Wonders of Quantum Physics

What is the Wonders of Quantum Physics?

Based on the successful Wonders of Physics outreach program from the University of Wisconsin-Madison physics department, Wonders of Quantum Physics (WoQP) provides children and adults with non-science backgrounds the opportunity to explore quantum physics in an inquiry-based format. 

In addition to participating in activities such as the Wisconsin Science Festival, UW-Madison Science Expeditions, and IlliniFest, WoQP offers hands-on quantum exhibits, as well as live demos and engaging traveling shows to broaden the audience that engages with quantum science. Through the Morgridge Institute for Research's Rural Science Camp, and Wisconsin and Illinois 4-H events, WoQP has connected students at rural Wisconsin schools with quantum science concepts to help build their quantum intuition.

Quantum Activity Kit Instructions

To meet the challenges presented by the pandemic, the WoQP team has created science kits so that you can complete quantum science experiments safely at home! The activity materials list and instructions are available via Google Drive.

A teacher with a group of students looking at an experimentStudents participating in Wisconsin Heights Science Camp experiment with lasers traveling through different materials. Photo credit Ebony Cox / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel