Telluride Science Research Center Summer Schools 2017

Telluride School on Theoretical Chemistry, July 23rd - 29th

Application deadline is March 1, 2017

The 2017 Telluride School on Theoretical Chemistry aims to provide current graduate students with training in the areas of electronic structure, chemical dynamics, statistical mechanics, and biomolecular modeling. The week-long workshop will involve lectures, problem-solving exercises and sessions, a research poster-session for participants, and outdoor recreation in Telluride. The workshop is organized by Joan-Emma Shea (UCSB) and Thomas Miller (Caltech), with participating lecturers Suri Vaikuntanathan (U. Chicago) and Toru Shiozaki (Northwestern).

Telluride School on Stochastic Approaches to Electronic Structure, July 11th - 15th

Application deadline is February 10, 2017

This summer school, aimed at graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, addresses the use of stochastic methods of treating electronic structure of complex materials. Both methods that operate in position space as well as those where the sampling is done in configuration space will be considered.

Telluride School on Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory, July 11th - 15th

Application deadline is February 10, 2017

This school is for students and postdocs who want to learn about the theory and hands-on applications of one of the most efficient and accurate first-principles frameworks to date: Time-dependent density functional theory. The school will teach how to use this time-dependent quantum-mechanical theory to achieve an accurate computational description of electronic excitations and charge-transfer processes that underlie e.g. next-generation energy-conversion, energy-storage, and catalytic systems. Theory lectures in the morning of each day, given by world-leading experts, will cover fundamental, theoretical aspects of TDDFT. Hands-on computational sessions in the afternoon will equip students with practical skills in two or three TDDFT codes.


Fundamentals of Quantum Materials Winter School (January 16-19, 2017)

The inaugural Fundamentals of Quantum Materials Winter School will be held at the University of Maryland, January 16-19, 2017 at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

This school, sponsored by ICAM and the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, is aimed at providing fundamental training to our current and future generations of Quantum Materials scientists in synthesis and characterization techniques. It will bring together senior and junior scientists to address topics at the forefront of current research into quantum materials, while also providing pedagogical background and practical training for junior scientists. With an interdisciplinary and diverse crowd including physicists, chemists, and materials scientists, participants will gain a basic functional knowledge of how to plan and carry out synthesis relevant to the study of quantum materials, and will have a unique opportunity to interact with some of the top researchers in the field while networking with fellow peers. 


The school will span 4 days, from Monday through Thursday, and will cover a host of material synthesis and characterization techniques. Mornings will include pedagogical lectures by ten of the nation's top practicing quantum materials scientists, while afternoons will be devoted to practical demonstrations in laboratories in the University of Maryland's Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Materials. The school will also include a poster session that will be attended by senior scientists, and will be coupled with a weekend workshop focused on current research in synthesis, characterization and electronic modelling of quantum materials.

How to apply:

Applications can be submitted hereThe application deadline is Friday, November, 25. Successful applicants will be notified shortly after the deadline and provided with instructions on how to register. Note that a $200 fee will be required upon registration.

All junior scientists (undergrads, graduate students, and postdocs) are encouraged to participate and help forge our future generations of the Quantum Materials community!

Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing, May 29-June 9, 2017 & Undergraduate research award

Be a part of world-class research this summer: Learn about quantum information processing and gain research experience!

Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing: Start the summer with a two-week introduction to the theoretical and experimental study of quantum information processing which includes 30 hours in the labs. You will get the opportunity to interact with students from around world, work with graduate students, postdocs and IQC faculty. This program is fully funded – including your accommodations and food. You can also apply for travel bursaries.
Watch this quick video to get a feel for the full experience.

Undergraduate Research Award - all summer: Join us at IQC for the summer through an Undergraduate Research Award and work with one of our researchers – experimentalist or theorist. Not only will you enhance your research experience and prepare for your graduate studies and research career, but you get the chance to attend IQC seminars, lectures, and student talks. This is a unique opportunity to interact with an interdisciplinary research community.

Apply before January 9! You can choose to only apply to attend USEQIP, to only apply for an Undergraduate Research Award, or apply for both.

  • If you want to apply to both, click here. Complete the application and check the appropriate box for the Undergraduate Research Award.*
  • If you only want to apply for USEQIP, here. Complete the application but do NOT check the box for the Undergraduate Research Award.
  • If you only want to apply for the Undergraduate Research Award, click here and complete the application.

*In the event that you are not invited to USEQIP, you will still be considered for an Undergraduate Research Award as we have more URA opportunities than spots in USEQIP.

ITAMP/B2 Institute Winter Graduate School on AMO Physics, January 4-11, 2017

The 6th ITAMP/B2 Institute Winter Graduate School on AMO Physics will be held from January 4-11, 2017, on the campus of the Biosphere 2 in Arizona. This year's topic is on "Quantum Information: Fundamentals and Applications". 

A good school requires also good students, so we're urging you to send yours!

All sorts of information on the school, list of faculty, accommodation and how to register can be found here. Hope to see your students in Arizona in January.

Invited Lecturers

  • Paola Cappellaro (MIT)
  • Steve Girvin (Yale)
  • Markus Greiner (Harvard)
  • Wolfgang Lechner (Innsbruck)
  • Seth Lloyd (MIT)
  • Misha Lukin (Harvard)
  • Chris Monroe (JQI - UMD)
  • Matthias Troyer (Microsoft)
  • Susanne Yelin (UConn & Harvard)

QDev/NBIA 2016 Summer School, July 3-8, 2016

The Center for Quantum Devices and the Niels Bohr International Academy in Copenhagen invite PhD students in experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics for an international summer school on state-of-the-art ideas underlying the field of quantum information processing and its implementation in solid-state systems.

A strong emphasis will be placed on the fundamentals of such systems, giving the students the necessary background to read the literature and understand the wide variety of qubit (quantum bit) implementations that can be explored by putting these basic building blocks together in creative new ways.

In a series of lectures and interactive study sessions world-renown experts will teach the fundamentals and state-of-the-art in spins, superconductivity, and the controlled creation, storage, and manipulation of quantum information in condensed matter. Quantum error correction, which will play an essential role in the future of this field, will be covered from both theoretical and experimental points of view.