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OneQuantum Africa Guest Today - Andrew Forbes, Director of WitsQ and Distinguished Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand
Andrew was recently appointed as the Director of the Wits Quantum Initiative (WitsQ), a forum for quantum scientists across the continent to connect. He will talk about quantum research at Wits and his vision for quantum technologies in Africa.
Quantum Information Science will build foundational technologies that will affect all of our industries & goals in the near future - see this recent report.
Quantum tech is important not only in the future but today. There is so much we can learn together on this journey and we are just getting started.
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This is an open opportunity to learn why quantum technologies will become a key tool in many industries, just like yours. A lot of work, research, and collaboration is happening in Africa in this field, and application-ready results have been recorded.
It’s always a good move to take advantage of timing and in this case, the timing couldn’t be better as this game-changing technology is now moving from the lab to the mainstream.
If you are new to this field then this is a great opportunity to make important connections that can help you get started. Whilst our events are focused on Africa, we have people from around the globe joining us with whom you can collaborate, learn and exchange.
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Out now, with a lot of important updates on quantum in Africa.
NANOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND INNOVATION BOOTCAMP 2021
The African Materials Research Society (AMRS) in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) is organizing a Nanotechnology Research and Innovation Bootcamp. The Bootcamp is aimed at developing Undergraduate students, Graduate students, and Postdocs with an interest in using nanotechnology for the development of Africa.
To learn more and apply click the link: https://africanmrs.net/nanotechnology-bootcamp-2021/.
Here is the Zoom link to register for and attend the Bootcamp
Opportunity for Educators from Qubit by Qubit
We’re looking for innovative high school partners who are interested in being one of the first schools in the world to offer a course in quantum computing.
Our partner schools provide their students with academic credit for completing this first-of-its-kind STEM course and are able to enroll their students for FREE. The course is online and taught by Qubit by Qubit’s instructors from leading universities. Students will learn foundational quantum computing skills, run code on a real quantum computer, and hear from leading academic and industry experts.
Learn more and register here and we have volunteers at OneQuantum who can help you with the application.
Nu Quantum is looking to fund a 3-6 month-long internship starting during summer 2021. The internships are full-time, paid, and based in Cambridge where possible.
Ideal candidates are either well into their PhDs, or recently finished. The projects will be carried out at the Nu Quantum headquarters and optics lab in Cambridge, collaboratively with the team which is now 15-strong.
How to apply
To apply, visit the recruitment portal at https://apply.workable.com/nu-quantum/
News, events, and updates
Flashback —->> Thoughts and aspirations for the quantum community in Africa. A keynote speech at the unofficial launch of the OneQuantum Africa Chapter on September 11, 2020.
Honeywell Quantum Breakthroughs
Cybersecurity in the Quantum Future
An Overview of Recent NASA QuAIL Activities Related to Quantum Annealing
There is a lot more happening that we miss. Please share your quantum news, challenges, successes, and support with us via email@example.com and we will share them with the Africa community. We love to celebrate with you or even help you to find a match or someone who can offer you support.