NQIT at the Curiosity Carnival

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Roll up, roll up! There's a carnival taking over Oxford!

Last week, researchers took over the University's gardens, libraries and museums, with a host of activities to feed even the most hungry minds. The Curiosity Carnival was a chance to find out what research is really all about, meet researchers, ask questions and discover how research affects and changes all our lives.

Oxford’s Curiosity Carnival 2017 was part of the 2017 European Researchers’ Night, celebrated by universities across Europe.

Researchers from NQIT took part in several activities on the day, including the Quantum Story Corner, where you could learn about quantum entanglement with sweeties and custard; the Great Research Bake Off, where graduate student Amy Hughes made an Ion Trap Quantum Computing cake; the Living Library, where Professor Ian Walmsley could be "borrowed" for a time to chat about his research; and an amazing-looking dance in the Ashmolean Museum from the Quantum Ballerina, Merritt Moore.

Amy Hughes' Trapped Ion Quantum Computing Cake!
Is it sweeties or is it custard? Quantum Story Corner
Kids getting involved in the Quantum Story Corner at the Botanic Gardens
Dance performance at the Ashmolean Museum