The QuICC summer school is aimed at final year undergraduate (Bachelor's and Master's) and first year PhD students in Physics. The focus of the summer school is to provide insight into various aspects of Quantum Information, Computing, and Control with the hope that students will come away from the 5-day residential course with a better understanding of the theory behind, and applications of, these topics. If you are thinking of undertaking postgraduate study (or have recently begun your course) in one of these fascinating and cutting-edge areas of science, our summer school is the perfect way to solidify the foundations of your knowledge, hear about the frontiers of research and innovation directly from academics, and meet other students who share the same passion.
The core of the summer school is a series of lectures from 6 leading academics. Each will introduce their area of research, provide an introductory framework for understanding the field, and discuss the landscape of current knowledge and where the future might lead. We also provide the opportunity for students to present their own research during a poster session mid-way through the course. Any attendee is welcome to present their work (although it's not mandatory), and the summer school organisational team will also be showing posters about their research projects. At the end of the session, a poster prize will be awarded to the value of £100 kindly sponsored by the IOP QQQ group, with the winner chosen by a judging panel that will include some of the guest lecturers. It's not all work though! After the poster session, attendees get an afternoon off during which they have the choice of either joining the group excursion (arranged by the organisational team) or making their own way out to explore the city.
Accommodation and all meals are provided free of charge for all participants who are currently studying at a UK institution, although we regrettably can not cover travel expenses. International students are welcome to apply but will have to cover their own expenses.
The QuICC summer school is organised by students in their MRes year at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Controlled Quantum Dynamics, Imperial College London, and is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).