Canadian Summer School on Quantum Information 2012

2012-06-11 - 2012-06-16
Waterloo, Canada

The Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo will host the Canadian Summer School on Quantum Information from June 11-16, 2012. This school is the 12th edition of an annual event that brings together students from around the world to learn about quantum information processing. Previous editions of the school have been held in Calgary, Montreal, Sherbrooke, Toronto, and Waterloo. This year's school follows the tradition of educating young researchers in this rapidly-evolving field by gathering some of the world's top experts to offer lectures on various aspects of quantum information. The school is designed for graduate students and postdocs in computer science, mathematics, and physics who are interested in learning about quantum information processing. It also provides an opportunity for students specializing in one sub-area to broaden their knowledge of the field as a whole.

Confirmed speakers are as follows:

  • Alexandre Blais, Sherbrooke (Solid state quantum computing)
  • Bill Coish, McGill (Decoherence)
  • Daniel Gottesman, Perimeter (Error correction and fault tolerance)
  • Peter Hoyer, Calgary (Quantum algorithms)
  • Richard Hughes, Los Alamos (Quantum cryptography)
  • Christopher Monroe, Maryland (Trapped ion quantum computing)
  • John Preskill, Caltech (Introduction to quantum information)
  • Martin Roetteler, NEC (Quantum algorithms)
  • David Schuster, Chicago (Hybrid devices)
  • Steve Simon, Oxford (Topological quantum computing)
  • Lorenza Viola, Dartmouth (Quantum control)
  • John Watrous, IQC (Quantum complexity theory)
  • Mark Wilde, McGill (Quantum information theory)

Some funding is available for travel support. Applications for funding will be accepted until April 15, 2012.

The deadline for early registration (at a reduced rate) is April 25, 2012.

Sponsorship of the school has been provided by the Institute for Quantum Computing, MITACS, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, and the Fields Institute.

For more information on the school, visit

The 9th Canadian Student Conference & 2nd AQuA Student Congress on Quantum Information will be held in Waterloo the following week, from June 18-22. Participants at the summer school are encouraged to consider also attending the student conference. For more information on the student conference, visit


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