The annual summer school on Quantum Information, Computing and Control
13th to 17th August 2018 at the University of York
Registration at James Hall in the University of York
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Picture: University of York/John Houlihan


This is the seventh year that the QuICC summer school has run

Last year's summer school

This summer school will run from Monday the 13th to Friday the 17th of August 2018, at the University of York, and will focus on research into quantum systems and their applications. During the course of the summer school there will be lectures from 5 specialist speakers and a poster session to give participants the opportunity to present and discuss their own research.

This summer school will be a great opportunity for all participants to expand their knowledge of the fascinating variety of cutting edge research into Quantum Information, Computing and Control, and meet and share ideas with other researchers in their field. We are also very excited to be able to host the summer school in the amazing city of York, and plan to organise some social activities to give everyone the chance to enjoy the city and surroundings!

This summer school is particularly aimed at Master's level and PhD students, because of the opportunity to present and discuss their research, but undergraduates considering going into this field are also welcome to apply. The QuICC summer school is free for UK participants, including accommodation in York, all meals during your visit and social activities. International students are welcome to apply but will have to cover their own expenses. This summer school is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and organised by students from the Controlled Quantum Dynamics Centre for Doctoral Training at Imperial College London.


This year the summer school will be hosted at the University of York.

The famous York Minster [University of York/John Houlihan].

The University of York was established in 1963 and is research-intensive university which has more than 30 academic departments and research centers. The university is a member of the elite Russell Group of universities and known as one of the leading universities in the world. https://www.york.ac.uk/

York is a beautiful historic city located in North Yorkshire, England. The city offers a wealth of historic attractions, of which York Minster is the most prominent, and a variety of cultural and sporting activities making it a popular tourist destination.

*Information taken from here.

Getting here

There are many ways to reach York...

Link to google map: Click here.

By train

There is a frequent, fast train service to York on the main East Coast Line from London King’s Cross to Edinburgh. There is also a direct service between York, Leeds and Manchester Airport. The University is a short bus or taxi ride direct from the railway station.

More information on trains can be found here *

By car

We recommend drivers approach the University from the junction of the A64 and A1079 on the east of the city, from where the University is signposted. To see the maps: Click here.

Parking is limited, and visitor parking is on a pay and display basis (see the campus map for locations). Parking costs £1 per hour or £6 per day, and is free at weekends and between 6pm and 8am. You can pay using coins or with a mobile phone using RingGo Cashless Parking. The RingGo app is easy to use and the City of York Council now uses RingGo across all of their pay and display car parks.

International travel (not funded)

York is easy to reach from many UK airports. See travelling form the airports.

*Information taken from here.




Click on a speaker for more information

Professor Tim Spiller

University of York

Dr Roger Colbeck

University of York

Professor Irene D'Amico

University of York

Professor Johnjoe McFadden

University of Surrey

Dr Viv Kendon

Durham University

Dr Mikko Möttönen

Aalto University


Applications are now closed!

Thank you to those who have applied, applications are currently under review, and you should hear from us soon!

Contact Us

Please feel free to get in touch!

For all queries: cqd.summerschool@imperial.ac.uk

For urgent enquiries, please call Ms Miranda Smith on +44(0)20 7594 0709

The University of York campus [University of York/Alex Holland]