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 Ontario Science Centre showcases QUANTUM: The Exhibition

Ontario Science Centre showcases QUANTUM: The Exhibition

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 24 Aug 2018, 09:40 am

Toronto, Aug 23 (IBNS): QUANTUM: The Exhibition opened its doors at the Ontario Science Centre on Aug 18 with this Canadian-made showw exploring the research of the scientists who study at the quantum level to better understand the natural world.

Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo was responsible for creating QUANTUM: The Exhibition and is also  the Knowledge Partner for the exhibition at the Ontario Science Centre.

Present in the exhibition were  Martin Laforest, PhD, Senior Business Development Manager and Quantum Tech Lead, ISARA Corporation and Chris Ferrie, PhD, Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney, and author of Baby University books.

Laforest, who was mainly engaged with research of the Quantum Mecahics, said that the Quantum Computers at present are the size of a room and that it would be many decades before a working computer would be introduced to the public or at the academic field.

Laforest added that when he started research in this field there were only about 10 researchers who were involved in this. But at present, tens of thousand of researchers all over the world are working in this field.

Ferrie, more on the academic side, said that till about a few years back Physics was considered a branch of Science. But now Geophysics has evolved as a subject of natural science.

Geophysics is concerned with the physical processes and physical properties of the Earth and its surrounding space environment, and the use of quantitative methods for their analysis.

The visitors were introduced to the  fundamentals of quantum mechanics and that things at the subatomic scale behave very differently from the macroscopic world we know.

QUANTUM: The Exhibition is the first-ever travelling exhibition on quantum information science and technology and explores, through creative storytelling and interaction, how quantum mechanics and information technology are merging to create  revolutionary technologies to reveal how we live, work and play.

The exhibition also reveals how quantum technologies will impact computing, communication, information security, sensing and more.

The Exhibition showscases how computers, digital communications, information security, medicine and geographical exploration can be transformed by quantum computing.

The concept of quantum computing is elaborated in the exhibition tour presentation and the various quantum technologies including Quantification, Tunneling ,Uncertainty, Entanglement, Interference.

The Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Ontario, is one of Canada's most popular cultural attractions, and has been creating engaging and thought-provoking experiences in science and technology for over 45 years.

(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)

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