Institute of Computer Science AGH and IBM Software Laboratory in Krakow invite to Krakow Quantum Informatics Seminar (KQIS)
• understand and discuss current problems in quantum informatics,
• discuss new quantum computing technologies,
• exchange ideas and research results,
• integrate information across different research teams,
• build a community around quantum informatics.
Venue: via Internet, Webex https://ibm.webex.com/meet/tomasz.stopa
Tuesday, 16th of March 2021, 9:30-11:00
Laurentiu Nita Founder of QuarksInteractive.com, Department of Physics, Durham University, Durham, UK
Topic: The case for quantum literacy in future education and transdisciplinary problem-solving
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 show 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 teaching quantum computation.
 Nita L., Smith L. M., Chancellor N., Cramman H. E.: The challenge and opportunities of quantum literacy for future education and transdisciplinary problem-solving (2019)
Bio: 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 and quantum computing.