6th Winter School on Practical Quantum Communications

2014-01-19 - 2014-01-23
Registration deadline: 
2013-12-20 (All day)
Les Diablerets in the Swiss Alps

Based on the success of our previous Winter Schools on Practical Quantum Cryptography, ID Quantique is proud to announce the 6th Winter School on Practical Quantum Communications. This program will deal with quantum cryptography, quantum computing and quantum repeaters. The goal of this event is to introduce this exciting topic in a relaxed and stimulating atmosphere to a general audience of physicists and computer scientists with little or no background in practical quantum communications. Special emphasis will be placed on practical aspects of quantum communications, such as the implementation of Quantum Key distribution systems and quantum repeaters, as well as concrete steps towards a quantum computer. The emerging applications of these promising technologies will also be discussed. In addition, by including hands-on tutorials, the Winter School will offer participants the unique opportunity to learn to operate a real quantum cryptography system and single-photon detectors. In order to maximize interaction with instructors and to allow intensive hands-on tutorials, the number of participants is limited. Applications will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. What’s new for the 6th edition?

Beside the new focus since the 5th Winter School, on quantum computing and quantum repeater we have now an extended edition:

·         One additional day

·         New additional keynote speakers:

§  Prof. Gilles Brassard,

§  Prof. Massimiliano Sala and Dr. Troels Rønnow

Dates:             ► Sunday January 19 to Thursday January 23, 2014

(Arrival on Saturday afternoon and departure on Friday morning)


Location:         ► Les Diablerets in the Swiss Alps

(More information available on: http://www.diablerets.ch/en/index.cfm)


Accommodation: ► Hotel Les Sources; www.hotel-les-sources.ch


Instructors:     ► Members of the ID Quantique R&D team


Keynote Speakers: ► see attachment


Price:               ► € 3’480.- per participant (Early booking discount, see below)

The price includes:

- Board and accommodation (5 nights, single room in a *** hotel)

- Course participation

- Teaching materials

- Recreational activities (various winter sports)

Travel to and from Les Diablerets not included.


Certificate:       ► Granted upon completion of the Winter School


Insurance:       ► Health and accident insurance is the responsibility of the participant.


Accompanying ► Possibility to come with an accompanying person.

Person: Price: € 1’200.- per person, which includes:

Accommodation in a double room, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and

recreational activities. Travel to and from Les Diablerets not included.


Application:     ► Before November 15th, 2013

(The number of participants is limited. Applications will be accepted on a first

come first served basis.)


Early booking: ► For booking and payment before October 15th, 2013, special price of €

2’780.- per participant (€ 960.- per accompanying person).

Act quickly to take advantage of this 20% discount!


Optional visit: ► Possibility to visit the premises of ID Quantique on Friday morning and/or

the Group of Applied Physics of the University of Geneva on Friday afternoon,

January 24th, 2014.

Participants wishing to take advantage of this opportunity will leave Les Diablerets by train for Geneva at 8.00am.

The train ticket must be purchased by the participant, but the visit(s) is free of charge.

Registration and organizational issue for the visit(s) will be taken during the Winter School


This Winter School is a unique opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art practical quantum communications and to gain hands-on experience. The program will also allow participants to network and socialize, while discovering winter sports such as downhill skiing, sledding or snowshoe hiking in a beautiful Swiss Alps winter landscape.



Les Diablerets
46° 49' 5.4768" N, 8° 13' 39.0432" E
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