How might you experience the world around you if you were shrunk to the size of an atom?
Particle in a box is a virtual world governmed by the laws of Quantum Mechanics that enables you to experience the world of the very small.
College quantum mechanics courses often focus more on the mathematical constructs and less on the qualitative understanding of the subject. Existing visualizations (and very few existing games) for QM are also highly technical, too focused on mathematical formulas, and hard to approach. To tackle this problem, we are exploring supporting material such as interactive visualizations and games for teaching and learning quantum mechanics.
Incorporating an iterative design process, Particle in a Box is a game that combines principles from game design, scientific visualization, and QM physics to create a unique experience that allows players to compare the classical and QM environments and create a virtual environment that engages and habituates students to QM concepts.