Shaeema Zaman Ahmed, University of Aarhus
Shaeema Zaman Ahmed, University of Aarhus


I am Shaeema Zaman Ahmed from India, and I am a PhD student in the Quantum Measurement and Manipulation Group (QMMG) at Aarhus University led by Prof. Jacob Friis Sherson.

I graduated in M.Sc. Physics from the University of Delhi, India where I specialized in astrophysics. I have also worked for a few years at one of India’s science communication agencies, Zlife Education where I got the opportunity to experiment with my ideas of teaching and communicating physics through citizen science projects, science festivals, and educational workshops. I moved to Denmark in the pursuit of exploring new research opportunities. Currently, my primary research area is in the field of visualization and gamification of complex quantum control tasks. In a nutshell, my PhD will focus on building gamified interfaces and tools for assisting researchers in performing quantum control optimization techniques in ultra-cold, many-body experiments. I am also interested in investigating the use and impact of quantum games and simulation tools for research, education, and outreach, which will be explored through the PhD project as well. Additionally, I am involved in conducting the outreach training sessions for QuSCo as well.


  • O. Elíasson, C. Weidner, J. Rafner, and S. Zaman Ahmed, “A man-machine mind meld for quantum computing: Can an online game that combines human brainpower with AI solve intractable problems?,” in IEEE Spectrum, vol. 56, no. 11, pp. 37-41, Nov. 2019, doi: 10.1109/MSPEC.2019.8889971.
  • J. H. M. Jensen, M. Gajdacz, S. Zaman Ahmed, J. H. Czarkowski, C. Weidner, J. Rafner, J. J. Sørensen, K. Mølmer, J. F. Sherson “Crowdsourcing human common sense for quantum control” arXiv:2004.03296
  • S. Zaman Ahmed, J. H. Mohr Jensen, C. A. Weidner, J. J. Sørensen, M. Mudrich, J. F. Sherson “Quantum Composer: A programmable quantum visualization and simulation tool for education and research” arXiv:2006.07263

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