Into the Quantum World! Introduction to Quantum Computing

April 21, 2021 2:00 pm
April 21, 2021 3:00 pm
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Join us for an interactive Introduction to Quantum Computing workshop! This workshop is designed for middle school students, but we welcome everyone!

At tiny length scales, smaller than the cells in our bodies and smaller than the atoms that make up those cells, there are rules that don’t apply anywhere else! In this tiny quantum world, things can be in two places at once, teleport, and even go through walls! Join us to learn about the quantum world, and how it is being used to make the most powerful computers ever – quantum computers. Our instructor, Dr. Sarah Goodman, will walk participants through interactive activities that demonstrate how quantum computers work, and how they are different from classical computers.
  • About the instructor
    Dr. Sarah Goodman received her BA in Chemistry from Rutgers University in 2014 and received her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT in 2020. During her PhD, she worked on improving the efficiency of LEDs as part of the Laboratory for Nanophotonics and Electronics, and improving the experience of graduate students as part of the MIT Graduate Student Council. Sarah’s passion is for teaching, and she has worked with students from the preK-college level. In her free time, Sarah can be found singing, writing, and thinking about the interdisciplinary nature of quantum mechanics.
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Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a madcap celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive, and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

For the 2021 Festival, we will host a month-long celebration of STEAM in our community with an overarching theme of gratitude and appreciation. During the month of April 2021, we will showcase creative digital and virtual entries from our rich STEAM community.

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