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SEMINAR 5th March: Andreas Lieberoth: In search of quantum heroes - design challenges and early findings from the citizen cybescience physics game Quantum Moves

3 March 2014

Wednesday 5th March 2014 at 3pm in Gordon Sq 16-18, Room 101

Andreas Lieberoth from Aarhus University, Denmark.


Games are becoming a common sight in citizen science projects. At Aarhus University, Denmark, physicists, psychologists and computer scientists are working together to transform a quantum physics simulation into an online game, where players will actively be challenging and fine-tuning the algorithms that will (hopefully!) be used to build a quantum computer. The resultant product is a challenging 2D dexterity game with many variations and great gameplay depth (you can try it out at www.scienceathome.org).

In contrast to many other citizen cyberscience games (e.g. on Zooniverse), Quantum Moves requires players to hone hand-eye coordination and develop an intuitive understanding of the counterintuitive quantum physics reality the game is built upon. This means that (like EyeWire) only a few dedicated players make a great difference to science, while most sadly drop out or only play a little for fun.

In this talk, Andreas presents the design challenges of recruiting, retaining and/or homegrowing these “quantum heroes”, along with early data and headaches from Quantum Move's first year online.

For more information about this and other seminars - see our seminars pages

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