​Wonderful lines by Barbara Terhal about the tiny virus that holds the world in its firm grip. Barbara’s poem is published on the QuTech blog, Bits of Quantum, and discusses wonderfully how the biggest and smallest mysteries in our cosmos might be related and how we stand amidst these phenomena with so much more to be discovered and understood.

In ML4Q, Barbara is part of the core project team 3.2 working on the theory of error characterization, mitigation and correction. More on Barbara and her group


Image: the star Betelgeuse in December 2019. Picture made using the Very Large Telescope of the European Southern Observatory (ESO/M. Montargès et al.).