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USEQIP is a two-week program, running May 25-June 5, 2020, on the theoretical and experimental study of quantum information aimed primarily at students one year away from completing their undergraduate studies. The lectures and experiments are geared toward students in engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics and computer science, though all interested students are invited to apply.

The program has space for 30 students. Accommodations and meals are covered, and bursaries are available for travel expenses.

The summer school is staffed by the faculty of the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), a multi-disciplinary research centre at the University of Waterloo and an internationally recognized leader in the field of quantum information processing. The two-week program consists of lectures introducing quantum information theory and experimental approaches to quantum devices, followed by 30+ hours of hands-on exploration of Quantum Information Processing (QIP) using the experimental facilities at the institute. For a more extensive list of topics please view the program page.

Students interested in pursuing a summer research award at IQC are encouraged to indicate so on their USEQIP application. We will do our best to accommodate requests for research positions, but please note that an acceptance to USEQIP does not guarantee a subsequent summer research position.

Please refer to our FAQs page if you have any questions. Email iqc-useq@uwaterloo.ca if you require additional information.

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