Cornerstone Models
Quantum Computing

Virtual Summer School



August 2-13, 2021


Vancouver, BC Canada


TRIUMF together with it's partners -  Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute, the University of British Columbia, Quantum Algorithms Institute, Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria, Université de Sherbrooke, Helmholtz's Assocation DESY and our industry partners Xanadu and D-Wave -  are pleased to announce the Cornerstone Models of Quantum Computing Summer School / TRIUMF Summer Institute 2021, which will be taking place remotely from August 2 – 13, 2021.


The school will provide an in-depth introduction to the seminal models of quantum computing:

  • Gate Model
  • Annealing
  • Measurement Based
  • Continuous Variable


The students will have a chance to work through challenges utilizing quantum computing processors and explore concepts within these main topics. In addition, students will gain insight into platforms such as such as superconducting, photonic, and trapped ion qubits. Major quantum computing applications such as quantum chemistry, nuclear physics and quantum assisted machine learning will be briefly summarized.


The school will take place from August 2nd to 13th, with several lecture hours, tutorials and office hours each day. Students are expected to spend about 2-3 hours each day on the challenge problems. Graduate and undergraduate students will be eligible for full and free enrollment. Non-students are encouraged to audit the lectures.



Registration will open on June 1st, 2021 and will be free.