ETOP 2023

Symposium: How to Teach "Quantum" in the Age of the Second Quantum Revolution


Symposium Organized by Svetlana G. Lukishova, the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester

Sponsored By

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Bahaa Saleh, University of Central Florida
Frank Setzpfandt, University of Jena
Matthew Posner, Optonique

Tuesday May 16
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Seahorse Room

Quantum mechanics is among the most challenging scientific topics and students constantly struggle to master basic concepts.  Yet, we are in the midst of a second quantum revolution, which will be responsible for many of the key physical technological advances for the 21st century. 

The future STEM workforce need to be familiarized with quantum concepts as well as gaining hands-on experience in the instrumentation widely used in emerging technological areas (e.g., nanotechnology and biomedicine). 


Join us as we share experiences in the teaching of quantum topics at different levels; K-12, technical college, and university (from freshman to senior and graduate student levels). 

The topics include

  1. lecture classes and easily understandable and affordable experiments with single and entangled photons; 
  2. how to improve students’ learning, especially at large enrollment, and how to evaluate what the students learned; 
  3. how to elicit average students’ interest; 
  4. training technicians; 
  5. K-12 education, outreach activity and public engagement using animations, educational websites, software simulation tools and games devoted to “quantum”. 

This symposium will comprise of a presider overview, 30-min invited talks,  15-min contributed talks and posters.

Important Dates

Call for Papers
September 15, 2022
Abstract Deadline
January 31, 2023

Author Notification

March 3, 2023

Early Bird Registration
April 1, 2023

Manuscript Due Date
May 1, 2023

May 15-18, 2023

Please submit a 250-word text abstract for technical review purposes that is suitable for publication. For Special symposium on Quantum Education, please, add QUANTUM:…    before your abstract title.”