Journey into the Quantum World
Hands-on Workshop on Superconductivity and Quantum Levitation
by Quantum Education Society

Date:  November 15, 2023 (Wednesday)

Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm

Venue: Thematic Workshop 3, Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing One, HKU

Quantum science explores the fascinating world of electrons, atoms, and molecules. It includes important concepts like wave-particle duality and entanglement, which develop into many path-breaking technologies such as quantum computing and superconductors.

In this workshop, some hands-on superconductivity demonstrations will be provided and their potential applications will be discussed. Students will get the opportunity to try out experiments like quantum levitation, which are used in high-speed trains such as the Maglev train in Shanghai.


By completing the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Gain the concepts of Quantum mechanics with a hands-on demo kit;
  2. Complete superconductivity and quantum levitation experiment;
  3. Identify the electrical resistance of a superconductor;
  4. Learn relationship of the magnetic forces between the superconductor and magnets; and
  5. Distinguish between the Meissner effect and Flux pinning.

Date: November 15, 2023 (Wednesday)

Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm

Venue: Thematic Workshop 3, Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing One, HKU

Eligibility: Priority to Innovation Wing members. All HKU undergraduate students are welcome to join.

Quota: A limited quota of 12 will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis. No prior knowledge is required.

Workshop Outline
Time Topics
Introduction of Quantum Education Society (10 minutes)
introduction to basic concepts of Superconductivity and Quantum Levitation (20 minutes)
Demonstration of Quantum Levitation on the magnetic track (15 minutes)
Students’ hands-on experience on Quantum Levitation Demonstration (15 minutes)
Measurement of Critical Temperature of Superconductor (20 minutes)
Measurement of Quantum Levitation Force (10 minutes)
Q&A and open discussion (20 minutes)