Technology

"Kuen's Surface: A Meditation on Euclid, Lobachevsky and Quantum Fields," by Dick Palais, University of California, Irvine, and digital artist Luc Benard. In this illustration, a sheet of paper shows sketches of one of these surfaces, called Kuen's surface, and the expression, called a soliton, which describes it.

Credit: ©Luc Benard, University of California, Irvine

In this illustration, an object called a trefoil knot hovers amidst superconducting qubit chips.
In this illustration, an object called a trefoil knot hovers amidst superconducting qubit chips.

Credit: P. Roushan\Martinis lab\UC Santa Barbara

NSF supercomputers
NSF’s Frontera supercomputer is one of the world’s most powerful, able to compute in one second what would take an average human more than a billion years.

Credit: TACC