The Eleventh Annual Canadian Quantum Information Students' Conference will be held at the University of Guelph, from June 23-27, 2014.
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The Canadian Quantum Information Students' Conference (CQISC) is the annual conference in the field of Quantum Information Sciences run by and for students across Canada and around the world. The conference is open to students of various backgrounds including, but not limited to, physics, mathematics, computer science, chemistry and engineering. The conference is held over the five days following the Annual Canadian Summer School on Quantum Information. All participants are encouraged to present a 20 minute talk or contribute a poster describing their research.
The CQISC was first held in 2004 at l’Université de Montréal and since then has been held at various Canadian institutions including the University of Calgary, the Fields Institute in Toronto, the University of McGill, and the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo. Today the CQISC enjoys a reputation as being one of the premier quantum information student conferences in North America. The students at the University of Guelph are proud to continue this valuable tradition
CQISC allows students from a wide range of disciplines to come together and learn of new research areas presented by their peers. The conference allows its participants to develop ties with students with similar research interests and strengthen networks between quantum information research institutes.
Registration for both the CQISC and the Canadian Summer School on Quantum Information is free and can be done at the Fields Institute website here. In addition to registering for the conference and school, you can also apply for financial assistance, if you feel a need.
We encourage all attendees to submit proposals for posters and talks. This is a good opportunity to share your work, and practice your presentation skills.
Proposals should be in the form of a short abstract no more than 1 page long. Proposals must state whether they are a poster or presentation, and must relate in some way to quantum information. Proposals can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 16th.
In addition to student talks, we plan to have three guest speakers which will be announced here soon. There is also a trip planned during the week to the Institute for Quantum Computing in Waterloo, where there will be a tour of the facilities.
The majority of conference activities will be held in:
Room 1200, Albert A. Thornbrough Building, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road East, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1 Canada
ShuttleWe are also happy to announce that there will be a shuttle leaving from and returning to the Quantum Nano Center during both events. However to make use of this wonderful service you must be registered! The tentative schedule for the shuttle is as follows