Beneath the Green, The Quantum – Campus Edition

Event time: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Yale Community
General Public
Luce Hall - Front Lawn See map
34 Hillhouse Ave
Event description: 

This event is part of “Peek-a-Boola: A Preview of Arts Across New Haven

Artist Stewart Smith has designed a human-scaled light installation, in collaboration with Yale Quantum Institute researchers and students, that investigates the latest in quantum error correction research—an essential tool in the pursuit of fault-tolerant quantum computing. After the premiere at the Arts and Ideas Festival in June 2023, visitors are invited once again to circulate through this interactive forest of vertical illuminated beacons; their bodies acting as proxies for the destructive quantum noise and decoherence that arises within a quantum device as it operates. In response, the illuminated beacons recognize these “quantum errors” and attempt to mitigate them in real-time, illustrated through patterns of light that ripple across the collective. This attempt to resolve observer-induced “error” is driven by actual quantum error correcting algorithms researched and developed in our laboratories, only a few steps away from the Luce Hall Front Lawn.

More information about the science behind the installation here.

This event is rain or shine.

The creative team of Beneath The Green, The Quantum
Artist: Stewart Smith
Scientist: Yue Wu
Hardware: Alpay Kasal and his team at Bignoodle
Producer: Florian Carle