Quantum Leaps

Quantum Leaps

  • By Leena Aggarwal
  • 8 January 2018

Quantum is an open-access peer-reviewed journal for quantum science and related fields. Quantum is launching a pilot outreach project, Quantum Leaps, where scientists write a rigorous and accessible popular science version of a research paper, which are then reviewed by school students, under the supervision of a researcher. The goals of this project are three-fold:

1. Teach the process of peer review to school students by direct experience;

2. Get students interested in the science of quantum computing and information; and

3. Provide a venue for researchers to showcase effective science communication in quantum sciences.

After peer review, the best articles will be published in Quantum Views, and the reviewers will be invited to give a talk about the experience. This project is inspired by Frontiers for Young Minds, which implements the same idea in fields such as biology, psychology and space science. Quantum Leaps is coordinated by Chris Ferrie and Lídia del Rio.