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.