Quantum Computing for Gifted Learners

This 3-day summer camp is intended for talented high school students and those with a strong interest computer science. Students will learn the basic physics and math concepts behind quantum computing and why it holds the promise of radically reshaping the world. Students will earn a digital badge at the end of the workshop!

Concepts covered will include:

  • The physics and math behind quantum mechanics.
  • The basics of qubits and quantum information theory.
  • Elementary quantum algorithms.
  • How and why quantum computing holds the promise of radically reshaping the world!

THE INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Hei-Chi Chan has a PhD in Physics from Yale University and is the Department Chair of Mathematical Sciences at UIS. His research interests include mathematical physics, differential equations in Quantum Field Theory, q-series and the mathematics inspired by the Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan. He is the author of the book, “An Invitation to q-series: From Jacobi’s Triple Product Identity to Ramanujan’s Most Beautiful Identity.”

INTENDED AUDIENCE: This camp is designed for high school age learners who are passionate about STEM. Some exposure to physics and/or calculus will be helpful, but not required. All participants who complete the program will receive a digital badge documenting their accomplishment!

SCHEDULE: The three-day camp will be held June 14 – 16, from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Sessions will be virtual and conducted on Zoom.

Workshop Cost: $80

Registration is OPEN! 
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