Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students (QCSYS)
Join 40 high school students for an exciting eight-day enrichment program called Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students (QCSYS). Hosted by the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, QCSYS will run August 11-18, 2015. You’ll arrive August 10 and depart August 19.
You’ll have the chance to experience an interesting blend of lectures, hands-on experiments and group work focused on quantum cryptography — a cutting-edge field that utilizes the fascinating laws of quantum mechanics to develop unbreakable encryption that protects information.
This will give you a first-hand look into the physics and mathematics of quantum mechanics, cryptography and how they merge into one of the most exciting topics in contemporary science — quantum cryptography. You’ll get to meet and collaborate with some of the most renowned researchers in the field, build relationships, participate in daily social activities and stay in a university residence. Even if you’re from the Waterloo region, you’ll stay with all the other students with QCSYS chaperones.
This school is for you if you are:
• In grades 11 or 12 (or equivalent) -- exceptional grade 10 students may be accepted, space permitting
• 15 and older
• Enrolled in or have completed grade 11 mathematics or higher (grade 11 physics is recommended but not mandatory)
• Fluent in English
Upon acceptance into the program, you’re responsible for
• A $250 CAD registration fee
• Booking and payment for your travel to and from Waterloo
IQC offers bursaries to help cover the costs of registration and travel. If you want to apply for a bursary, you must do so when you’re filling out your application.
Applications, including references, are due March 24, 2017.
Start your application today! [link: https://uwaterloo.ca/institute-for-quantum-computing/programs/quantum-cr...]