Welcome to The Art of Quantum Science

An online interactive platform for remote teaching at the School for Scientific Thought (SST) UCSB

About the course

Technologies based on quantum mechanics are everywhere around us, from the computer chips and LEDs in your cell phones to lasers and GPS satellites we use for global communications and navigation. Quantum scientists are also now using the fascinating rules of quantum mechanics to observe, process, and communicate information in entirely new ways that will one day dramatically change how we interact with each other and our surroundings. In this course, we will explore the key concepts from quantum mechanics that are driving this quantum revolution through interactive demonstrations, immersive light and sound visualization experiences, hands-on design activities, and group games. Students will learn what it means to be a Quantum Mechanic, building an intuition about core principles including Schrodinger' Cat, bits vs. qubits, entanglement, and wave-particle duality.

Wave-particle Duality




Bits vs Qubits

Class Meeting

Class 1: Jan 23, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Class 2: Jan 30, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Class 3: Feb 6, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Class 4: Feb 20, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Class 5: Feb 27, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Zoom link is on the Gauchospace


Trevor Steiner                                            Yin Yu
Email: trevorsteiner@ucsb.edu              yin_yu@ucsb.edu
Office Hours: TBD

Engagement and professional conduct

Be Punctual for zoom meetings
Be at designated meeting virtual locations at the start time.

Virtual Locations
The primary virtual portal for this course is this site and the Gauchospace where you will find the zoom meetings.