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Quantum physics explained simply!

IFW junior scientist Teresa Tschirner answers questions about quantum physics in an explanatory video of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat.

IFW junior scientist Teresa Tschirner answers questions about quantum physics in the first video of a new explanatory video series of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat - "Complexity and Topology in Quantum Matter".
The questions come from users of the computer game " Kitty Q - a Quantum Adventure". This mobile game, developed by the Cluster of Excellence, has been available to everyone for free in the App and Play stores since mid-October 2021 and brings children and young teens a little closer to the world of quantum physics. The main role is played by Schrödinger's cat, a mental experiment that aims to explain the phenomenon of quantum states.
Whoever solves all the puzzles in the course of the game is allowed to send a question, which is answered in the new Youtube explanatory video series "QUANTube - Science Break".  So far, 45 questions have been submitted from all parts of the world.
All questions will be answered step by step by researchers of the Cluster of Excellence in short YouTube explainer videos. This communication concept recently received the 20,000-euro Community Prize of the German Research Foundation and fits perfectly into the Science Year 2022, which is themed "Participate!".

Teresa Tschirner takes questions about Schrödinger's cat in the first video. She is a PhD student at IFW Dresden and is actually working on scientific questions about quantum transport in 2D materials and heterostructures in the newly founded Leibniz research group HELICAL. For the Youtube video, however, she has been spending a lot of time with cats lately.

Link to Youtube video: "QUANTube - Science Break" #1 Schrödinger's cat.


The Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat - Complexity and Topology in Quantum Matter conducts research on topological quantum materials that reveal surprising phenomena under extreme conditions such as ultra-low temperatures, high pressure or strong magnetic fields. IFW Dresden is one of five non-university partner institutes in the cluster.
Further information on the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat


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Teresa Tschirner answers questions about quantum physics in Youtube video

Teresa Tschirner and Kitty Q. Image: Tobias Ritz/Philipp Stollenmayer/ct.qmat