Particle in a Box (An Experiential Approach to Quantum Mechanics Education)

Faculty: Nassim Jafarinaimi (DM); Azad Naeemi (ECE)
Students: Ridhima Gupta, Aditya Anupam, Tanisha Wag, Annick Huber, Sahib Singh, Justeen Lee, Shaziya Tambalawa

Research Focus: Educational Technologies , Gaming , Information Visualization

Particle in a Box (An Experiential Approach to Quantum Mechanics Education)

Theories of Quantum Mechanics(QM) have been central to the philosophical and technological advances in physics and related fields. Some of the most important aspects of these theories are outside the bounds of human experience, predominantly explained and taught drawing on abstract mathematical formulas. How can we advance experience-based learning of abstract concepts such as QM so students develop the in-depth understanding needed to further advance these theories by generating and testing new hypotheses? This research project addresses this question through a series experimentations with digital media (e.g., by designing interactive games based on the rules of QM) engaging whether and how digital media could serve as the basis for an experiential understanding of QM concepts. For more information and to play the latest version of the game please visit, http://learnqm.gatech.edu 

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