We invite you to the next QWebinar. This time we will have a talk "Quantum Literacy in future education and transdisciplinary problem-solving" by Quantum Literacy from Durham University.
Date: 16:00 (GMT), Wed, March 3, 2021
Moderators: Zeki Seskir (QWorld&QTurkey) and Özlem Salehi (QWorld&QTurkey)
Organizers: Abuzer Yakaryılmaz (QWorld) and Agnieszka Wolska (QWorld)
From Laurentiu:“I will present the concept of Quantum Literacy. We define it as the need to foster knowledge acquisition in the study of quantum technologies, for a broader community than those involved in the study of physics. It is increasingly important that the knowledge of quantum technologies is accessible to those who work with real world applications in a more inclusive way. We therefore argue for the importance of addressing the pedagogic issues that arise from the study of quantum technologies. These pedagogic issues arise from the dense concepts, as well as complex and hierarchical relations between concepts, in addition to strong barriers to entry in the form of mathematics. I will demonstrate how a specific puzzles-based visualization learning tool, called Quantum Odyssey, is capable to overcome these barriers and achieve these pedagogic ends with respect to quantum computation.”
About Laurentiu: Laurentiu Nita is the founder of Quarks Interactive, the company that develops the visual learning platform called Quantum Odyssey, with the mission to foster quantum literacy in our society. He is also a PhD candidate at Durham University in the UK, studying theoretical physics, quantum computing in particular.