# What if you could see qubits!? π

This talk was presented at PIQUE's one year anniversary event. I have edited the audio from that talk and put it here. Click play on the audio and the presentation slides will automatically play along.

## Hi, I'm Elliot

- Did undergrad research in Quantum Computing (Quantum Walks)
- Really into Math & Science education and interaction
- From Canadaπ¨π¦

## Topics

- Ideation & Inspiration
- Visualizing a Qubit
- Future Work

## Ideation & Inspiration π

### About this project and what I made

## Some beginner questions

- What is a quantum computer?
- Why are quantum computers more effective at solving some problems?
**What is a qubit?**- ...

## Ideation Process

You can drag and zoom this design:## What is a qubit? π€

- How qubits are
- How qubits can change
- How qubits are measured
- How multiple qubits work together

## Inspiration

## Visualizing a Qubit π

### Learnings and choices I made while visualizing qubits

## What is a qubit? π€

- How qubits are
- How qubits can change
- How qubits are measured
- How multiple qubits work together

## Visualizing how qubits are - prior art

source: wikipedia CC BY-SA 3.0

## Visualizing how qubits are - my solution

### Arrow kets

- + Show off superposition & phase(non-complex phase)
- + Simple and color coded
- - Limited

## What is a qubit? π€

- How qubits are
- How qubits can change
- How qubits are measured
- How multiple qubits work together

## Conventional gates + gamification

Gates use conventional notation.

But there is a source and a goal, and wires can go in any direction.

## Result:

elliot.website/qubit

## Future Work π

## What is a qubit? π€

- How qubits are
- How qubits can change
- How qubits are measured
- How multiple qubits work together

## Visualizing entanglement - prior art

source: algassert.com/post/1716

## Tetrahedron entanglement visualization

Click anywhere on this slide to see a 3D version.

### I'm focusing on 2 qubits

## Explorable Explanation

Coming up: an article explaining the basics of quantum computing with puzzles throughout!

## Thank You for taking a look π

@elliotokay## Appendix - References & Inspiration

To the best of my understanding, use of materials from these sources is acceptable under fair-use.## Appendix - Presentation Code

- Observable Runtime ISC license
- Panzoom MIT license
- Fira Code(from Google Fonts)