In the Realm of Quantum

14.12 → 14.12 2020 | Think Corner and online (livestream) Finland

QPlayLearn is arriving!

The launch event will take place online on the afternoon of next Monday, December 14, featuring talks and videos from quantum physicists from across Europe and hosted by Finnish science communicators, Kari Enqvist and Esko Valtaoja.

The event will showcase what QPlayLearn has to offer, and give a fun introduction to quantum physics for everyone. We hope to see you there!

QPlayLearn is a free on-line platform containing multimedia resources for learning about quantum science and technologies in a playful way.

We believe that everyone can understand the beauty of quantum physics and the power of quantum technology, regardless their age and background. We use innovative interactive tools to make the learning process more effective and fun, and accessible at different levels, without giving away scientific correctness.

The first stage of the QPlayLearn platform is Quest, namely a free online dictionary of 10 quantum terms, each connected to a key concept about the Quantum world. For each entry there will be games that teach the basics of quantum physics as well as keynote talks by global experts that explain the terminology and concepts of the field in easy to understand terms.

The underlying idea of the content is that one does not have to be mathematically gifted to get acquainted with quantum physics.

**Science Outreach and Education**
17.00 – 17.05 Talk: “In the Realm of Quantum”, Professor Sabrina Maniscalco
17.05 – 17.10 Video animation: What is Quantum Physics?
17.10 – 17.25 Talk: “The Importance of Scientific Literacy in our society”, Emeritus Professor Kari Enqvist
17.25 – 17.40 Talk: “How do we talk science with people with different views and background?”, Emeritus Professor Esko Valtaoja
17.40 – 17.50 Quantum Quiz: Esko vs Kari, Kari vs Esko

17.50 – 18.00 Greetings from Quantum Scientists – Zoom connection with Prof. R. Zambrini (Palma de Mallorca, Spain), Prof. L. Maccone (Pavia, Italy), Prof. M.L. Chiofalo (Pisa, Italy), Prof. V. Parigi (Paris, France), Prof. P. Verrucchi (Florence, Italy)

**QPlayLearn Presentation**
18.00 – 18.05 Talk: Mervi Airaksinen, Managing Director at IBM Finland
18.05 – 18.10 Talk: Jukka Pekola, Director of QTF CoE
18.10 – 18.20 Presentation of QPlayLearn platform, Dr. Caterina Foti
18.20 – 18.30 Videos of the Game Developers

18.30 – 19.00 Panel discussion with Esko Valtaoja, Mervi Airaksinen (Stage) and online with Prof. Chiara Macchiavello (Coordinator for Education of the European QT Flagship), Prof. Kai Nordlund (Dean of Science, University of Helsinki), Dr. James Wootton (Researcher, IBM Zurich), Prof. Andrea Ferrara (Dean of Science, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy), Dr. Marcos Valdes (Virtual Immersions in Science, Italy), Dr. Himadri Majumdar (Program Manager for Quantum, VTT), Natasha Skult (CEO at MiTale , President of IGDA Finland), Prof. Ilkka Tittonen (Coordinator Aalto BSc in Quantum Technology)
19.00 end of the event

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