An Evening of Quantum Discovery
"An Evening of Quantum Discovery" was an event we held for the general public in the Physics Department in Oxford held on October 17 2017. It was co-organised by the Physics Department Outreach Officer, the NQIT Communications Manager and the Quantum Materials Outreach Officer.
The event was divided into a family-friendly set of activities from 5pm to 6.30pm and then activities for a general 12+ audience from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
The quantum theme included a wide range of physics topics such as quantum computing, photonics, quantum materials, and superconductivity.
- 20-minute talks by members of the Physics Department
- Guided lab tours in 6 labs
- A hands-on science fair with 7 stalls
- A "Quantum Story Corner" for children
- Voting for your favourite image in a Quantum Photography Competition
More than 150 people attended on the night and we had some great feedback from visitors:
"We thoroughly enjoyed the evening and thank everyone for all the work they put into making it such an interesting and stimulating event."
"Interactive, amazing, not one bit was boring and completely captivated my children’s minds and my own, wish it was that interesting at school"
36 students and researchers from the department volunteered to help with lab tours, talks and the science fair - thanks to all of you for helping!
Read more about the Evening of Quantum Discovery in our report: