Who exactly is Seth Lloyd?

You might have heard his name banded around and a quick look on Amazon show’s that Seth Lloyd has a few books listed such as: “Programming The Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos”. But perhaps you didn’t realise LLoyd’s contribution to the fundamentals of Quantum Computing Computing. You can check out more Quantum books here.

The MIT professor is actually by training a Mechanical Engineer, despite working on Quantum Computing, which means that Prof. Lloyd can claim is really a “Quantum Mechanic”. Some of his work includes the algorithm HHL, which stands for Aram Harrow, Avinatan Hassidim, and Seth Lloyd, is a quantum algorithm formulated in 2009. The algorithm is expected to give a speed up compared to existing methods for solving linear equations. This is analagous compared to the Shors and Grover’s algorithm.