This is a 4-day intensive introductory program for high school and undergraduate students to learn about the exciting interdisciplinary field of quantum computing.
Offered virtually with live instruction, students will learn the foundations of quantum computing, including quantum mechanics, quantum circuits, and quantum algorithms and protocols, all while gaining familiarity with Microsoft's quantum computing language, Q#.
Each day, students will participate in a lecture and a lab. Additionally, they will hear from leading quantum experts in industry to learn about career pathways in quantum computing.
Over the course of 4 days of live instruction in lecture and lab, you will be introduced to the foundations of quantum computing, including:
This course is FREE to all accepted students thanks to Microsoft! We are grateful for the generous support of Microsoft Azure Quantum who has ensured that this program is free for everyone.
The Winter School will take place over two weekends:
February 4-5 and February 11-12, 2023.
It will be held from 12:00-4:00pm EST (UTC-5:00) daily.
This program will be held virtually over Zoom. The only technology requirement is a working computer with internet connection.
Deadline I (Priority): January 15th
Deadline II (Regular): January 31st (or until all positions are filled)
Are in high school or a 2-year or 4-year institution of higher education;
Have basic computer science knowledge (working knowledge of variables, function, loops); AND
Are able to attend all 4 days of programming (attendance from 12-4pm EST is required; guest speakers and lab tours from 4-5pm EST will be optional, though highly encouraged).
As we are committed to ensuring the future quantum
workforce is diverse and inclusive,
we especially encourage students from traditionally
underrepresented backgrounds in STEM to apply. Students
from HBCUs, MSIs, and community colleges will be
More broadly, priority will be given to students in any 2-year or 4-year institution of higher education (including community colleges and universities), but interested high school students are also welcome, space permitting.
No prior quantum knowledge is required or expected!
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