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.
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