Quantum Future Academy 2020

Quantum Future Academy (QFA) is an event that  aims to introduce students  to the future potentials offered by quantum technologies.

For the first time, Quantum Future Academy is opening up to students from around Europe (event link)!

Students that win the national selected will receive a fully-funded trip to Berlin from 1st to 7th november and will have the opportunity to participate in a series of events designed to foster their interest in quantum technologies.

Participants will attend lectures and presentations given by leading European researchers and entrepreneurs. This, coupled with interactive workshops, tours of companies and research laboratories, and evening social events.

The Quantum Future Academy is an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and is organized in 2020 in cooperation with the European Quantum Flagship and supported by numerous institutions in the participating countries.

This is the opportunity of a lifetime for students interested in building a career in the burgeoning field of quantum technologies.

To apply in Italy, one should be ideally a student finishing a Bachelor’s or starting a Master’s degree in the natural sciences. It is required to have some training in quantum mechanics, as this is necessary to get the most out of the Academy.

The initial application is easy: filling out this brief (link in this page), 5-minute survey by 28 July 2020 in order to indicate your interest. Eligible applicants will then be e-mailed a quantum challenge on 1 August 2020. This quantum challenge will allow applicants to spend a day exploring the wonders of the quantum world with their choice of three cutting-edge simulation tools: the Quantum Composer developed at Aarhus University, the SpinDrops tool developed at TU-Munich, and IBM’s Qiskit tool. Applicants can choose to either explore a pre-defined challenge provided by us, or they can explore something relevant to their own research projects! Read more about the Italian application process here.