Summer 2022 Research in Quantum Information Science

The LVC Mathematical Physics Research Group mentors undergraduate mathematics, computer science and physics majors in intensive summer research projects in quantum information science (QIS). QIS is an interdisciplinary field that studies the manipulation of quantum physical systems to execute computation and communication tasks in ways that promise to significantly outperform today's most powerful computers. The LVC group studies quantum entanglement that gives quantum protocols their enhanced speed and power as well as other topics in QIS.

Minimum requirements are an introductory course in linear algebra (MAS 222, usually taken in the fall of the 2nd year), a love of creative problem solving, and a willingness to work hard. Additional study in mathematics, physics, or computer science is desirable, but not required.

[Note: The research program schedule, duration, and stipend will be announced at the time of position offers, noted below.]

Important Dates

Application deadline: 15 February 2022

Position offers: 15 March 2022

How to Apply

Due no later than 15 February 2022. Send by email to Position offers will be announced by 15 March 2022.

Application Form



Anticipated graduation date:

List math and science courses taken, in progress, or expected to be completed by May 2022. Please attach an unofficial transcript.

List activities related to problem solving in math and science (e.g. Putnam competition, programming contests, high school academic competitions, etc).

Write a short paragraph on your future academic and career goals.