Course development for enhanced learning of quantum engineering

Benefiting the students on several nano-related master’s programs, we propose to improve a lab session in the course “Quantum optics and quantum informatics” (FKA173), 7.5 ECTS, for which the PI has shared course responsibility (50%) as a teacher and examiner. The course is held yearly, in Q1, and attracts students on Chalmers’ Master’s programs in Nanotechnology and Applied Physics; the Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Nanotechnology; other programs at Chalmers and University of Gothenburg; and occasional PhD students.

During this lab, the students use state-of-the-art research equipment for microwave quantum optics and quantum information science with superconducting qubits in the Quantum Device Physics Laboratory at MC2, and acquire some experimental skills relevant for a quantum engineer. A lab-report writing assignment clearly promotes learning retention. Furthermore, this lab session bridges the gap between theory and practice in an otherwise theory-heavy course, and introduces the students to the research frontier in the currently rapidly expanding field of quantum technologies.

Participants

Jonas Bylander (contact)

Forskare vid Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Quantum Device Physics

Magnus Gustafsson

Docent vid Chalmers, Communication and Learning in Science, Division for Language and Communication (Chalmers)

Funding

Chalmers

Funding years 2016

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2016-07-27