I'm a high schooler who is interested in learning about post-quantum cryptography.
I would like to read some papers of post-quantum public key algorithms, shortlisted by NIST: https://csrc.nist.gov/projects/post-quantum-cryptography/round-2-submissions.
I have a basic understanding of abstract algebra, number theory, etc. I'm more than willing to learn more mathematical topics as necessary in order to understand the mechanics behind the algorithms I read.
Which paper(s) from the 17 shortlisted post-quantum public key algorithms would members of the Cryptography Stack Exchange Community consider the most accessible for a post-quantum newbie?
The overall aim of my personal project is to implement the algorithm on Python (that's the only language I know), then test it against a quantum computer stimulator.
I'd really appreciate the community's thoughts on the feasibility of my undertaking.