A quantum lab for everyone

Ever wanted to recreate the experiments that early 20th century scientists used to uncover the weirdness of quantum physics? Well now you can, from the comfort of your armchair, in a virtual quantum laboratory developed by the University of Vienna.Physicists there have created two complete, photorealistic computer simulations of laboratories. The goal is to allow university and school students, as well as the general public, to virtually access instruments they wouldn't normally be able to get their hands on.Getting StartedIt's divided into two sections - a "learning path", which acts as a tutorial for how to use the laboratory, and then an "expert mode" which has unfettered access to all the different parts. The tutorial covers much of the basics of quantum science, as well as teaching you how to use the equipment.The team behind it, led by PhD student Mathias Tomandl, says they hope that it'll allow people easier access to fundamental understanding of the applications of quantum mechanics. &

A quantum lab for everyone

A virtual laboratory allows, for the first time, to actively engage with topical quantum physics. The novel learning environment was developed at the Faculty of Physics at the University of ...

Wed 16 Sep 15 from Phys.org

A quantum lab for everyone, Wed 16 Sep 15 from Eurekalert

Pretend to be Einstein in your own virtual quantum lab

Ever wanted to recreate the experiments that early 20th century scientists used to uncover the weirdness of quantum physics? Well now you can, from the comfort of your armchair, in a virtual ...

Thu 17 Sep 15 from Techradar

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