UC Davis Team Wins a California Quantum Hackathon

Applied Physics undergraduate majors Jesse Patton and Liang Li, along with Ph.D. students Victoria Norman (Physics) and Sridhar Majety (Electrical Engineering), won the California division of the Qiskit Summer Jam Hackathon, sponsored by IBM. Their project, QUantum Information Demonstrations PROmoting QUantum Optics (Quid Pro Quo) used the quantum circuit programming package, Qiskit, to simulate quantum optics phenomena. The team created a suit of user-friendly desktop applications to display and illustrate quantum optics experiments. The students hope Quid Pro Quo will be used for quantum education in classrooms and for STEM outreach programs.