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SQMS-GGI Summer school : Quantum Computing and Sensing – Link

Application period: April 1 – April 30,  2021

School: June 21 – July 02, 2021

The school is addressed to PhD students in quantum information science, particle physics and condensed matter. The students will be introduced to basic concepts in circuit quantum electrodynamics, quantum controls and metrology. The school will also cover main topics in quantum sensing at the precision frontier, quantum-limited amplification and microwave photon counting to significantly improve the sensitivity in axions detection and other dark matter candidates interactions. Participation of experimentalists and post-docs is also encouraged. In 2021 the school will be virtual from June 21 to July 2, 2021. The schedule will be arranged to accommodate students from the US and European time zones.
The school is organized in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, National Quantum Information Science Research Centers, Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center (SQMS) 


SQMS Carolyn B. Parker Fellowship – Link


The Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center (SQMS) Carolyn B. Parker Fellowship honors and preserves the legacy of the first African American woman to earn a postgraduate degree in physics. The Carolyn B. Parker Fellowship prioritizes the representation and inclusion of historically and contemporarily minoritized individuals underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and quantum computing research, specifically. One Fellowship will be awarded annually. This fellowship is sponsored by the Department of Energy Office of Science.

The SQMS Carolyn B. Parker Fellowship is available to Black and African American scholars with a background in physics or engineering seeking a research assistantship. This is a unique opportunity to engage with the National Quantum Information Science Research Center, Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center (SQMS) to build and deploy a beyond-the-state-of-the-art quantum computer based on superconducting technologies.

To enrich the research experience and enhance scientific collaboration the selected Fellow will spend periods of time conducting research with domestic and/or international SQMS partner institutions and organizations. Additionally, the Fellow will contribute to SQMS committees, write scientific papers and reports, highlight progress at weekly and bi-weekly center meetings, and may present at national and international workshops and conferences.


SQMS Undergraduate Internship – Link

Application period for 2021 is closed and will reopen in 2022

Sponsored by the Department of Energy Office of Science, the SQMS Quantum Undergraduate Internship places undergraduate sophomore and junior physics and engineering majors in paid 10-week summer internships at the National QIS Center Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems (SQMS). Students will have the opportunity to work at Fermilab and at one of the twenty SQMS partner institutions such as Rigetti Computing, Northwestern University, Ames National Lab, NASA Ames and more.