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Quantum quirks

Scientists at The University of Oxford are utilising the quantum quirks of light to study how single photons could be used to provide un-hackable data protection, quantum computers and powerful microscopes. This activity is suitable as a follow-on lesson after students have studied Young's double slit experiment. It asks them to interpret data from a single photon double slit experiment as an introduction to quantum theory.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students write predictions and conclusions using data
  • Students describe what the single photon double slit experiment shows about the nature of light


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