While no two days will be exactly the same at the Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students (QCSYS), you can expect to follow this general format.
- 7:30 to 8:30 am: Breakfast
- 9 am to 12 pm: Morning lectures
- 12 to 1 pm: Lunch
- 1 to 5 pm: Afternoon lectures
- 5:30 to 6:30 pm: Dinner
- 6:30 to 9 pm: Planned activity
- 9 to 10:30 pm: Free time
- 10:30 pm: Lights out
Researchers here at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) will be teaching you various aspects of quantum cryptography. From some of the earliest methods of cryptography, to the strange and ‘spooky’ aspects of quantum mechanics, you will be exposed to a wide array of the most interesting topics in quantum cryptography.
Taking a break
While you should enjoy the academic lectures, we realize that even the most dedicated students need a break! You should have ample opportunity to unwind before getting back to academics with planned activities like:
- laser tag
- numerous breaks
- snack times
Stretching your mind
Not only will you learn about advanced topics, but you will be given a chance to try your hand at solving problems involving the very same principles — because there is no better way to learn about a topic than to play around with a real life problem.