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Four days of Simulations of Quantum Mechanics at Yomo 2019

La UB divulga

The "Simulations of Quantum Mechanics" workshop will participate in YOMO 2019 from 26th February to 1st March. It will be located at the stand of  "Tecnologies Quàntiques amb Àtoms Ultrafreds" (ATOMQT) from 9:30 to 16:00 on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, at  the stand of "La UB divulga" for the Wednesday whole edition.

Quantum technologies will have a great impact in the field of computing, information management and cryptography in the near future. Therefore, in this workshop we want to present some of the most important phenomena of quantum mechanics, taking as an example the current research in laboratories of ultracold gas physics. Participants will be able to learn about some of the most relevant phenomena of quantum mechanics, taking as an example the current research in physics laboratories of ultracold gases. The workshop consists of making simulations with computers of several experiments in which the quantum properties of matter are revealed. In particular, the simulation of the movement of a set of ultra-cold atoms trapped in a potential well (analogy with the movement of a pendulum), the simulation of the movement of a soliton in an atomic gas at temperature 0 K or the simulation of a quantum Newton pendulum.

All the material of this workshop has been made in open code by university course students of the Faculty of Physics of the University of Barcelona.

Stand "Tecnologies quàntiques amb àtoms ultrafreds" (ATOMQT)

In this stand participants will explore one of the most fascinating theories developed by humans: the quantum mechanics. Students will discover some of the most interesting phenomena that emerge from this theory that make possible to possible build quantum technologies.

The stand has two sections: simulation and experimentation. In the first one we will play with quantum phenomena simulations and we will compare them with our day to day experiences. In the second one, we will experiment with the classical interference phenomena, we will observe the wave behavior and discuss the differences between waves and particles, one of the classic debates of quantum physics.

At the end of the workshop, we will provide all the information needed to replicate some of the experiments carried out during the activity at home or at class.

Stand La UB divulga

This is the third time that theUniversity of Barcelona participes in this festival with a stand organised by Unitat de Cultura Científica i Innovació (UCC+i).


Over five days, YoMo Barcelona will welcome 22,000 school children from across Catalonia and Spain to one huge showcase of science and technology. With live theatre shows, interactive workshops, and dozens of hands-on activities, there will be something to engage every young person. YoMo is designed to bring classroom learning to life – by showing the exciting and rewarding career opportunities that are available in the mobile and STEAM ecosystem.

YoMo Barcelona is free to attend for registered school groups.


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