Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students

University of Waterloo

  • $250

  • August 6 2020

  • March 20 2020

  • 11th - 12th

  • Yes


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 _СУ a cutting-edge field that utilizes the fascinating laws of quantum mechanics to develop unbreakable encryption that protects communication. Students get a first-hand look into the physics and mathematics of quantum mechanics, cryptography and how they merge into one of the most exciting topics in contemporary science _СУ quantum cryptography. Participants meet and collaborate with some of the most renowned researchers the field has to offer. Daily social activities encourage relationship building between participants. There is a registration fee of $250 CAD due upon acceptance into the program. Students are responsible to book and pay for their travel to and from Waterloo. Bursaries are available to help cover the costs of registration and travel. All students, including those from the Waterloo region, stay in a university residence with QCSYS chaperones. The program has space for 40 participants. Please refer to our FAQs page if you have any questions. Email iqc.qcsys@uwaterloo.ca if you require additional information.

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Application Deadline

March 20 2020


Waterloo, Alabama


August 6 2020

Financial AID


Grade Levels

11th / 12th

Last Updated on

February 25 2020

Opportunity Types

Summer Program

Important Dates

Start Date

August 6 2020

End Date

August 14 2020

Deadline Date

March 20 2020


No multiple sessions

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