- A Poem
Benjamin Bryant.

- Poems
Alina Chu.

- Qubits set and states entangled
Scott Diehl.

- quantum haiku
Chris Drake.

- Poem
Thomas Rough Dunlap.

- Quantum Poems
Smita Krishnaswamy.

- Poem
Namit Kuma.

- The Quantum Leap
Yaoyun Shi.

- The Quantum World Dungjade Shiowattana.

With notes still to scribe and projects still to do,

I sit here and wonder,

how will my supposition collapse when measured?

Best intentions were strong when I started this course.

but predictably, time came short when complexity came to play

I found myself factoring large numbers,

with my quantum gates still undeveloped

and classical gates far overloaded.

But no matter...

a semester does not bookend one's education

Fun was had.

Utter confusion has a strange way of stretching the mind.

And, refreshingly, it is nice to know...

there are still teachers whose ears are deaf to whining students

by Benjamin Bryant

That quantum bits were not very patient

They shoot through space

Parallel or in place

Unless you apply on them phase estimation.

It appears my whole life's a sham,

My outward depiction

Is only the fiction

Of me or my superposition."

Alice and Bob's problems to solve

Were they not so dysfunctional

Perhaps we'd not be so punctual

In finding crypto protocols so convolved.

Also involves much entropy

Like every other subject

We can always project

That the physicists will always be leery!

by Alina Chu

Double double toil and trouble

Qubits set and states entangled.

by Scott Diehl

With inspiration from The Bard himself, William Shakespeare

Nielsen and Chuang book

Easier to decipher

Kitaev book "awful"

One bit of data

It's neither zero nor one

But both, a qubit

Hilbert space quantum

Closed system transformation

Is unitary

Is P in NP?

Quantum algorithms are

Mostly BQP

CNOT, Hadamard

Phase, also Toffoli gates

Are universal

Factoring is just

Order-finding. Can use

Phase estimation

Grover quantum search

Makes use of an oracle

Sounds like black magic

How can you build a

Quantum computer? Need some

Trapped, floating ions

Decoherence--noise

Can be dealt with easily--

Error correction

EECS 598 (five ninety eight)

Abstract, brain-scorching, bizarre

Enlightening, though

Whose ex-Husband Bob, full of Malice

Decided to cheat

A coin toss to beat

For to get all the stuff from their Palace

Along came some clever young Students

Who said, "Don't put up with such Impudence!

We'll show you a Way

To be sure 'nough to say,

'You'll not cheat! Not in this instance!' "

But those students, they should have known

What a difficult seed they had sown

How they tried and they tried

But their brains just got fried

And in the end no answer was shown.

by Thomas Rough Dunlap.

The Alice-Bob marriage hangs in wait,

Upon an entangled qubit's state,

The strategies are clear

and yet both sides fear

For no protocol can challenge fate!

2)

These vertical hieroglyphics,

Encode a myriad of specifics,

A big picture lays.

just under the page

another piece of the universal matrix.

3)

The happiest composite system

Contains qubits living in tandem,

while no one hears

an intruder nears

And rudely measures what was random.

4)

A group of physicist perform a hoax

about a cat half-alive half-dead in a box

The equations so well worked out

And observations to tout

Only mathematicians fall for such jokes!

by Smita Krishnaswamy

There was always an uncertainty about the oracle,

I kept wondering how it did the miracle.

Sometimes I used to sit and stare,

amused by the nonseparability of the EPR pair.

Quantum information is not easy to duplicate,

no machine can clone a quantum state.

to the classical world, it never occurred,

the result is the same if the measurement is deferred.

mythical, it appears, is the teleportation,

Great is the world of quantum computation.

Massive was the ensemble collected by a superstition,

Enlightened, a big subgroup became hidden and soon decohered.

The dimension of the remaining superposition,

Can't physically be perfectly measured.

The hairs entangled, the eyebrows taking transpose,

Confusion was purified, spanning the whole space.

The arms extended linearly, the mouths grew like big O's,

Confidence was teleported, leaving no partial trace.

One Schröedinger's cat is dead with a half probability,

That none of them survives is a tiny epsilon.

How did the reality near this rarity,

An awful experiment by Maxwell's Daemon!

But paradoxical is the physics as it is deep,

Evolving in our minds is the quantum leap!

by Yaoyun Shi

With inspirations from
The Big-O's (aka The Schroedinger Cats, or The Maxwell Demons).

it is a confusing mystery.

The difference it is with classical

is that it includes uncertainty.

You start with a superposition,

then transform it with some unitary.

Measuring will give a solution,

correct with high probability.

But now, why use randomness,

that's always hard to predict.

Because a deterministic world is tedious,

as nature is always chaotic.

This quantum world so sophisticated, so divine,

but yet so simple compared to the human mind!

By Dungjade Shiowattana