Casper College hosts second annual Quantum Science Camp

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
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The Quantum Science Summer Camp for high school students and teachers will run through July 28 at Casper College. The general public is welcome and encouraged to attend the daily lecture from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. each weekday in the Loftin Life Science Center, Room 209.

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

The camp is the brainchild of Marlan Scully, Ph.D., a distinguished professor in the Department of Physics and 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 support 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, Ph.D., Casper College president.

In addition to Zubairy, professors and scientists from Texas A&M University’s Institute for Quantum Science and 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 attend tuition-free and receive on-campus housing and dining at no charge during the camp program.

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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 and Engineering at Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University, Princeton University, Marlan Scully, Casper College, and Natrona County Schools.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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