Program Dates & Location

June 5 - 16, 2017
Johns Hopkins University


Getting Here

The School will take place at the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus located in north Baltimore. The official address is 3400 N. Charles Str 21218 Baltimore. The East Gate to the Homewood Campus is located at a corner of 33rd Str and N. Charles Str. Please be attentive, JHU Homewood campus is not the Johns Hopkins hospital. The Homewood campus is easily accessible from several interstates, and is also a short taxi ride from Penn Station and the BWI airport.

If you are arriving to Baltimore by plane, you can take a taxi from Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI), it is about 35 minutes driving time to the Homewood campus, costs about $40. Alternatively, you can take Light Rail to the Penn Station, which is located much closer to the JHU Homewood campus, and take a taxi or a bus from there. The trip will cost $3.40 and about 40 min to Penn station, 1 hour the whole trip to JHU. The schedule of the Light Rail can be found here. Note: you need to change to a Light Rail which goes to Penn Station at Camden Yards or Convention center stops.

If you are arriving by train: Baltimore’s Penn Station is 10 minutes by taxi from the Homewood campus. At day time, you can also take a free bus Charm city circulator (Purple Route, to a stop 31st Street - Baltimore Museum Of Art, you’ll find yourself on the southern side of the Homewood campus. You can also take a bus #11 to the corner of N. Charles and 33rd Str ($1.70 exact cash paid on the bus). The bus stop is located on N. Charles str. half a block north from the Penn Station.

Here you can find driving directions to the Homewood campus of the Johns Hopkins University.

Housing and Meals

All participants will be staying in Charles Commons Residence Hall located at the corner of N. Charles street and 33rd Street, address: 3301 N. Charles Str, Baltimore 21218 MD. The building is across the street from the East Gate of the JHU Homewood campus. Bed sheets, pillow cases, etc. will be provided with your residence hall room but you should bring your own soap, shampoo, toiletries, etc. Please find more information about Charles Commons Residence Hall.

Charles Commons Residence Halls
Corner of North Charles Street and St. Paul Street
3301 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

All housing details can be found in the Charles Commons brochure here.

Check-in and Registration

We expect you to arrive on Sunday, June 4, 2017.  Please note that the standard check-in time is 2pm-4pm but that the check-in desk is manned from 7am-midnight and on-call after hours. Dinner is the only meal available on Sunday June 4th.  Checkout is on Saturday June 17, 2017 between 8am-10am. Breakfast is the only meal included on Saturday, June 17.

The first lecture will take place Monday, June 5, 2017 at 8:40am in the auditorium 272 of the Bloomberg building which is situated about a 10 minute walk from the Charles Commons Residence Hall.


All lectures (with any exceptions announced well in advance) will be held in the Bloomberg building, a 10-15 minute walk from Charles Commons Residence Hall. Typically there will be two lectures in the morning, 9:00am-12.30 pm with a coffee break 10.30-11 am, and one after-lunch lecture, panel discussion, or poster session at 2:00pm-3:30pm. Some additional seminars and discussions will also be held, with a final schedule posted on the website as soon as it's available.

All students are strongly encouraged to present a poster at the school. Details about the posters will be contained in the admission letter you receive. Location for discussions and poster sessions are forthcoming.

Copies of lectures notes will be available during the School. Soon after end of the School, these will also be available on the website. All talks will be videotaped and will be available online.


Sheridan Libraries are found on Homewood campus:

Milton S. Eisenhower Library (a part of Sheridan Libraries) is opened 7 days a week, from 7.30 am to 3 am.


If you want to receive mail while attending NSF/DOE Quantum Science Summer School (QS3), please use the following address:

Quantum Science Summer School (QS3)
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore 21218 MD

Please make sure not to list this address for mail you will continue to receive after you leave the school (ex. magazine subscriptions).

The phone number for the Department of Physics and Astronomy is: 410-516-7347 | Fax: 410-516-7239


The Johns Hopkins University, NSF and DOE does not take out any health or accident insurance for the lecturers and participants of the Quantum Science Summer School; this is your individual responsibility.