Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students (QCSYS)

Quantum for high school students Discover how mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, and more combine into one of the most exciting topics in modern science – quantum information – at the Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students (QCSYS). APPLY NOW VIRTUAL QCSYS 2021 JOIN OUR MAILING LIST QCSYS APPLICANTS JOIN OUR MAILING LIST FOR TEACHERS DOWNLOAD OUR QUANTUM MATH PRIMER What is QCSYS? QCSYS is a unique enrichment program for high school students that runs from Tuesday, August 3 to Friday, August 13, 2021. QCSYS will once again run virtually in 2021. This free online program offers a blend of expert lectures, small group discussions, problem solving, and opportunities for mentoring and networking with world-leading quantum researchers. You will: see how the world works at the quantum level; understand phenomenon like quantum superposition and entanglement; learn how quantum technology will transform computing, imaging and cryptography; and make international friendships. Join hundreds of motivated students from around the world and meet some of the most renowned researchers the field has to offer. 12 The number of years QCSYS has been offered Black and white illustration of a globe Participants from over 35 countries have attended 449 The number of QCSYS graduates Learn more about QCSYS What do you do at QCSYS? Who can apply? How to apply? What does it cost? When is it offered? Where is it offered? A male student and two female students exploring quantum mechanics using tweasers, a microchip and petri dish What do you do at QCSYS? QCSYS will provide you with the necessary mathematical background to tackle some of the largest topics in modern physics. You bring your scientific curiosity and love of learning, and we’ll show you how to use mathematical tools to explore. Interested in getting a head start? Download the free QCSYS quantum primer and begin building your linear algebra and arithmetic skills, as well as your understanding of quantum mechanics. During the online program, you will learn about: complex numbers entanglement experimental physics linear algebra quantum computing and algorithms quantum cryptography quantum mechanics, and quantum optics. Schedule Virtual QCSYS will follow this general format: Dates Time Activity Tuesday, August 3-Friday, August 6 Monday, August 9-Friday, August 13 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET Online morning lectures and activities 12:30-2:30 p.m. ET Break 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET Online afternoon lectures and activities Who can apply for QCSYS? You are an ideal candidate, if you are: in Grade 11 or 12 (e.g., Secondary V and C?GEP in Quebec), age 15 or older, curious and interested in exploring scientific concepts, have enrolled in or completed Grade 11 mathematics (Grade 11 physics is recommended), and fluent in English. Experience with quantum physics is not required, just curiosity and interest in exploring new scientific concepts. Exceptional Grade 10 students may be accepted, space permitting. What does it cost? There is no registration fee for the 2021 online QCSYS program. Participants will need a reliable internet connection to join the online sessions. When is it offered? QCSYS is held annually and usually takes place during the first two weeks in August. Virtual QCSYS 2021 runs Tuesday, August 3 to Friday, August 13, 2021, excluding Saturday, August 7 and Sunday, August 8. Where is it offered? QCSYS will once again run virtually in 2021. All lectures, discussions, mentoring and networking opportunities will take place through an online meeting platform. How to apply? Complete the application form by Friday, April 30, 2021 Provide one reference letter Write a short discussion paper

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Tue., Aug. 03, 2021, 10:30am-Fri., Aug. 13, 2021, 4:00pm (GMT-0400)

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