Quantum Mechanics for Everyone

Thursday, May 12, 2016

What does it mean to say a quantum system is in superposition? And more important: Why should we care?

D. Fraser

The reality is - from highly secure communications to ultra-sensitive devices and super-powerful computers - quantum mechanics will change the way we live, work and play. And while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau grabbed media attention recently when he delivered a one-minute quantum lecture, many of us don’t have even a basic understanding of the science that’s driving this technological revolution.

Professor Doreen Fraser (Philosophy) has launched a course - Quantum Mechanics for Everyone - to help students across campus improve their understanding of quantum even if they haven’t taken a science course since high school.

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PHIL 271: Quantum Mechanics for Everyone will be offered in the
Winter 2017 term
by the Department of Philosophy