What happens when an evaluator walks into the Quantum World Congress?
Well, first, she hears a lot of chatter on qubits. Did she get a feeling that people are still trying to figure it out?
Secondly, she is bedazzled with the brilliance radiating in the ballroom created by the physicists, academics, industry partners, government agencies staffers, investment bankers, policy makers, technocrats, bureaucrats, students, and K-12 educators from around the DC-Maryland-Virginia (DMV) area, across the nation, and abroad. About 500 of them!
And thirdly, she gets “entangled” in a complex and repetitive web of words/terms that are not too alien to her—the uncertainty principle, probabilistic vs deterministic, entanglement, decoherence, superposition, and error correction. (I did score a 90 in my final high school “classical/theoretical” physics National Board exams, so theoretically, I am sound, I believe.)
In many ways, the field of evaluation does appear to follow some of the above quantum “states of being” especially feeling entangled, living through uncertainty, and when we are on multiple zoom meetings simultaneously, in a state of superposition too! (Remember, Schrodinger’s cat!?)
Honestly, I had a blast at the #QWC2022 yesterday and today. I really enjoyed the “Quantum in your classroom” evening session for high school educators in the area that is funded by a grant from the US Department of Education being run by Jessica L. Rosenberg, Nancy Holincheck and team. Thank you for the invitation.
There are a few more pictures and narrative on my Twitter account @KavitaMNA.