The 4th Winter School on practical QKD

2012-01-17 - 2012-01-20

ID Quantique, a partner in the Q-ESSENCE consortium, is organizing for the 4th time the “Winter School on Practical Quantum Cryptography” taking place from January 17 to 20, 2012 in the Swiss Alps.

The goal of this Winter School is to introduce, to a general audience of physicists and computer scientists
with little or no background in practical quantum cryptography, this exciting topic in a relaxed and
stimulating atmosphere. Special emphasis will be put on practical quantum cryptography system design. The
emerging applications of this promising technology will also be discussed.
By including hands-on tutorials, the Winter School will offer participants the unique opportunity to learn to
operate a real quantum cryptography system, as well as single-photon detectors.

In 2012 the Key Note speakers are:

  • Professor Nicolas Gisin is the group leader of the group of applied physics at the University of Geneva.
  • Dr. Vadim Makarov is a postdoctoral researcher at the Quantum Hacking group at NTNU (Trondheim, Norway).
  • Professor Renner Renato is the Head of Quantum Information Group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich).

Besides the opportunity to gain a deep knowledge of Quantum Cryptography, the participants will be exposed to the practical applications of quantum photonics technologies.

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