October 09, 2024 Filed in: Announcements

Date: November 18-21, 2024

Location: Online!

Hosted by: Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Ontario

With 2025 announced as the International Year of Quantum Science & Technology, there’s never been a better time to bring quantum science to our students. To help prepare educators no matter where they’re located, we’re excited to host a series of virtual sessions on how to connect quantum technology to the curriculum, hosted by the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo.

These sessions will take content from our long-running Quantum for Educators (QEd) workshop to explore fundamental quantum principles like superposition and entanglement, connect them to curriculum-relevant topics like waves, polarization, vectors, and probability, and show how they are applied in modern and emerging technologies like quantum computing and communication. We’ll also overview affordable hands-on activities that can be done with your classroom.

We will be hosting four sessions in November, including:

**Qubits, Superposition, and Measurement**, where we’ll explore how quantum superposition and measurement uncertainty can be understood by examining the polarization of light, applied to cryptography.**Wave-Particle Duality and Quantum Interference**, in which we’ll examine an experiment where wave and particle behaviour can be seen in the same system, putting forward a student-friendly thought experiment that highlights the peculiarities of quantum behaviour.**Uncertainty, Probability, and Quantum Computing**, where we’ll dive into the uncertainty principle and quantum probabilities, first by exploring hands-on student activities and then by comparing quantum and classical logic. Finally, we’ll explore a simple quantum algorithm demonstrating the difference between traditional and quantum computers.**Entanglement and the Quantum Zoo**, where we’ll demystify the nature of entanglement, including exploring the impact of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics winners. Finally, we’ll explore the quantum zoo, showcasing the numerous systems where these ideas appear and the tools needed to advance quantum technology in modern labs.

Find out more and register here https://uwaterloo.ca/institute-for-quantum-computing/outreach-and-workshops/quantum-educators/2024-virtual-sessions.

If you have any questions, please contact iqc-outreach@uwaterloo.ca.