Rise of the Machine

Re "Quantum Leap" [Feb. 17]: Hats off to you, Lev Grossman, for your lucid and informative article on quantum computing!
Susan Giegerich,

Grossman names the male physicists, calls them "highly influential" and "internationally respected." Meanwhile the unnamed female physicist is described as holding a "bake-off" between quantum and classical computers. There has been much gnashing of teeth over why the number of women choosing physics at university has flatlined at 20% despite strenuous attempts by U.K. universities to boost numbers. Perhaps the answer lies with everyday sexism, of which...

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