Recently Dave Bacon ditched his life as a Quantum Computer Scientist/Physicist and took up a post at Google as a Software Engineer. I commend him on his new appointment and am happy to see that he has relinquished his powers at The Quantum Pontiff and appointed a set of 3 new quantum pontificators:
These three people are brilliant physicists/computer scientists/mathematicians that have each made their impacts in Quantum Computation (and Science in general). Bennett is an IBM Fellow, Harrow is currently a lecturer at the University of Bristol (on leave at University of Washington where Dave just left), and Flammia who was a Postdoc at Perimeter until recently where he moved to IQI at CalTech. I think this selection of giants in the field was an excellent choice and I am looking forward to what they are going to pontificate on in the future!