The Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore will offer a five day workshop in quantum technologies and cryptography for high-school students, starting in the week of 28 May. 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 computers. Applications for the 2018 workshop will open in March.

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 fourth 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 reports from past QCamps on the CQT website.

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
Singapore 117543

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What is the programme?

The camp offers a mix of lectures, activities and lab visits. Here is the programme for 2017. The schedule for 2018 will be similar.

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. Applications will open in March and be accepted until the course is full. We encuorage schools to apply by 14 May 2018. After this date, any remaining spots will be opened to schools wishing to nominate extra students.

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