Schrödinger's Class curriculum

A full day is planned for Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23 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
  • Quantum mechanics in today’s technology
  • How physics and computer science blend into quantum information and quantum computing
  • How quantum uncertainty can be used for unhackable cryptography
  • Demystifying superposition, uncertainty, entanglement, and much more

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, and much 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