September 26, 2022
By popular demand, the museum exhibition “The Quantum Revolution: Handcrafted in New Haven” curated by Florian Carle with art by Martha W Lewis was extended for an additional month. We want to offer you one last guided tour of the exhibition before its closing on October 15. Join Martha and Florian in front of the museum at noon for a free tour!
In the late 1990s a small revolution started in New Haven. Experimentalists and theorists at Yale started to focus their attention on quantum mechanics to leverage its properties to build a new type of computer that could, in theory, overpower any of the current computers. After a decade of hard work and several technological breakthroughs, these researchers ran in 2009 the world’s first demonstration of two-qubit algorithms with a superconducting quantum processor inside a dilution refrigerator called Badger.
This new exhibition, which captures the history and the handcrafted beauty of the groundbreaking work. Scattered around the gallery are cavities, qubits, and substrates (the nuts and bolts of quantum architecture) and drawings by YQI artist in residence Martha W. Lewis.