Quantum Garden, a new and exciting Science and Art project, will be exhibited from 16.11 until 14.12. at A Bloc shopping center, Otaniemi.
Aalto and InstituteQ are partners of Quantum Jungle - The Dance of Quanta exhibition
Aalto University and InstituteQ, the Finnish Quantum Institute, are partners of Quantum Jungle - The Dance of Quanta exhibition that will open to public on Friday November 26 in Palazzo Blu museum, Pisa, Italy. Quantum Jungle is an interactive art installation visualising the fascinating world of quantum particles.
Quantum Jungle is a follow-up for Quantum Garden that was exhibited in Otaniemi in 2018. Quantum Garden is a citizen science project where everyone can contribute to solving a quantum physics research problem of crucial importance for the outbreak of quantum technologies.
What is the Quantum Jungle?
Quantum Jungle is an interactive art installation visualising the fascinating world of quantum particles. It uses state-of-the-art hardware and software uniquely designed to visually convey the behaviour of the individual constituents of the Universe.
Mathematics is the language of science, art is the universal language of humankind. In the Quantum Jungle they combine, so that we can experience artistically the mathematical equations describing the behaviour of everything around us. Understanding science requires mathematical and experimental literacy. In quantum science, math is quite sophisticated, and experiments are performed in specialised labs, often not easy to access.
In their daily job quantum scientists need to think in mathematical terms. The Quantum Jungle functions as a sort of translator that complements formal and experimental literacy helping everyone to form an intuition of quantum phenomena.
What you are seeing in the Jungle are real quantum simulations happening on a computer connected to the springs and the LEDs. The thousands of LEDs, metal springs and high-end electronics are specifically built to simulate and visualise quantum algorithms running on quantum computers. The colourful wave produced in The Dance of Quanta is the visualisation of a so-called quantum walk, illustrating how a quantum particle moves around in the Jungle. Even if it is a single quantum particle it can start its dance in a superposition of multiple locations. The laws of Nature for quantum particles are very different from what we experience in our daily life!
Jorge Yago Malo