Project ‘Quantum Rules’ takes off
Over the past two years, the Physics department has been supporting high school physics education with a set of challenging quantum experiments. School classes can visit Leiden University to learn about quantum mechanics, in preparation for their final exams. As of early 2018, this lab has evolved into a project called ‘Quantum Rules!’, thanks to a grant from the Nationale Wetenschapsagenda.
‘The project aims to grow quantum awareness,’ says Henk Buisman, founder of the project. ‘Students will learn how quantum and nano technology contribute to solutions for societal challenges. They become aware of why knowledge about quantum is important. Technological challenges that we face today in for example medicine, information technology and the energy sector will be solved with the aid of quantum and nano physics.’