City student explains quantum computing in world challenge | Mumbai News – Times of India

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Mumbai: Dhirubhai Ambani International School Class XII student Swayan Khanna (17) is among top 30 participants in an international challenge for an explainer video he made on quantum computing. He is among 5,600 students who participated in Breakthrough Junior Challenge, a science video contest where students created three-minute videos on wide-ranging topics, from quantum tunnelling and mystery of dark matter to structure of Covid-19 virus. Khanna’s video explains quantum computing and principles behind quantum superposition, to better understand what it is and how to talk about scientific concepts. “I picked up an interest in Physics few years back. I would clear many doubts and my teacher recognised my love for the subject. He gave me few books to read, and while I was initially intimidated, it got me further interested in the subject,” he said. Khanna also started a science channel on YouTube four years back, The Science Biome, with explainer videos on a range of topics. “There are many videos on scientific concepts but they are hard to understand. I wanted to bridge that gap in my entry to the challenge,” he added. Other Indians who are part of the 30 semi-finalists are Kavya Bhat from National Public School (Bangalore) and Shaurya …

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