Quantum Physics for Babies

Lazaridis QNC - Lazaridis QNC 1502
Aug 18, 2017 01:00 PM (EDT) 

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In a recent survey, nearly 1 in 3 Americans said they would rather clean a toilet than do a single math problem. Tell someone on the street that you are a physicist, or worse, a mathematician, and you’ll be acknowledged with a “I hated math in school” or “I was never any good at math.” Tell them you are a quantum physicist and you’ll be lucky if you get a response. Chris Ferrie plans to vanquish those doubts and fears by introducing children to quantum physics. But, how young is too young? Enter Quantum Physics for Babies.

Hear from author and quantum theorist Chris Ferrie, IQC and University of Waterloo, Faculty of Mathematics alumnus, about his experience in communicating quantum information science to a larger audience. This general talk is suitable for all audiences.


Chris Ferrie
University of Technology Sydney and Centre for Quantum Software and Information
Senior Lecturer


Lazaridis QNC - Lazaridis QNC 1502
200 University Avenue West Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1 CA


IQC special seminar

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Institute for Quantum Computing

The Institute for Quantum Computing is a scientific research institute at the University of Waterloo harnessing the quantum laws of nature to develop powerful new technologies that will transform information technology and drive the 21st century economy.