Shaeema Zaman Ahmed

University of Aarhus

I am Shaeema, and I am exploring the potential of gamification of quantum optimal control tasks. Quantum optimal control is the complex challenge of controlling atoms in the most optimal way. My PhD focusses on building interfaces for assisting researchers to perform quantum optimal control techniques in ultra-cold atomic experiments. I am also interested in exploring the common interface of research, citizen science and education through quantum games and simulation tools. Read my blog and check out my outreach portfolio to get a sneak-peek of my work.

View a slideshow of my portfolio: click here



My Blog

My research in 15 seconds!


Download my poster: click here

Inquiry-based Learning (IBL) with Quantum Composer: Click here

Outreach Portfolio Slideshow: Click here


  • 14th December, 2020

    Quantum Games & Simulations – KIF Network, Denmark

    Talk for a networking group ”Kvinder i Fysik”/”Women in Science”.

  • 15th November, 2020

    Communicating Science and Building Communities – VigyanShaala

    Talk for an Indian organization, VigyaanShaala working for underprivileged undergraduate students. Available on YouTube: click here

  • 30th October, 2020

    Quantum Games, VigyanShaala

    Talk for the general public in India. Organized by VigyanShaala.

    Available on YouTube: click here

  • 2nd October, 2019

    Girls’ Day in Science, Denmark

    Introducing high-school students to quantum physics through a workshop with quantum games

  • 25th- 26th September, 2019

    ”Science is Wonderful” organized by EU-MSCA

    Science booth with quantum games presented by Fernando and Shaeema representing QuSCo. Read the blog on ScienceAtHome: click here


  • 22nd September, 2019

    DPG-Schülertagung 2019  Workshop

    Workshop with high-school students


  • 14th-15th May, 2019

    Quantum Control Workshop, ATU ( Academy for the talented young), Denmark 

    Workshop with high-school students using Quantum Composer and ArguNotes; tools from ScienceAtHome

  • 29th April, 2019

    Danish Science Festival (Forskningens Døgn)

    Talk for high-school students on Quantum research through citizen science games (Quantum Moves 2)

  • 16th - 19th April, 2019

    Quantum Game Cafe

    Participated in an event for the general public to play board games and digital games.

  • 23rd October, 2018

    Documentary Screening, Horsens library, Denmark

    Talk on quantum physics basics before a documentary (Når du kigger væk) screening