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Friday, August 5, 2016 — 9:00 AM to Friday, August 12, 2016 — 5:00 PM EDT

The Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students (QCSYS) is a unique, eight-day enrichment program for students hosted by the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo. QCSYS will run August 5-12, 2016 with students arriving August 4 and departing August 13.

The school 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 communication.

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 25, 2016 at 5 p.m.

Cost 
$250 CAD and travel to Waterloo. Bursaries are available.
Location 
QNC - Quantum Nano Centre
0101
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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