In this episode, I read my poem “The Qubit Before Christmas” a quantum inspired version of the holiday classic poem.
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The Qubit Before Christmas
by Frank La Vigne
‘Twas the Qubit before Christmas
And all through the house
Not a creature was stirring; not even Schroedinger’s mouse
The researchers posted their papers with care
In the hopes that quantum error correction would soon be there
The VC’s were nestled all snug in their beds
While Visions of Quantum led IPO’s danced in their heads
And mamma writing her theses and I in my hat
Were wondering if we should check on Schroedinger’s Cat
When out in the cosmos there arose such a clatter
I was certain it was dark matter
Away to the YouTube I flew like a clown
Hoping to get a good explanation from 3Blue1Brown
The video was helpful; but I was still a little confused;
There stood the ghost of Steven Hawking, who was quite amused.
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:
Now Shor! Now Grover! Now Pauli and Hadamard!
On Bohr! On Feynman!
On Einstein! On Einstein! I must say your name twice
As perhaps, God does play dice.
If you’re lucky, the game you may win
And we can harness the particles’ spin
We haven’t much time for these particles to remain in coherency
To have any hope of quantum supremacy
We have Bose-Einstein Condensate,
But still mustn’t be late
The hype cycle waits for none
For, if we do not progress, deals will be undone
With that he withdrew, his bells they jangled
May your particles be entangled
He shouted as he took flight
Merry Xmon to all and to all a good night!