The Centre for Quantum Technologies
at the National University of Singapore
is offering a five day workshop from 12 to 16 June in quantum technologies and cryptography
for high-school students. Students will study advanced concepts in math, computer science,
quantum physics, classical and quantum cryptography, and see experiments
demonstrating quantum phenomena. They will be introduced to research that
is throwing new light on our understanding of the universe and building the
foundation for new kinds of technologies, from quantum cryptography to quantum
Who is it for?
The programme is best suited to students entering JC2 who are excelling
or particularly enthusiastic in physics and maths.
What will participants get out of it?
Students will be exposed to physics, maths and computer science going beyond their syllabus,
getting a taste of what they could study as undergraduates, and what real
scientific research - where the answers aren't known yet - looks like.
As companies such as Google and IBM are investing in research in quantum
technologies, students will also gain a glimpse into an area with industry jobs.
Students with full attendance will be awarded a certificate of participation. There will be no examination.
This will be the third year of QCamp. Past students have given feedback such as "the whole camp is simply amazing and enriching" and "much of the contents are things we already know but never really understood/linked to quantum, so when those links were drawn, it was fascinating." You can read more about the previous QCamps in 2016 and in 2015.
Who are the instructors?
The course will be taught by research staff and doctoral students at the Centre.
Where is the location?
The workshop will be held at the Centre for Quantum Technologies on the NUS campus.
Centre for Quantum Technologies
National University of Singapore
Block S15, 3 Science Drive 2
Here's a helpful guide to find us: http://www.quantumlah.org/main/forvisitor.php.
What is the programme?
The camp offers a mix of lectures, activities and lab visits. Here is the programme for 2017:
How much does it cost?
The workshop is free.
Participants will need to cover their own transport and lunch costs.
Lunch will be taken at nearby eateries on the NUS campus.
How to apply?
Schools may nominate up to three students to participate at this registration page . Applications will be accepted until the course is full. We encuorage schools to apply by 18 May. After this date, any remaining spots will be opened to schools wishing to nominate extra students.
Please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.