Nijmegen, Netherlands

Quantum in the Summer: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Quantum Computing

when 8 August 2022 - 12 August 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 600

One of today’s most fascinating fields of research and innovation involves applying quantum phenomena to the development of a new type in computing called quantum computing. Increasingly more and more research institutions and governments are engaging in the development of quantum computing, which makes this the right time to study various fundamental aspects, thereby preparing yourselves for the advent of quantum computers.

Course leader

Dr. Colin Wilmott, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
Nottingham Trent University, UK

Target group

• Advanced Bachelor
• Master
• PhD

Quantum computing benefits most from the creative interaction of mathematicians, physicists, computer scientists, and others, such as, chemists. Students with a business / media background may also be interested in applying to learn about quantum computing because of the obvious impacts that quantum computing will make in the worlds of business, finance, and media. We stress that no prior experience of quantum theory will be assumed. Please don’t be concerned if you are not familiar with quantum mechanics. To get the most enjoyment from the one-week course, experience in elementary linear algebra would be great. We ask to all participants have maturity of a top performing second year undergraduate.

Course aim

After this course you are able to:

1. Understand fundamental aspects of quantum mechanics.
2. Describe the workings of foundational quantum protocols, such as superdense coding, quantum teleportation and quantum cryptography.
3. Understand the concept of entanglement and its importance as a physical resource.
4. Describe quantum communication channels and define concepts, such as, channel capacity.

Fee info

EUR 600: The fee includes the registration fees, course materials, access to library and IT facilities, coffee/tea, lunch, and a number of social activities.


We offer several reduced fees:
€ 540 early bird discount- deadline 1 April 2022 (10%)
€ 510 partner + RU discount (15%)
€ 450 early bird + partner + RU discount (25%)