CQT is keen to work with schools to support and encourage interest in science in young students. Students are keen too: quantum physics offers mind-blowing ideas and the field of quantum technologies promises future jobs. See also our outreach programmes for the public.

Workshops

We usually offer a week-long camp in June called QCamp, especially for students nearing the end of high school. Unfortunately this event can't take place in 2020, but we'll be back! We are also exploring what we can do online in the meantime, to add to the videos and competitions we already offer.

 

Q camp is designed for students enthusiastic in physics, maths or computer science who would like to learn more about modern research in quantum information and cryptography. The camp features lectures, games, demos and tours of the Centre's labs. Past attendees have described their experience as inspiring and awesome, among other feedback.

NUS Specialisation

Did you know that NUS offers physics undergraduates the option to take a Specialisation in Quantum Technologies?

 

New from 2019, the course is for incoming students excited by the growing possibilities in thie field. Experts in quantum technologies work not only in research but also in industry: read about the careers of some CQT alumni.

Visits

We can sometimes arrange visits to CQT for students to attend a talk and tour our labs (the maximum group size we can host is around 30), depending on the availability of our researchers. Please contact us to enquire.

Books

For younger students: Sir Fong's Adventures in Science, Book 5: The Quantum Bunny was created by Singapore cartoonist Otto Fong and supported by CQT. It retells with a quantum twist the famous Chinese story of the Monkey King causing uproar in heaven. The book is available in Singapore bookshops and as an ebook on iTunes. Learn more at www.ottoniumcomics.com.

 

For older students: Six Quantum Pieces introduces key concepts from modern research such as teleportation and quantum cryptography. The book was coauthored by CQT PI Valerio Scarani with two high-school students. Order a copy here.

More opportunities

For school groups seeking hands-on experiments, we recommend the following programmes run by our colleagues elsewhere in Singapore: