EPJ Quantum Technology is calling for submissions to our Collection on Quantum Education.
Second generation quantum technologies will have a major impact on education and training in the field of quantum physics. The progress in quantum computing, simulation, sensing, and communication will lead to the emergence of new industries with a corresponding workforce demand. In quantum industry, new job types will appear which require specialized qualifications. A certain understanding of quantum physics will be a necessary prerequisite to work in these professions. It will have to be taught to a much wider and much more diverse group of stakeholders than is the case today. Expanding audiences will include engineering, information sciences, pharmaceutics, finance and insurance, but also salespersons, CEOs and policymakers. Providing appropriate education and training offers tailored to the needs of these audiences will be a considerable challenge for both academia and providers of upskilling programs.
This topical collection aims to focus on novel approaches to address these educational challenges. Appropriate contributions in this topical collection include:
- discussion of new topics relevant for the teaching of modern quantum physics
- new teaching methods and ideas, including the use of multimedia and new media
- implementation of demonstration and student experiments
- empirical results on learning difficulties and the effectiveness of novel approaches
- results on the effectiveness of communicating Quantum Technologies to broader audiences and the general public
- Novel methodologies for workforce training and lifelong learning in Quantum Technologies
- methodological considerations of the current and emerging infrastructures and ecosystem related to the workforce development pipeline
- Every article submitted to the topical collection is expected not only to present new concepts and ideas but also to include at least initial results of an empirical evaluation.