How does it work?

The Quantum Garden is an interactive art installation that demonstrates  key concepts of quantum physics, such as quantum superposition, interference, and the Schrödinger equation.

Touching the springs numerically generates a particle in a quantum superposition, which then moves through the Garden like a wave. Try and touch where you think the particle will be!

Quantum Garden simulation starts from touching the piece. From the second touch the lights reveal the position of the walker.

This installation simulates a continuous time quantum walk on a quantum network. The initial quantum superposition evolves according to the Schrödinger equation, with brightness representing the probabilities and illustrating quantum interference. Observing the particle’s position causes the wave function to collapse onto one spring according to these probabilities. This is a key model for quantum computation and quantum biology.