Open source content to improve knowledge of quantum phenomena

Open source content to improve knowledge of quantum phenomena

A university collaboration between IBM and Aalto and Turku universities aims to build easy-to-use open source content to improve knowledge and intuition of quantum phenomena, like quantum computing and quantum technologies. The goal is to develop videos, games, and written material that will lower barriers for anyone wanting to take a look at what quantum technologies actually are.

The playful content will provide a native platform for the younger generations to explore the complex and counter-intuitive concepts in quantum physics and quantum computing. The project is part of the Centre for Quantum Engineering’s (CQE) activities at Aalto University.

‘We’re creating an interactive online mnemonic medium, intended to augment human memory, which incorporates and combines videos, short games, text, simple math, and computer programs, all with the aim of building the knowledge (and intuition even!) of quantum phenomena.’ says Professor Sabrina Maniscalco,Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Turku, Adjunct Professor at Aalto University and the Vice-Director of the national centre of excellence, Quantum Technology Finland.

Strengthening the quantum ecosystem in Finland

The collaboration between IBM, Aalto University and the University of Turku realizes the objectives of IBMs Q Network, announced in July this year. The Q network aims to accelerate joint research in quantum computing and help train students for careers in quantum technology. 

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Source: “Making understanding quantum computers easier”, Minna Gunes, Sabrina Maniscalo,  Aalto University