ENOhomotopy together, in particular about categorical extensions. [1 hour] - February 1:
Ying Ran: Attended his talk and had a discussion on SET phases. [2 hours] - 1:
Juven: Taught me about K-matrices in Chern-Simons theories. [1 hour] - 1:
Oliver: Discussed about multi-partite entanglement measures. [1 hour] - 4: GeoCodes: Finished editing Section 7.1.1 and edited Section 7.1.2. [1.75 hours]
- 5: GeoCodes: Edited Section 7.2.0 and some of 7.2.1. [0.5 hour]
- 21: GeoCodes: Finished reading Section 7.2.1, read Sections 7.2.2 and 7.2.3.
- 22: GeoCodes: Read Section 7.3.1 ...
- ... (undocumented) ...
- March 5: GeoCodes: Proofread Sections 7.4.3, 7.4.4. [3 hours]
- 6: GeoCodes: Proofread Section 7.5.1. [1 hour]
- 6: GeoCodes: Proofread Section 7.5.2. [0.5 hour]
- 7: GeoCodes: Proofread Sections 7.6 and 7.7. [2 hours]
- 7: GeoCodes: Proofread Section 5.2. [1 hour]
- 8: GeoCodes: Proofread Sections 5.3 and 5.4. [1.5 hours]
- 8: GeoCodes: Proofread Section 5.5.1, commented on Sections 5.5.2 and 5.5.3. [1.5 hours]
- 9: ... (undocumented) ...

- March 14-:
- 14: ENOhomotopy_notes: Updated Sections 2.1 and 2.2, added Section 2.1.1. [1 hour]
- 14: Gcat abstract: for GRT Seminar. [0.5 hour]
- 14: ENOhomotopy: Started reading Section 6.1. [0.25 hour]
- 14: ENOhomotopy: Read Section 3.1. [0.75 hour]
- 15:
Overall life planning with discipline, finally accepted musical goals and moved onto implementation, e.g. worked out realistic daily schedule. - 16: GeoCodes: Proofread Section 1.3 (Plan of the paper) and cleaned up Section 9 (Conclusion). [1 hour]
- 16: GeoCodes: Reorganized the structure of the paper some, somewhat majorly. [0.5 hour]
- 16: GeoCodes: Proofread Section 2.1. [2 hours]
- 16: GeoCodes: Proofread part of Section 2.2. [0.5 hour]
- 16:
Daniel: Chatted briefly about questions in Section 2 of GeoCodes. [0.5 hour] - ... (undocumented) ...
- 23: GeoCodes: Finished proofreading Section 2.2 and began 2.3.
- 24: GeoCodes: Proofread more of Section 2.3.
- 25: Gcat:
Had a longish discussion with Xiao-Gang. - 25: GeoCodes: Finished proofreading Section 2.3.
- 27: GeoCodes: Started proofreading Section 3.1. [0.25 hour]
- 28: GeoCodes: Finished proofreading Section 3.1.1. [0.5 hour]
- 29: GeoCodes: Proofread Sections 3.1.2-3.1.4, 3.2.1-3.2.4. [2 hours]
- 30: GeoCodes: Proofread Section 4.1.0 and started 4.1.1. [0.5 hour]
- April 1: GeoCodes: Proofread more of Section 4.1.1. [0.25 hour]
- April 2: GeoCodes: Finished proofreading Section 4.1.1 and began proofreading 4.1.2. [1 hour]
- April 3: GeoCodes: Finished proofreading Section 4.1.2. [0.5 hour]
- April 4: GeoCodes: Proofread Sections 4.1.3, 4.1.4, 4.2.1 and 4.1.2. [1.5 hour]
- April 5: GeoCodes: Finished proofreading. [0.5 hour]
- April 6: ENOhomotopy: ...

Black -- Individual work in math/physics/CS;

◊ 1 hour/day;
♣ 2 hours/day;
♦ 3 hours/day;
♥ 4 hours/day;
♠ 5 hours/day;
∇ 6+ hours/day.

OR

◊ 2 sessions/week;
♣ 4 sessions/week;
♦ 6 sessions/week;
♥ 8 sessions/week;
♠ 10 sessions/week.
(1 session = 3 hours)

Dates | Thesis Part I | Thesis Part II | Topological phases | Geometry of Fault tolerance | Q.compiler | |||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

January 1-2 | ||||||||

January 3-7 | Braidpack-NP | |||||||

January 8-9 | ||||||||

January 10-12 | Braidpack-NP | |||||||

January 14-17 | ||||||||

January 28-March 13 | ||||||||

March 14- |

__Aim__: 3 hours

none -- practice time; () -- rehearsal time; [] -- youtube time.

January 6: 1.5--0.5[1.5]--0--0--0--0--0

January 13: 0--0--0--0--0--0--0

January 20: 0--0--0--0--0--0--0

January 27: 0--0--0--0--0--0--0

February 3: 0--0--1--2--2--0--1

February 10: 2--0--0-- ...

... (mostly skipped) ...

March 10: 0--0--0--0--

__Aim__: Total < 3 hours; F emails < 1 short/day

none -- total usage; <> -- # of F emails sent.

January 6: 6<2>--8.5<3>--5<3>--5.25<0>--3.5<2.5>--6.5<1>--6<2>

January 13: <3>--<2>--<0>--<3>--<1>--<3>--<0>

January 20: <0>--<2>--<2>--<2>--<1>--<2>--<0>

January 27: <2>--<1>--<3>--<4>--<3>--<4>--<2>

February 3: <3>--<3>--<3>--<4>--<4>--<3>--<5>

February 10: <6>--<10>--<9>--<12>-- ...

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