How to become a quantum physicist in five minutes | Jacob Sherson | TEDxAarhus

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In his talk, Jacob invites us into the strange world of quantum physics and explains how anyone can become a quantum physicist by playing computer games. Besides enabling ordinary citizens to solve quantum physics research challenges (and beating trained scientists and supercomputers at their own game!), these games open a window to the player's mind and creative potential. By understanding how gamers build their own "quantum intuition", Jacob and his team get a glimpse into the amazing power of the human mind and with these insights hope to construct an "equation for innovation".

Jacob Sherson is an established quantum physicist who has, amongst other achievements, set the world record for quantum teleportation. He is the founder of ScienceAtHome, an online gaming platform that democratizes science by turning scientific problems into engaging games. With these games, anyone can make a genuine contribution to scientific research. Now, with the help of gamers around the world, Jacob aspires to create a quantum computer and turn social science inside out with massive multiplayer games!

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