Poetic impression by Bauke Steenhuisen of the dissertation ‘Experimental quantum computation with nuclear spins in liquid solution’ by Lieven Vanderseypen (2001, Stanford University) in light of his recent research in Delft.

"You… promised Intel and TNO what?!"
"Magnetic resonance at quantum rate
to count near all there is to calculate."
"For almost fifty million? That's a lot!

And… they believe these particles, of course
hold two locations? How absurd and brutal
to compete out Microsoft and Google!
You'd better promised them a flying horse..."

"I did. But they preferred this new device
that even Albert Einstein could not get.
He vetoed bits could take on values twice.

Of course, it will be hard. We both know that.
But meanwhile much can change. Expect surprise.
Who did foresee the wheel or internet?"

poetic engineering tu delft delta
Foto: Sam Rentmeester

Bauke Steenhuisen (universiteit docent bij de faculteit TBM) en Jeroen Manders (zanger, acteur, tekstschrijver, componist en voormalig IO student) verdichtten tussen december 2014 en maart 2017 42 keer een Delftse afstudeerscriptie of proefschrift tot een sonnet. Illustraties waren van Ella Nitters.