The Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students (QCSYS) is an exciting eight-day enrichment program for high school students hosted by the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo. QCSYS will run August 7-14, 2015 with students arriving August 6 and departing August 15.
QCSYS offers 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 school is for students:
- In grades 11 or 12 (or equivalent) - exceptional grade 10 students may be accepted space permitting
- Age 15 and older
- Enrolled in or have completed grade 11 mathematics or higher (grade 11 physics is recommended but not mandatory)
- Fluent in English
Applications including references are due March 27, 2015.