# Programming quantum computers using 3-D puzzles, coffee cups, and doughnuts

• Published in 2016
The task of programming a quantum computer is just as strange as quantum mechanics itself. But it now looks like a simple 3D puzzle may be the future tool of quantum software engineers.

### BibTeX entry

@article{Programmingquantumcomputersusing3Dpuzzlescoffeecupsanddoughnuts,
title = {Programming quantum computers using 3-D puzzles, coffee cups, and  doughnuts},
abstract = {The task of programming a quantum computer is just as strange as quantum
mechanics itself. But it now looks like a simple 3D puzzle may be the future
tool of quantum software engineers.},
url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/1609.06628v1 http://arxiv.org/pdf/1609.06628v1},
author = {Simon J. Devitt},
comment = {},
urldate = {2016-09-23},
archivePrefix = {arXiv},
eprint = {1609.06628},
primaryClass = {quant-ph},
year = 2016
}