Professor of Electrical Engr. and Computer Science (CSE Division), IEEE Fellow
Member of the Michigan Inst. for Computational Discovery & Engineering
Frequently Asked Questions about our recent Nature article on limits to computation
See our projects in Hardware security
Probabilistic Test of Nanocircuits,
Some of my projects and organizational activities
The 2012 ACM Computing Classification System
UMich Physical Design Tools (including Capo), Parquet, FLOORIST, BloBB, CompaSS, QuIDD Pro
FGR, SAUCY, Partitioning and Wirelength-driven Placement, MARCO/GSRC Bookshelf
A quote from Chris Fuchs's paper "Quantum Mechanics as Quantum Information, Mostly"
- The speed of light in empty space is independent of the speed of its source.
- Physics should appear the same in all inertial reference frames.
Karl Pearson, "Historical note on the origin of the normal curve of errors", Biometrika 16: 402-404 [p. 403]:
From the Wikipedia entry for Thales
It is possible, of course, to question whether Thales really did discover these principles. On the other hand, it is not possible to answer such doubts definitively. The sources are all that we have, even though they sometimes contradict each other. (The most we can say is that Thales knew these principles.)