NSF Funds Comic-Book Like Pamphlets (‘Zines’) to Teach About Quantum Computing
The National Science Foundation has funded eight ‘Zines’ as part of its EPiQC (Enabling Practical-scale Quantum Computing) program to offer approachable ways to teach readers about quantum computing. The University of Chicago’s Diana Franklin and colleagues have developed eight, with more coming, “zines” that are comic-book-like pamphlets obtained by printing and folding a single sheet of paper. The eight zines published thus far are:
History of Quantum Computing
Quantum and Measurement
Quantum and Reversibility
Measurement vs Operations
The multi-institutional Enabling Practical-scale Quantum Computing (EPiQC) Expedition will help bring the great potential of this new paradigm into reality by reducing the current gap between existing theoretical algorithms and practical quantum computing architectures.