Art of Quantum – What I learned by doing Science, Engineering, Design, and Art at the same time

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM


Free Event

Dr. Kitty Yeung
Creator for Microsoft Quantum Computing and Artist

While our education may have encouraged us to pursue interdisciplinary subjects, we may find ourselves having to forge our own careers to continue doing so in industries that are still segmented. In this talk, Kitty will be sharing her experience navigating a path forward in multiple fields and creating art while being a scientist. She will show example projects that demonstrate how creativity and rational reasoning help each other grow, why it is necessary to learn and cultivate both sides, how science can be communicated through art, and more. Of course, she will show all these through her artwork!

Dr. Yeung kicks off the Eddleman Center for Quantum Innovation (ECQI) at UCSB  new Art of Quantum Competition!  The ECQI recognizes the value of engaging the general public in learning about quantum technologies such as quantum information processing, quantum sensing, quantum simulation, quantum communication, and quantum networking. To make these quantum technologies more accessible, visible, and intriguing for all, the ECQI community created the Art of Quantum.

This competition invites student and trainee quantum scientists and engineers in the United States to share the beauty they see in quantum research, the creativity that goes into experiments, and the emotions of discovery. Through art images and captions, we hope that our viewers are initially visually drawn in, but then motivated to stay and learn about fundamental physics concepts and exciting future technologies that will shape our world.