Research at IBM and Princeton
Quantum Undergraduate Research at IBM and Princeton

Quantum Undergraduate Research at IBM and Princeton is a unique summer undergraduate research program that combines academic research in quantum science and engineering at Princeton with industry experience at IBM Q in Yorktown Heights.

Through this program, you can apply to work with any group at quantum.princeton.edu for the first half of the summer. These groups span a wide range of disciplines, from quantum materials, condensed matter physics, and atomic physics to quantum information, algorithms, and architecture.

In the second half, you will work with the quantum computing group at IBM Q on cutting-edge translational research. At IBM TJ Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY students will spend 4 weeks, following the 6 weeks at Princeton. They will learn and engage in multiple projects, ranging from Qiskit compiler challenges on 5Q, and 16Q quantum computers, learning depths of Qiskit open source software as well as many quantum computing-related hardware designs.

This fast-paced, intensive, highly selective program will also feature seminars and research exchanges among the whole quantum research community at Princeton and IBM, creating a unique interdisciplinary community at the cutting edge of quantum research.

5 reasons to apply
  • Unique opportunity to do both academic and industry summer research
  • Close academic mentorship at Princeton
  • Broad experience in quantum research, from fundamental to applied
  • Access to state-of-the-art quantum processors and devices at IBM
  • Training in Qiskit



March 15, 2019

Stipend and housing

Provided by Princeton and IBM


US citizens and permanent residents

Program dates


June 10, 2019


August 16, 2019


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