The annual summer school on Quantum Information, Computing, and Control
19th to 23rd August 2019
University of Leeds
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What is the QuICC summer school all about?

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 7 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).


This year's host venue is the University of Leeds

The Great Hall of the University of Leeds.
Photo © Paul Harrop (cc-by-sa/2.0)

We are very excited to be hosting our 2019 summer school at the University of Leeds. For more information about the university, visit the University of Leeds website.

Accommodation for UK students will be provided at the University of Leeds' Devonshire Hall. Depending on availability, we may be able to book accommodation with the main group for International students, although expenses will be charged to the student as we are unfortunately not able to cover costs for International attendees. International students who are interested in attending the summer school are advised to contact the organisers to discuss potential options for accommodation.


How to get to the summer school

Devonshire Hall, the site for accomodation and all the academic events of the summer school, is just 20 minutes' walk from the main University of Leeds campus. From Leeds railway station, the journey to Devonshire Hall takes approximately 45 minutes on foot or 30 minutes by bus. The railway station has regular services connecting to major UK cities.

For more detailed information about planning travel to Leeds, see the official advice from the University. Please note that travel expenses for attendees are not covered by the summer school.


Please note this schedule is subject to change


Find out who will be lecturing at the summer school

Professor Terry Rudolph

Imperial College London

Professor Sir Peter Knight FRS

Imperial College London

Dr Almut Beige

University of Leeds

Professor Winfried Hensinger

University of Sussex

Dr David Jennings

University of Leeds

Professor Patrik Öhberg

Heriot-Watt University

Dr Mehul Malik

Heriot-Watt University


Applications for the 2019 summer school have now closed

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application for the 2019 QuICC summer school.

We are currently in the process of reviewing applications and will be in contact with applicants shortly to confirm whether they have been successful or not.

If you have any questions about the application process, please get in touch with us via the channels below.

Contact Us

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any queries!

If you have any questions about the QuICC summer school, you are welcome to contact us by email at cqd.summerschool@imperial.ac.uk.

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