The 5th Swedish Summer School in Computer Science (http://s3cs.eecs.kth.se/) will be held August 5-11, 2018, in the beautiful Stockholm archipelago at Djuronaset (http://djuronaset.com/en/). The school runs for a full week Monday-Friday in early August when Sweden is at its loveliest, with arrival on Sunday evening and departure Saturday morning.
We will celebrate our 5th anniversary by going significantly out of our comfort zone and learn about quantum computation. Ronald de Wolf (https://homepages.cwi.nl/~rdewolf/) will give a series of lectures accessible to people who do not know quantum from before. The idea is that this will help all those of us who routinely skip intimidating quantum talks at workshops and conference to overcome our deepest fears and learn enough so that during the next conference we can confidently go to the quantum sessions and actually understand some of what is going on (and maybe even ask a smart question or two).
Another reason for being scared about quantum is that the crypto systems we know and love might no longer be safe. But fear not: Oded Regev (https://cims.nyu.edu/~regev/) will give lectures on lattices and cryptography, explaining, among other things, how to survive in a post-quantum world. Other exciting topics that Oded will touch upon are the Learning with errors (LWE) problem and fully homomorphic encryption.
The summer school is primarily intended for PhD students, but postdocs and bright MSc students are also warmly welcome (and also faculty, subject to availability of slots).
The application deadline is April 20, 2018. Please see http://s3cs.eecs.kth.se/ for more information including instructions for how to apply. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.