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Schrödinger's Class curriculum

A full day is planned for Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. On Sunday we will end at 3:00 pm.

Schrödinger's class will comprise of:

  • 25% lectures
  • 50% hands-on and investigatory activities
  • 25% enrichment activities

You will also participate in a daily one-hour round table on how to incorporate what you’ve learned into your curriculum.

Lectures include:

  • The rise of quantum mechanics as the ultimate theory of nature
  • What is quantum information science and technology
  • How quantum technology will revolutionize today and tomorrow’s society

You will get the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities including:

  • Working with polarizers to explain quantum superposition and the probabilistic nature of quantum mechanics
  • Revisit the wave-particle duality using a model interferometer and real experimental results
  • Investigate a simple quantum algorithm
  • Investigate quantum spin and its uses for medical imaging
  • Using pens to demonstrate the uncertainty principle
  • Measuring the width of a hair by revisiting the double slit experiment
  • Demonstrating how quantum cryptography works using coins and boxes
  • Playing the quantum coin flip game you can never lose
  • And many more

For your own learning, we will be offering some additional enrichment activities including a:

  • Quantum cryptography demo that you will design and build
  • Tour the state-of-the-art laboratories of IQC
  • Keynote lectures on quantum technology

Educational programs

QKD - Quantum Key Distribution Summer School

USEQIP - Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing

QCSYS - Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students

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