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July 11, 2020

CATEGORY: Show Me the Physics! Video Contest (2014) [back]
TOPIC: Quantum Computers Animated by Spyridon Michalakis [refresh]
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Spyridon Michalakis wrote on Aug. 11, 2014 @ 15:05 GMT
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Video URL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2DXrs0OpHU



Video Description

What makes the Quantum World different from everyday reality and how can these differences be used to build Quantum Computers? PhD Comics creator, Jorge Cham, interviews John Preskill and Spiros Michalakis to discuss quantum superposition, entanglement and quantum error correction, among other topics central to quantum computation and information theory. John is co-Director of the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at Caltech and is known for many things, including making (and winning) bets with Stephen Hawking. Spiros is a mathematical physicist hailing from Greece, and probably never thought he’d see himself drawn in a Faustian devil outfit in the name of science. We hope you enjoy exploring the strange world of quantum mechanics through this colorful animation! You can find more animations at http://phdcomics.com/quantum

Video Co-Creator(s)

John Preskill, Caltech - IQIM
Jorge Cham, Phd Comics


Video Creator Bio

Jorge Cham received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, and was a full-time Instructor and researcher at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) from 2003-2005. He is the creative force behind the much loved PhD Comics. John Preskill is the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech, co-directing the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM). Spyridon Michalakis is a mathematical physicist at IQIM, as well as the Manager of Outreach Activities for the Institute. He studied math at MIT and Physics at UC Davis, where he received his PhD in Applied Mathematics.

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Member Marc Séguin wrote on Sep. 6, 2014 @ 02:43 GMT
Jorge, Spiros and John,

As a big fan of PHD Comics, it is great to see this video in the contest. To do a 6 minute animation about the very abstract subject of quantum computing is quite a feat, since it is far from clear how one can visually represent quantum computers and quantum computation! You did a great job, with simple cubes connected by waves, and your final "there's a whole quantum world out there" image is very good (as are all the final images of the videos you submitted). I also quite like the image used to illustrate superposition: the "1" guy and the "0" guy sitting in the lotus position on either side of their little planet-particle... Congratulations!

I hope your video does well in this contest!

Marc

P.S. If you have a chance to take a look at my trilogy of videos entitled "This Is Physics" --- where I try to convey the "fun of physics" by focusing on some of the greatest moments of its history --- it would be quite appreciated! I think many of the participants in this contest have not yet realized that a video needs to get at least 10 community ratings (before the deadline of September 12) to even get a chance to be considered for the final round... so it is vital when voting to use the video creator code that FQXi sent us, so that our votes get counted in the community category.

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Member Gerardo Adesso wrote on Sep. 10, 2014 @ 18:54 GMT
The quantum computers animated by Caltech+PhD Comics is the best ever!

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Member Marc Séguin wrote on Sep. 11, 2014 @ 18:54 GMT
Spiros,

Thank you for watching my trilogy of videos "This Is Physics" and for the comment you left on the forum of part 1. I am glad to see that your wonderful video has gotten at least 10 votes and is doing so well in the community ratings!

The first two parts of my trilogy have already gotten at least 10 community votes, but part 3, "Physics Into Darkness", is still one vote short... You probably already gave ratings for all 3 parts... but just in case you haven't gotten to rating part 3, it would be quite appreciated! Here's the direct link:

http://www.fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/2197

Thank you, and good luck in the finals!

Marc

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Vad S Bobrovski wrote on Sep. 26, 2014 @ 17:09 GMT
People are excited about the powerfulness and possibilities of the quantum computing as we are human beings who try to compare new achievements with what we knew before. But the main achievement which is developed by quantum computing is that from now we can talk about the duality of the universe (in its simple representation by Descartes) with more definiteness and rationality. The theory which...

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Vad S Bobrovski replied on Sep. 26, 2014 @ 17:14 GMT
For example, mathematical model of electro-static force field is being constructed using simple instruments like this http://www.fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/2180 The Civilization of the Ruler, the Weight, the Protractor and Sand Glass.

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Vad S Bobrovski wrote on Sep. 26, 2014 @ 23:40 GMT
Power unit is Joule=Newton*meter. This is a parameter of the weight and the ruler. Any force can be calibrated with weight, any Force unit is Newton. Displacement unit is meter.

Ok, let’s go forth. Mesoscopic physics addresses down to nano-scale (cluster). There are concepts of the conductor, dielectric, superconductor and etc. using in mesocopic. Such objects as...

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Anonymous wrote on Sep. 27, 2014 @ 18:55 GMT
A bit performs closed system containing two numbers such as ‘0’ and ‘1’. Quantum bit (qubit) has multiple states. A qubit is the three-dimensional torus. A qubit is absolute free inside torus. Obviously, that the number of qubit’s states is much greater than two states of a bit. Three-dimensional quantum torus performs vorticity realm (in the framework of Descartes-VAG dual universe model) to the best way.

Thanks a lot for a video creation. It shows more than ever what the fundamental question is and . Concepts should favour the comprehension of the universe duality, the diffusion the knowledge about the extension realm and vorticity realm, which are exchanged both “bits and qubits” across the physical vacuum. The scientific paradigm as cosmic-micro-physics alone with principle “All objects of a system involve a nonlocal collective cooperation with all objects within the same system or in other systems” (Descartes-Mach-Vlasov’s principle), alone with concept of nonlocal statistical vorticity interactions can shift science to the new scientific generation.

The step “to touch the future” is Vlasov-Maxwell’s system of equations, which made breakthrough from single-particle to the systems of many particles representing by statistical distribution functions.

Rudikh G.A., Sidorov N.A., Sinitsyn A.V. Some nonstandard solutions Vlasov-Maxwell two-body system // Doklady Akademii Nauk USSR. 1989. V.307. N6. P.1354-1357. (in Russian).

http://www.fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/2209

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Vad

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