Casper College to host Quantum Science Camp

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
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This summer, an opportunity to learn quantum science will be offered to high school seniors, college students, teachers, and instructors July 10-23, 2022, at Casper College.

The lead instructor for the camp will be M. Suhail Zubairy, Ph.D., a distinguished professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M. The camp will delve into selected principles of quantum science in the first week. Applications of quantum science to the study of quantum biological systems will be examined in the second week.

The camp is the brainchild of Marlan Scully, Ph.D., distinguished professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Texas A&M University. Scully is a laser physics pioneer, and his work includes the first quantum theory of the laser with Nobel Prize laureate Willis E. Lamb.

“We’re really pleased to be able to offer this one-of-a-kind experience here in Casper that builds on the education students are receiving and gives further opportunity to teachers and college instructors to add to their teaching of quantum science,” said Darren Divine, Casper College president.

In addition to Zubairy, professors and scientists from Texas A&M University’s Institute for Quantum Science & Engineering and members from the National Academy of Sciences and other world-renown scientific organizations will teach during the two-week camp.

“For over 20 years, Marlan Scully has been bringing the top researchers, scientists, and their students to Casper for a conference on quantum physics, quantum computing, quantum biophotonics, and more, said Dale Bohren, Quantum Science Camp advisory board member. “His vision to extend this opportunity to high school seniors, college students, teachers, and instructors resonated with our community partners and made this all possible,” added Bohren.

Thanks to the generous support of donors, those selected to attend the Quantum Science Summer Camp will attend tuition-free and receive on-campus housing and dining at no charge during the camp program. Students will only be responsible for any transportation and travel-related expenses before or after the camp dates.

All applications must be received by Tuesday, May 31. Applications and more information can be found at

The Quantum Science Summer Camp is funded through donations from the Wyoming Community Foundation, Wold Foundation, BOCES — Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Zimmerman Family Foundation, John P. Ellbogen Foundation, Kemmi Creek Foundation, McMurry Foundation, Tate Foundation, and the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation.

Partners include the Institute for Quantum Science & Engineering at Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University, Princeton University, Baylor University, Marlan Scully, Casper College, and Natrona County Schools.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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