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Quantum for Volunteers

This web page is a resource for volunteers, teachers, & others who are interested in my presentations.
The information on this webpage will be updated periodically.

Activities for Informal Educators - K-8 materials from EPiQC
Donn Silberman is available to assist live and in person with these materials for people in Southern California.

Introduction to Quantum Computing and Qiskit (Spring 2023)


Contact me directly: 
1) To get a PowerPoint version of one or both of my presentations to make your own and give to others.
2) To request that I speak to your students or group. (mostly in Southern California)
My newest presentation (download now in pdf file format) is:
Quantum 4 Kids - Rainbows, Stars & Atoms:  The size of things and how they are related".  

The information here is for "Quantum for High School & College Students."

This newest version of the presentation has the URL links to the Kahoot quizzes embedded in the slides. 

Download the newest version of the slides in pdf file format.

A version with the lecture notes may be available later.  Please let me know if you would like this.

Download a specific set of Kahoot examples.


Download an older pdf version of the slides. 

Download an older pdf version of the slides with lecture notes.

Click here to view the video of the older version of the presentation.  This video is 42 minutes long and may take a minute to open.

My live in-person version of the presentation will be significantly different than the video version because of the updates and I adjust the presentation to the audience and take questions during the talk and provide some answers.  This provides a more interactive time with audience.

The three links here lead to information about a talk I gave at SPIE Optics & Photonics on Aug. 22, 2022

"Quantum education and pathways: an open-source modifiable presentation to high school and college students" 

  1. Conference Webpage for my talk

  2. Paper to be published

  3. Slides used to present

  4. Go to My Publications page to see related papers.

Below are links for teachers & students to use and follow after the presentation

Quantum Educational Resources

EPiQC - Activities for Informal Educators - K-12

National Q-12 Education Partnership | Supporting a diverse, quantum-ready workforce. (

Available Courses | qBraid

DoS - Domain of Science - YouTube

Map of Quantum Computing Poster – DFTBA

Qiskit - IBM's Open Source Quantum Computing Resource

Quantumapalooza 2020 Harrisburg University

QuVis (

Key Concepts for Future QIS Learners (

Schrödinger's Class | Institute for Quantum Computing | University of Waterloo (

(for the Schrödinger's Class materials, contact Donn directly or go to.......)

Teacher resources | Institute for Quantum Computing | University of Waterloo (

Quantum Computing for High School Students - text book by Yuly Billing

Stanford University - High School Quantum Course

A Beginner’s Guide to Quantum Programming (

Quantum Algorithm Implementations for Beginners

Big Tech Quantum Websites

Microsoft Quantum overview | Microsoft Azure

Quantum Computing | IBM

Quantum Computing - Intel

Quantum | Honeywell

Google Quantum AI

Quantum Computing Service—Amazon Braket–Amazon Web Services

Cisco Research | Home - Quantum Networks

Quantum Computing Companies

Quantum Solutions | Keysight

IonQ | Our Trapped Ion Technology

PsiQuantum | Building the world’s first useful quantum computer.

Home - Atom Computing (


ColdQuanta - Making Quantum Matter - Making Quantum Matter

D-Wave Systems | The Practical Quantum Computing Company (



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Quantum On-Line Resources

Quantum Computing Report - Market Analysis, News & Resources

Inside Quantum Technology

IQT - San Diego May 10-12 2022 pdf

Quantum Economic Development - Consortium (QED-C)

Quantum for All

Home | National Q-12 Education Partnership | UIUC (

Quantum Computing Applications

  1. Quantum computing use cases for financial services | IBM

  2. The Future of Quantum Drug Discovery - Cambridge Quantum

  3. Quantum computer models a chemical reaction (

  4. Quantum Computing: Accelerating the Digitization of Chemistry • EFMaterials Blog

  5. Quantum Computing in Oil and Gas | Accenture

  6. Inside Google's Quantum Computing Data Center

  7. Quantum ML - Quantum: Machine Learning & Analytics 

  8. Exploring quantum computing use cases for manufacturing | IBM

  9. University of Arizona Awarded $26M to Architect the Quantum Internet

Quantum Biology Papers

  1. The Origins of Quantum Biology (The Royal Society)

  2. Quantum Effects in Biology (Optics & Photonics News)

  3. The Quantum Biology of Reactive Oxygen Species Partitioning Impacts Cellular Bioenergetics (very technical)

Donn's video recording presentation at the Quantum World Congress Nov. 30, 2022 (scripted - not live)   &  Donn's slides with notes

Our Quantum Future: Some Assembly Required

OSSC November 16 2022 Monthly Meeting video recording of presentations

"Quantum Industry, Education & Outreach"   by  Doug Finke & Donn Silberman

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