Outreach

Outreach

 

Another goal QuSpin has is to reach the general public to share our work through accessible language and tangible examples to be inclusive to the general public, thus illustrating why this research is critical, and worth current and future funding.

We are interested in arenas where we can meet young students, or have school visits to our center, as far as our capacity goes. Please contact center coordinator Karen-Elisabeth Sødahl.

How to increase the number of females in physics studies and research?

How to increase the number of females in physics studies and research?

The MTNANO student Amalie Strømme Falck will be doing our student project at QuSpin on "How to increase the number of females in physics studies and research", starting in June 2020.

See more at the student portal of the Department of Physics. 

Researchers Night 2019

Researchers Night 2019

Sept 27th, 2019. Realfagsbygget/NTNU/Trondheim

QuSpin PhDs repeated the success from last year, and gave a lecture with an experiment called “Flying Superconductors and the Quantum Revolution”. The auditorium was packed with 150 young curious students, and some stayed behind for more in depth questions.

The lecture was held by our PhD candidates Håkon Ivarssønn Røst and Håvard Homleid Haugen.

Researchers Night 2018

Researchers Night 2018

September 2018. Realfagsbygget/NTNU/Trondheim. Photo: Per Henning. NTNU

One key goal is to make our center and physics attractive for young students, to be enticed by and recruited into a rewarding academic carrier. 

One new avenue of outreach was during the annual NTNU Researcher’s Night through a lecture called “Flying Super- conductors and the Quantum Revolution".  In bringing actual flying superconductors, a very real-world example of what physics can do was a clear way to educate through an exciting medium. This idea of ‘edutainment’ is one employed by some of the world’s preeminent science educators and is something QuSpin hopes to harness. This particular lecture was part of the People’s Program portion of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) in the European Union.

The lecture was held by our PhD candidates Even Thingstad and Fredrik Nicolai Krogh.

Teknologiuka for jenter 2019

Teknologiuka for jenter 2019

Nov 7th and 8th, 2019. MBE Lab/QuSpin/NTNU.
Nov 7th and 8th, 2019. MBE Lab/QuSpin/NTNU.

We participated under program no.2 - "Kunnskapsløpet- fra kvantesprang til fotballtipping" with  the presentation "Magnetic materials for the future. Building up crystals one atomic layer at the time". 48 female students visited our MBE lab and associated professor Christoph Brüne and his experiment. 

School Visits

School Visits

We have an open invitation for school classes to visit our center. The goal is to give a taste of physics and the life of researchers and students here. This community engagement challenges us to be able to explain complicated physics through easy, understandable words and examples.

Maybe we will see some of them as our future students?

 

Oct 2019

We had a visit of thirty Vg3 students from Greveskogen High School,Tønsberg. We gave a presentation of our work before they visited our new MBR lab for growing new materials. The students visit was part of a program preparing them for applying to studies, .e.g at NTNU.

 

April 2019

“It was exciting and relevant for our students to get some insight of the research at QuSpin, and how it is to work as researchers within theoretical physics. Many of our students are seeking a research career, and would like to know more about this. They left with a better understanding of this after the presentation at the research center.

- Dag-Morten Sjøstrøm, Lektor Physics. Previous student at the Department of Physics.

 

Sept 2018

We had a visit of a group of curious twelve years old children from Trondheim International School. They challenged our ability to explain advanced physics in a simple way, including demonstrating "Flying magnets". This always triggers the students interest.