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How to Cook With Quantum

Panel 1 (Find a laptop with a smooth base.): A laptop upside down, with an arrow pointing to the base which says, "Metal preferred". Panel 2 (Load your favourit quantum simulation*.): A researcher at her laptop says, "I'm feeling like some random quantum circuits today." *Must be inefficient classically. Panel 3 (Set N to be about 22.): A Python program with the simulation for 22 qubits. Panel 4 (Wait a few seconds for your laptop to accept its fate. Now, you have a hot plate!): The researcher stands at her desk with a frying pan on top of her laptop and says, "Who knew my research was so applicable?"

This is going in my next grant application.

(Hat tip to Andrea Morello for the inspiration.)