Quon 3D Language for Quantum Information

March 3, 2017

Prof. Jaffe (left) and postdoc Zhengwei Liu. Photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer.

Galileo called mathematics the “language with which God wrote the universe.” He described a picture-language, and now that language has a new dimension.

The Harvard trio of Arthur Jaffe, the Landon T. Clay Professor of Mathematics and Theoretical Science, postdoctoral fellow Zhengwei Liu, and researcher Alex Wozniakowski has developed a 3-D picture-language for mathematics with potential as a tool across a range of topics, from pure math to physics.

Though not the first pictorial language of mathematics, the new one, called quon, holds promise for being able to transmit not only complex concepts, but also vast amounts of detail in relatively simple images. The language is described in a February 2017 paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

Continue reading "Making Math More Lego-Like" by Peter Reuell in the Harvard Gazette.