Two Maltese students will, through a call for selection, be chosen to participate in the first European Quantum Future Academy.
As part of its EU Council Presidency, Germany, together with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as host, will invite a total of 60 students from the natural and engineering sciences from around 30 European countries to a week in Berlin. The Academy will take place under the motto “Today’s insights for tomorrow’s experts”.
From 1 to 7 November, the students will get exclusive insights into the most diverse areas of applied quantum technologies, including visits of companies and laboratories, meetings with researchers and industry partners, interesting hands-on workshops and extensive networking opportunities. Cultural activities in the cosmopolitan city of Berlin are also to be part of the visit.
Students in the third year of single-honours B.Sc, 3rd and 4th year of double-honours B.Sc, or enrolled in a M.Sc. with a Physics Curriculum containing Quantum Mechanics are eligible to take part, and financial assistance is gratefully acknowledged from the Ministry for Finance and Financial Services of the Government of Malta.
Applicants will be ranked according to their motivation letter and Curriculum Vitae, the average mark of the university course being undertaken, a test consisting of a 3-hour written examination with multiple answer questions and exercises about quantum mechanics, and an interview.
Applicants are to submit a presentation, of a maximum duration of 15 minutes, on a topic of Quantum Mechanics chosen by the candidate, to be discussed publicly in front of the Selection Committee.