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Quantum Camp for High School

Incoming 9th grade to Recent High School Graduates

One & Two Week Camps: July 25 - August 5, 2022

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Virtual

Taught by
MIT PhDs

Live
Instruction

Grades
9-12+

Camps created with researchers at:

Be one of the first high school students in the world to develop skills in quantum computing - the technology of the future!

Teleportation is no longer just for science fiction. In quantum computing - it’s real. Can one particle be in multiple places at the same time? In quantum physics - it’s possible with superposition. Learn these weird wonders of quantum computing along with the bizarre phenomena of entanglement in our summer quantum computing camp. You’ll also learn Qiskit, IBM’s quantum coding language and even run code in a real quantum computer! This camp is like no other you’ve experienced.

Camp Options:
  • Two-week camp (recommended): July 25 - August 5
  • One-week camp: July 25 - 29, 2022

The two-week camp is highly recommended to gain the maximum learning benefit from the camp. If you can only make the first week, you’ll still get a headstart in learning about this revolutionary tech field.


What students learn

In Week 1, students will:
  • Learn about quantum mechanics, quantum computation, and quantum algorithms
  • Understand of the limitations of classical computers and the massive potential of quantum computing
  • Learn key concepts including qubits, Bloch sphere, superposition & entanglement.
  • Construct quantum circuits and send them to a real quantum computer!
In Week 2, students delve deeper:
  • Write code to simulate quantum circuits
  • Implement the Quantum Key Distribution (QKD)
  • Run a Variational Quantum Eigensolver to simulate a molecule
  • Perform operations that represent quantum gates
  • Use Python libraries to send circuits to a quantum computer and analyze the results
  • Understand key quantum algorithms such as the Deutsch Jozsa and Grover’s algorithms

Lead Instructor

Akshay Agarwal

Akshay graduated from MIT with his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Recently, he completed a postdoctoral research position in the Research Laboratory for Electronics at MIT. In his research, he applies principles of quantum mechanics to improve the efficiency of electron microscopy and make the technique applicable to live biological samples. Akshay obtained his PhD. He holds a B. Tech. and M. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay in 2014. Outside of his research, Akshay enjoys teaching, writing, and playing the violin.

Logistics

Grades

Incoming 9th-12th grade students + college freshmen

Dates

Two-week camp (recommended):
- July 25 - August 5

One-week camp
- July 25 - July 29


12-4pm ET daily (Monday-Friday)

Cost

Students can register to attend both weeks (recommended) or Week 1 only.

$895 - 2-week camp
$495 - 1-week camp
(pricing is through May 31st with early registration)

Full and partial scholarships are available for students with financial need or from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in STEM.

Prerequisites

None! We welcome all interested and curious students who are excited to learn about this emerging technology.

No prior knowledge of quantum computing is required or expected.