Taster Program on Quantum Computing


During July 17 – August 14, 2021, Prof. ZENG Bei, the Director of the IAS Center for Quantum Technologies delivered a short course spanning five weekends of lectures and a demonstration of quantum computer on introducing quantum computing to secondary school students. Ten students from Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education attended the course and successfully finished all materials from the principles of classical to quantum logic gates to the quantum programming language and quantum algorithms. The content was to introduce the new era of quantum computing to students as early as possible in their academic journey. Prof. Zeng took a lot of questions from the students and the program forced educators to think how education of quantum technologies can be started and integrated in high-school curriculum.