Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing
A summer school for undergraduate students, June 1st to 12th, 2009
A two-week program on the theory and experimental study of quantum information processors aimed primarily at students just completing their junior year. The program is designed to introduce students to the field of quantum information processing. The lectures are geared to students of engineering, physics, chemistry and math, though all interested students are invited to apply. The program has space for 8 students and is fully funded through the Institute for Quantum Computing. All travel and housing costs are funded.
The summer school is staffed by the faculty of the Institute for Quantum Computing, a multidisciplinary research center at the University of Waterloo and an internationally recognized leader in the development of quantum information processors. The 2-week program will consist of lectures introducing quantum information theory and experimental approaches to quantum devices, followed by hands-on exploration of QIP using the experimental facilities of the institute.
The program will include:
- Introduction to quantum information processing, including a brief review of quantum mechanics and linear algebra
- Introduction to nuclear magnetic resonance, which is a versatile test-bed for QIP and will be used to experimentally explore QIP concepts
- Introduction to optics, Mach-Zender interferometry and Bell inequalities
- Introduction to quantum cryptography
- Introduction to quantum error correction
- Introduction to quantum algorithms
- Introduction to current questions in foundations of quantum mechanics including quantum measurement
For more information on upcoming registration, please visit www.iqc.ca
Applications must be complete by February 28, 2009.