Spring School on Theoretical and Computational Foundations of Quantum Technologies

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Spring School on Theoretical and Computational Foundations of Quantum Technologies

October 24, 2023 - October 28, 2023

Spring School on Theoretical and Computational Foundations of Quantum Technologies

24-28 October 2023, Alpine Heath Resort, Northern Drakensberg.

Aim of the School:

The School is aimed at postgraduate students in physics, mathematics, applied mathematics, and computer science interested in both theoretical and computational aspects of quantum technologies. In particular, the School aims to provide an introduction to Quantum Computing, Machine Learning for Quantum Physics, Quantum Communication and Quantum Machine Learning. Tutorials will follow lectures to put the theoretical material into practice.

Spring School flyer:

The spring school flyer can be downloaded here.

Application and Registration:

Interested students registered for Honours, Masters and PhD, including postdoc in South Africa, are invited to submit their applications. As publicly funded institutions, the UKZN and NITheCS support the transformation of South Africa, and thus the School organizers highly encourage students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds to submit their applications.

It is a requirement that ALL SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS MUST BRING THEIR LAPTOPS AND HAVE BASIC PYTHON PROGRAMMING SKILLS.

The organizers will cover costs for travel (local only), accommodation and meals of students selected to attend the School. We want to encourage Institutions and supervisors to financially support their students (e.g. travel costs). Due to budgetary reasons, only a limited number of scholarships are available for suitably qualified students. Should you wish to attend the School, kindly complete the application form and register online before the closing date.

List of lecturers and tutors:
Francesco Petruccione (SU, UKZN and NITheCS)
Yaseera Ismail (UKZN)
Ian David (UKZN)
Shivani Pillay (UKZN)
Matt Lourens (SU)
Ilya Sinayskiy (UKZN and NITheCS)

List of topics:

  • Quantum Computing
  • Machine Learning for Quantum Physics
  • Quantum Machine Learning
  • Quantum Communications

Important dates:

Arrival at Venue: 24 October 2023 (before lunch)
School start: 15:00 on 24 October 2023
Closing date for scholarship applications: 22 September 2023 29 September 2023
Notification of Successful Candidates: 29 September 2023 4 October 2023 (All successful have been notified; acknowledgement & transport update communicated)
Closing dates for registration (Self-sponsored applicants): 6 October 2023
School ends: 27 October 2023
Departure day: 28 October 2023

School programme:

The school programme can be found here.

School Organizing Committee:

Ilya Sinayskiy (UKZN and NITheCS)
Yaseera Ismail (UKZN)
Francesco Petruccione (SU, UKZN & NITheCS)

General Inquiries:

For general inquiries, please contact Ilya Sinayskiy at sinayskiy@ukzn.ac.za and Yaseera Ismail at ismaily@ukzn.ac.za

Scholarship Application

You can apply for a scholarship to attend the School at this link (closed).

Registration for self-funded participants

You can register for the event at this link (closed).

Photos:

Details

Start:
October 24, 2023
End:
October 28, 2023

Venue

ALPINE HEATH RESORT, DRAKENSBERG
D119 Off Old Cavenberg Road, Jagersrust Northern Drakensberg
Bergville, KZN 3354 South Africa
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Phone
+27-(0)-36-438-8500
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