Upcoming Summer and Winter Quantum Schools


Les Diablerets, Switzerland
January 21-24, 2013

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.

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 order to maximize the possibility to interact with instructors and to allow intensive hands-on tutorials, the number of participants is limited to 16. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.


1st Summer School of Physics and Technology of Matter

Otranto, Italy
September 16-22, 2012

This school aims to

  • To broaden and deepen the background knowledge of young researchers, mainly PhD students and post-docs, in the general areas of superfluidity, quantum optical interference, quantum information and coherence, laser physics, magnetism and spintronics, superconductivity, Bose-Einstein Condensation, through a series of advanced lectures given by recognized experts in these fields.
  • to provide a perspective of the latest research and future trends in these areas.