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Quantum-Inspired Artwork Unveiled

April 18, 2023


For World Quantum Day on April 14, Berkeley Lab’s Computing Sciences Area (CSA) celebrated the interdisciplinary collaboration between the Advanced Quantum Testbed (AQT) at Berkeley Lab and the California-based contemporary visual artist Benjamin Arizmendi.

Benjamin Arizmendi in a black shirt and vest in front of a large painting containing black, orange, and white shapes.

Visual artist Benjamin Arizmendi poses in front of his quantum-inspired artwork. (Credit: Paul Mueller/Berkeley Lab)

Arizmendi created “In Search Of Symmetry,” a mixed media composition using quantum information theory and formulas driven by cutting-edge quantum computing research and development at AQT.

Benjamin Arizmendi points to his arwork while three others look on.

Left to right: Benjamin Arizmendi, Helen Cademartori, Bert de Jong, and Irfan Siddiqi. (Credit: Paul Mueller/Berkeley Lab)

The Berkeley Lab Foundation supported the collaboration. Dan Olesen donated the painting, which is now on display in Shyh Wang Hall on the Berkeley Lab campus.

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